Temperature and Noise
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.
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.
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.