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NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT 512MB G94 Tested - Temperature and Sound Tests

The 9600GT is due to hit store shelves next week. Let us take you on a first look train to see what it's capable of.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 15, 2008 5:00 am

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.

 

 

Temps sit just below the HD 3870 but slightly above the 8800GT, though the Leadtek version does use an aftermarket Zalman cooler.

 

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).

 

 

Noise levels on the card aren't the best; it's a little louder on paper, though really we can't hear much difference between the other cards on offer here.

 

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