Following on from our stock thermal and acoustic testing, here we re-test the operating temperature of the GPU, but with noise levels normalised to 40dBa. This allows us to measure the efficiency of the overall cooling solution as varying noise levels as a result of more aggressive fan curves are no longer a factor.
As the RX 6800 produced 39dBa of noise at stock, noise normalising to 40dBa doesn’t make a massive difference, as the end result is the fans spinning just 50rpm faster. Still, this reduced edge temperature by 2C, and junction temperature by 4C. It will be fascinating to see how AMD’s partners can improve on this performance.