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XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition Limited Review

jlqrb    -   September 7, 2010
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Testing:

Temperature testing will be accomplished by loading the video card to 100% using MSI Kombuster which is paired with MSI's afterburner overclocking utility for temperature monitoring. I will be using the stability test set to a resolution of 1920 x 1200 using 8xAA. I will use a 15 minute time frame to run the test ensuring that the maximum thermal threshold is reached. The fan speed will be left in the control of the driver package and video card's BIOS for the first test, with the fan moved to 100% to see the best possible cooling scenario for overclocking. The idle test will be a 20 minute cool down with the fan speeds left on automatic.

Settings

  • Monitoring with MSI Afterburner
  • GPU Stability test in MSI Kombuster
  • 15 minute load duration
  • 15 minute idle duration
  • Temperature Measured in degrees Celsius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower = Better

Even with the XFX Limited graphics card being clocked higher than a standard HD 5970 the cores were considerably cooler at both idle and load levels.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup, Overclocking
  5. Testing: FarCry 2
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  9. Testing: Darkest of Days
  10. Testing: Just Cause 2
  11. Testing: Unigine 2.1
  12. Testing: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  13. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  14. Testing: 3DMark 06
  15. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  16. Testing: Temperature
  17. Testing: Power Consumption
  18. Conclusion
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