AMD Radeon R9 295X2 – Nuclear launch detected
The temperature levels we reach are not representative for the temperature levels you could get in a normal system, in an enclosure. If you have a poorly ventilated enclosure you could get much higher temps, while if you have a very well ventilated enclosure you could get better temp numbers. The purpose of this chapter is to compare one graphic card to another, not to get absolute numbers.
We used EVGA Precision to measure the temperature levels of the GPU and the fan speed, both in idle and in full load, in the same situation we used in the power consumption test. Knowing that we have 2 monstrous GPUs on the same PCB and taking our hot experience with R9 290X into consideration, I was expecting to see really impressive numbers here. And I did, but not in the way I expected. The cooling system AMD developed together with Asetek is really something, and the cores didn’t get past 61 oC in our testing conditions.