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Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB OC in CrossFire Video Card Review (Page 15)

Shawn Baker | Aug 29, 2014 at 01:14 am CDT - 0 mins, 54 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%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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At load, the Sapphire card comes in seven degrees Celsius cooler than the HIS card we looked at the other day. Considering the fact the card is also clocked higher, this is a good number for the Sapphire cooler, which looked strong from the second we saw it.

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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Noise levels sit pretty much in the middle of the pack. Considering the clock speeds, and the fact we're dealing with two cards, the number isn't too bad overall.

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