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XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Review, Better than GTX 960?

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Temperature and Noise

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The XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation is very silent. I’m using an open test bench so I can hear clearly if a component or graphics card is noisy or not. I don’t have an accurate tool to measure the sound, but I can tell that it’s really silent, even at full load. XFX’s Ghost Thermal 3.0 Technology and Double Dissipation are quite effective.

XFX R9 380 4GB idle temp

The fans don’t turn off, even though the graphics card is at its idle state. The lowest temperature I got is around 43° degrees Celsius.

XFX R9 380 4GB fire strike load temp

During full load, the XFX R9 380 can reach up to 80° degrees Celsius, while its average temperature hovers around 50° to 60° degrees Celsius. The screenshot you see above is the condition of the graphics card right after the Fire Strike benchmark finished. Also coil whining is not an issue with this graphics card, at least for the sample we got.

Now let’s proceed to the benchmark results on the succeeding pages.

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I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

5 thoughts on “XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Review, Better than GTX 960?”

  1. You shouldn’t be able to easily hit 80’C without really limiting airflow and holding a constant 100% load… furmark could probably do it. if you think you may have a fan issue or fan failure, we can send replacements free of charge. please let us know. xfxsupport.com

    Mark at XFX

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    • That’s right, 80C was the maximum possible temp and the fans were set to auto. The 80 is not constant as well, probably it went 80 at one point. We find the cooler to be very effective and they shouldn’t hit that temp on a normal basis. The temp should be just around 50C to 70C, depending on the environment.

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