PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 570 4GB Video Card Review

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Temperature & Noise Testing

The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.

PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 570 4GB Idle and Load Temps:

When it comes to temperatures we were seeing 31C idle with no fans spinning and 79C at load on the PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 570 4GB graphics card. The fan speeds got up to 68% and that had the fans running at 2640 RPM and they were a bit noisy at that speed.

When it comes to GPU temperatures all three of the PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 570 4GB came in at 31C at idle and 79C when gaming for an extended period of time.  Note that all four cards have 0dB fans at idle that did not spin.

Sound Testing

We test noise levels with an Extech sound level meter that has ±1.5dB accuracy that meets Type 2 standards. This meter ranges from 35dB to 90dB on the low measurement range, which is perfect for us as our test room usually averages around 36dB. We measure the sound level two inches above the corner of the motherboard with ‘A’ frequency weighting. The microphone wind cover is used to make sure no wind is blowing across the microphone, which would seriously throw off the data.

When it comes to noise levels the PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 570 4GB graphics cards three small fans spun at up to just under 2,700 RPM our test system and you could certainly hear them over the systems water cooler and other fans when gaming.  It didn’t come a surprise when the PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 570 ended up on the top of our noise chart.

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