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VVIKOO GeForce 9600GT Turbo 512MB - Temperature and Sound Tests

Shane takes his first look at a VVIKOO graphics card. Let's see if they can make an impression with their 9600GT Turbo.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 25, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: VVIKOO

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 VVIKOO cooler as you would expect does a very good job of cooling the card. This is one of the coolest 9600GTs we've had our hands on.

 

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).

 

 

While it does seem to come at the cost of some extra dB, it really isn't anything we noticed.

 

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