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MSI GeForce NX8800GT 512MB Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

We're excited to bring you all there is to know on NVIDIA's new 8800GT, this an overclocked 512MB model from MSI.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 27, 2007 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

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.

 

 

The little fan clearly struggles here and you can see that the heat is way up on the 8800GT. The card is screaming for a nice aftermarket cooler with a bigger fan on it.

 

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).

 

 

At load the card was the loudest out of the bunch with a significantly big jump on the 8800GTS.

 

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