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GIGABYTE GeForce 9800 GX2 Graphics Card

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 1, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%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 temperature on the GIGABYTE 9800 GX2 is a good 10c lower than that of the HD 3870 X2.


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 you would think the shroud would keep noise a little lower at load, there isn't much difference at all between the two cards.


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