Thermalright Spitfire and VRM-R5 GPU Heatsinks corral the Radeon HD 5870

by Rafael Hernandez on April 6, 2010 · 0 comments

While the AMD Radeon HD 5870 graphics card doesn’t run as blazingly hot as other graphics card solutions upgrading its cooling could allow for higher overclocks and lower noise output.

The Thermalright Spitfire and VRM-R5 heatsinks are more than capable of handling the Radeon HD 5870’s heat output and should do wonders for the silence seekers. AnandTech has the review:

It’s our load temperatures that are the big story. Under load our stock 5870 increases to 82C for the GPU, a very middle of the road temperature for a 5870. However with the Spitfire and Thermalright’s X-Silent 140 attached, our load temperature under FurMark is a mere 43C, 39C less than the stock cooler. At this point our Radeon 5870 is only 23C above room temperature in spite of the fact that it’s running the most grueling load test we have, giving us a GPU temperature no worse than a hot summer’s day.

If you’re comfortable with man-handling your rather expensive graphics card and plopping $110 worth of heatsinks on it well this is a nice solution.

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