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Palit GeForce 8800GT Sonic Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

Palit are reknowned for offering a quality well priced graphics card. We see if this holds true for the 8800GT Sonic.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 14, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Palit

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.

 

 

As you would expect, the better quality cooler helps bring the temp way down.

 

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).

 

 

The bigger fan also manages to keep noise down to a minimum.

 

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