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ASUS GeForce EN8800GT TOP 512MB - Temperature and Sound Tests

ASUS' 8800GT TOP is the highest pre-overclocked 8800GT to have entered our labs to date. Can it beat out a G92 8800GTS?

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 15, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: ASUS

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 smaller fan of course generates more heat and we can see that it bounces around 75c - 80c.

 

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).

 

 

It comes as no surprise that the biggest downfall for the 8800GT is the noise that it makes.

 

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