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BFG 8600 GTS OC ThermoIntelligence - Temperature and Sound Tests

Today we check out the meanest card in the 8600 series from BFG, O/C'ed out of the box with ThermoIntelligence cooling.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 21, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: BFG Tech

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.

 

 

We can see the ThermoIntelligence system is clearly working here with some very nice temperatures when compared to the stock air cooling.

 

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).

 

 

All that extra cooling manages to make no real impact on noise with all cards being a dB within each other.

 

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