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MSI Radeon HD 5830 1GB Twin FrozrII Video Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

MSI upgrade the HD 5830 with some new cooling and throw us Afterburner in the package for good measure. How's the card clock? Let's find out.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 16, 2010 5:30 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

Temperature Tests

 

 

With the TES 1326 Infrared Thermometer literally in hand we found ourselves getting real-world temperatures from the products we test at load (3D clock speeds).

 

There are two places we pull temperature from - the back of the card directly behind the core and if the card is dual slot and has an exhaust point we also pull a temperate from there, as seen in the picture.

 

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The MSI card does run a little warmer than the GIGABYTE one, but you can see when compared to the other cards we've got here its temperatures are much lower.

 


Sound Tests

 

 

Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter we find ourselves quickly yelling into the top of it to see how loud we can be.

 

After five minutes of that we get a bit more serious and place the device two CM away from the fan on the card to find the maximum noise level of the card when idle (2D mode) and in load (3D mode).

 

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As for noise levels, while its load noise is similar to the GIGABYTE, its idle noise is significantly lower.

 

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