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ASUS EN9800 GTX 512MB Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

We've got our first retail 9800 GTX on the table, this one being in the form of a stock offering from ASUS.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 16, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%      Manufacturer: ASUS

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 large cooler does a good job of keeping the temperature down on the 9800 GTX core.

 

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 the load noise is above the rest, the difference between them wasn't really noticeable.

 

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