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ZOTAC GeForce 8800GT AMP! Edition - Temperature and Sound Tests

We've got an 8800GT on steroids in hand from ZOTAC today, sporting overclocked speeds and an improved cooler to boot.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 27, 2007 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

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 new fan helps keep temperature way down compared to the standard 8800GT cooling solution found on the ASUS offering.

 

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 noise levels are down also thanks to the larger fan not having to spin as fast.

 

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