Fan speeds over the temperature curve
You don’t have to understand AMD’s fuzzy logic for fan control, but at least with the Powercolor card, everything works as it should. In both cases it remains amazingly quiet, although the fans really do act in a mannerly way even with the new BIOS. With a heatpipe more, it would surely be even less, but it is also completely ok. Better would always be possible, of course.
In pure numbers it looks like this:
||70-71 °C||68-69 °C|
|Fan Speed||1168-1181 rpm
|Air temperature||43 °C||40 °C|
One hears almost nothing and this is quite suitable to fire the cosy deep red fireplace ambience. What didn’t work with Polaris or Vega, now finally works with Navi. So you may let the fireplace and love glow and not the living room PC with 3D-animated combustion process. Cooling down the 150 watts is of course no magic trick, but with the 33.2 dB(A) it is almost inaudible. So it fits perfectly, even with the new BIOS and a heatpipe too little.