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PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 280 3GB OC CrossFire Video Card Review (Page 15)

By Shawn Baker from Aug 20, 2014 @ 8:40 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: PowerColor

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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Throwing two cards into the mix tends to mean the setup is going to run a little hotter. Of course, the 77c load number is slightly up, but still very strong overall considering the performance we've got here today.

Sound Test

Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter, we quickly find ourselves 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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Considering we've got two cards running together, the noise levels are very good, and come in at the bottom half of today's graph.

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