Since video card temperatures and the heat generated by
next-generation cards have become an area of concern among enthusiasts
and gamers, we want to take a closer look at how the Radeon HD 5830
series does at idle and under a full load.
ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB Idle Temperature:
At idle the ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB video card with the reference
designed cooler had a decent idle temperature of 36C. The GPU core clock
frequency drops down to just 157 MHz to help conserve
power and lower
ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB Load Temperature:
We fired up FurMark and ran the stability at 640×480 which was
enough to put the GPU at 100% load in order to get the highest load
temperature possible. This application also charted the temperature
results so you can see how the temperature rises and levels off, which
is very nice. The ATI Radeon HD 5830 1GB graphics card topped out at 83C.