Sapphire Nitro+ VEGA 64 Graphics Card Review
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
Acoustic, Thermal and Power Testing
That massive cooling is simply amazing, not only does it cool this monster sized graphics card, it does so with incredibly low noise output. It’s completely silent below 55c, and even above it, it’s just 42 dBa.
That big cooler is pulling its weight, and even with this powerful GPU it idled at 46c and maxed out at just 64c! Of course, the idle is quite high, but keep in mind it’s passively cooled at low loads, and it’s still cooler than the stock 1080 Ti!
Then it all goes to hell here unfortunately, AMD cards are always a bit thirsty for power, so it’s no shock that the Nitro+ goes through 353W. Amazingly, it’s not the most power hungry AMD card so far, but it’s still about the same as a 1080 Ti.