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Gigabyte R9 290 WindForce OC Review (1600p, Ultra HD 4K)

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.
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The driver profile for this card is set at 85%, and the card will hover around 78c when gaming – well within the driver profile parameters set out in Catalyst Control Center.


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