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Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition 2GB Video Card (Page 16)

By Shawn Baker from Apr 21, 2010 @ 11:28 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sapphire

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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Looking at heat, the model runs a little warmer than the standard HD 5870; nothing too serious, though.


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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Noise levels are a little louder than the standard HD 5870, but like the temperature, it's nothing we would be worrying about.

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