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Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X OC Video Card Review (with 4K tests) (Page 14)

Shawn Baker | May 19, 2014 at 9:00 am CDT - 0 mins, 55 secs time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Sapphire

Temperature Test

The temperature of the core is pulled from MSI Afterburner with the max reading used after a completed run of 3DMark Vantage at the Performance preset.

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Looking above, you can see that the Sapphire R9 290 4GB Tri-X OC sits almost directly in the middle of the pack when it comes to temperature levels. 68C is a solid number as the reference card had a massive load temperature of 90C.

Sound Test

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 centimeters 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 the noise side of things, you can see we're sitting in the top half of the graph. Overall, though, 64.2dB isn't too bad, especially when you consider the temperature drop over the reference cooler.

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