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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Overclocked

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 29, 2010 5:13 am
Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Temperature Tests



With the TES 1326 Infrared Thermometer literally in hand we found ourselves getting real-world temperatures from the products we test at load (3D clock speeds).


There are two places we pull temperature from - the back of the card directly behind the core and if the card is dual slot and has an exhaust point we also pull a temperate from there, as seen in the picture.




Ouch! - Should be a warning at the back of these cards. Wonder if we'll see the GTX 470 get the hard core GTX 480 cooler with a massive heatsink.


Sound Tests



Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter we find ourselves quickly yelling into the top of it to see how loud we can be.


After five minutes of that we get a bit more serious and place the device two CM away from the fan on the card to find the maximum noise level of the card when idle (2D mode) and in load (3D mode).




Even though the card was running warmer, we heard no difference in fan noise.


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