The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 24c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this. Idle temperatures were measured after sitting at the desktop for 30 minutes. Load measurements were acquired by playing Crysis Warhead for 30 minutes and measuring the peak temperature.
We also have included Furmark results, recording maximum temperatures throughout a 30 minute stress test. All fan settings were left on automatic.
As expected the official AMD cooler delivers average results, one of the hottest running cards on test, and noticeably higher than the VTX3D HD7870 Tahiti LE. We will be testing partner cards soon and we hope that those results will be better.