Featured Articles

KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

Android 4.4 is now running on more than a fifth of Android devices, according to Google’s latest figures.

More...
Nvidia introduces five new Quadro cards

Nvidia introduces five new Quadro cards

Nvidia has revamped its Quadro professional graphics line-up with a total of five new cards, two of which are based on…

More...
AMD Tonga XT graphics cards come later

AMD Tonga XT graphics cards come later

According to sources who wish to remain unnamed, we should see an AMD Tonga XT-based graphics card launched sometime in September.

More...
Nvidia Maxwell Geforce 800 comes in September

Nvidia Maxwell Geforce 800 comes in September

Nvidia was always cautious when talking about upcoming Maxwell parts, the first of which was launched back in March and based…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 02 November 2012 10:05

Power Color Devil 13 HD 7990 6GB reviewed - Thermals and Noise

Written by Sanjin Rados

thumbtop-value-2008-lr

Review: The Beast

The Devil 13 HD 7990 we received had no issues with GPU thermals, unlike the first batch of these cards that was sent out to reviewers. It’s strange how the problem went largely unnoticed at first, but thankfully it didn’t require redesigning the cooler. Namely, the GPU overheated because the cooler wasn’t tightened enough, but the company solved this by adding extra washers, so retail versions of the card have normal thermals. You can check out the washers below.

card-sar1

card-sar2

When idle, the Devil 13 isn’t fully inaudible, but you won’t hear it much either. Once the GPU is loaded, the fans will be noticeably loud, but still far from unpleasant because the noise isn’t high pitched. The GTX 690 is quieter although it has dual slot cooling with a single fan. Note that Devil 13 cooler takes up three slots and has three fans. You can manage fan RPM via most popular tools.

If there’s anything good about loud fans, it’s quality thermals. Namely, GPU temperatures didn’t exceed 76°C. After we overclocked the card to 1125MHz GPU and 1500MHz memory, the figure increased by two (78°C).


(Page 10 of 12)
Last modified on Friday, 02 November 2012 11:38
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments