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Foxconn GeForce 8800GT OC Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

Foxconn are fairly new to the graphics card scene. We see what they can deliver us in the form of a mildly O/C'd 8800GT.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 12, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Foxconn

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 Foxconn 8800GT uses the upgraded heatsink that comes with the bigger fan which does an excellent job of keeping temperatures down.

 

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 larger fan also means it doesn't have to spin as fast which means that noise levels are down, this making it sit around the normal levels we see from graphics cards.

 

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