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GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5870 1GB Super Overclock Video Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

Another card makes it to the SOC series from GIGABYTE. This time it's the much loved HD 5870. Let's check it out!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2010 2:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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 cooler that GIGABYTE has opted for does a wonderful job of keeping our GPU nice and cool.

 


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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While the coolness does come at a little bit more noise compared to other models, it's nothing major at all with only a few dB separating many of the models below it.

 

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