FLIR Thermal Imaging
We’ll start out with a big Thank You to FLIR for sending us the FLIR ONE PRO to assist in this segment of our 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 23C/73F
We’re quite interested to see how thermals behave with the updated dual-fan cooler over the previous single fan ‘blower’ style coolers.
With the RTX 2080 idling at Windows desktop, we find the temperatures settling in around 36-37C as indicated by GPU-Z. The dual-fan system appears to be quite efficient, the heatsink fins are sitting around 37-38C in the center between the fans.
The backplate is a bit warmer with the area over the VRM sitting around 39C with the edges near the exhaust only a hair cooler.
After a 20-minute stress test, the GPU core is sitting around 70-71C as measured by GPU-Z. We see the heatsink fins hitting about 55C and the front shroud is starting to warm up to 36CC.
The backplate gets warm to the touch with the hottest area between the highest heat loads, the GPU die and the VRM feeding it. The entire backplate warms up to 40-45C.
This is pretty warm to the touch but is considerably cooler than the RTX 2080TI. Also, please keep in mind this is an open-air test-bench with very little airflow. Some case airflow would most certainly help the backplate temps.