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Inno3D GeForce 8800GT OC 512MB - Temperature and Sound Tests

Inno3D's 8800GT OC sets itself apart from stock models with its higher clocks, but is it deserving of the price premium?

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 10, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Inno3D

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.

 

 

Heat between the cards sits very similar with not too much of a difference.

 

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).

 

 

As you would expect the same cooler is going to produce almost identical noise levels.

 

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