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GIGABYTE GeForce 8800GT TurboForce - Temperature and Sound Tests

The 8800GT is a terrific graphics card, period. But let's see if GIGABYTE can make their TurboForce edition stand out.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 3, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 82%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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 older Zalman cooler the GIGABYTE uses runs the card just a little warmer then the newer cooler Leadtek use.

 

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 older cooler is also slightly louder.

 

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