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MSI GeForce N9600GT OC Graphics Card

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 11, 2008 4:00 am
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: MSI

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.

 

 

While I'm not a big fan of the look of the cooler on the MSI 9600GT, it does an excellent job of cooling, coming in about 8c cooler than the aftermarket Galaxy offering and over 13c cooler than the stock cooler on the HD 3870.

 

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).

 

 

Not only does the cooler cool well but it doesn't come at the cost of extra noise either.

 

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