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MSI GeForce 9600GT 1GB OC Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

MSI has doubled the RAM on the 9600GT, giving us a grand total of 1GB. Let's see if the extra memory is a good move.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 5, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%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.

 

 

It comes as no surprise that the cooler continues to perform well with it being the cooler card out of the pack.

 

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).

 

 

Noise levels sit at about the same as the VViKOO which uses an aftermarket Zalman cooler.

 

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