Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 30 July 2010 07:22

XFX HD 5670 1GB tested - 8. Heat Levels and Noise

Written by Sanjin Rados
thumb2

Review: Good bundle at a discount



The cooler is miniature and takes up only one slot. Single slot cooler is good for saving space, but a 13-fin fan with only 5cm in diameter can’t be expected to be inaudible. During FurMark, temperatures didn’t exceed 64°C, but you’ll definitely hear the fan. However, sound levels emitted by some more powerful cards in 3D mode make XFX HD 5670 1GB’s cooler one of the more silent ones. The only problem with our today’s card is that you’ll hear it when the card is in idle mode, so we guess that HTPC users won’t like it if their HTPC is in the living room.

5670_xfx_loadTemp_fanAuto_1

Fan speed in auto mode climbs up to 88% RPM, whereas idle operation sees it duck to still high 50% RPM (temperatures in idle are at 37°C).

We decided to make the fan quieter so we set the RPM to 39%, which resulted in FurMark testing temperatures rising from 64°C to 70°C. Idle temperatures were at 38°C.

5670_xfx_loadTemp_fanManual_2


(Page 8 of 9)
Last modified on Friday, 30 July 2010 10:58
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments