FLIR Thermal Imaging
We’ll start out with a big Thank You to FLIR for sending us the new FLIR ONE PRO to assist in this part of the reviews.
About the FLIR ONE PRO:
The FLIR ONE Pro gives you the power to find invisible problems faster than ever. Combining a higher-resolution thermal sensor able to measure temperatures up to 400°C with powerful measurement tools and report generation capability, the FLIR ONE Pro will work as hard as you do. Its revolutionary VividIR™ image processing lets you see more details and provide your customers with proof that you solved their problem right the first time. The updated design includes the revolutionary OneFit™ adjustable connector to fit your phone, without taking the phone out of its compatible protective case. An improved FLIR ONE app lets you measure multiple temperatures or regions of interest at once and stream to your smartwatch for remote viewing. Whether you’re inspecting electrical panels, looking for HVAC problems, or finding water damage, the new FLIR ONE Pro is a tool no serious professional should be without.
THERMAL IMAGING: HOW IT WORKS
Thermal cameras work by converting that heat energy, emitted or reflected by practically everything on earth, into color images. These color images enable anyone to not only see in total darkness and through smoke and haze but to also safely measure temperature without touching a surface. They are sensitive enough to differentiate temperature differences to fractions of a degree.
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Testing environment – approximately 22C/72F
At idle, MSI’s ZERO FROZR keeps the fans off until the GPU core temp hits 60C. You can see the fans are not running here, so the heatsink hovers in the mid 40C range.
The back plate hovers around 35C while we can see the PCB under it runs just a few degrees warmer.
Once we ramp the card up under a load for a little bit, the GPU temp climbs to the low 60C range which brings the heatsink temp up to the low 50C range with the fans running.
The back plate keeps up with the GPU core thanks to the thermal pads pulling heat away and gets to about 58C directly behind the GPU die.