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Palit 9600GT Sonic 1GB Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

Palit has added another 512MB of RAM whilst retaining extensive connectivity. Is this the 1GB 9600GT to get?

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Palit

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 larger cooler does a good job of keeping the temps down well below the stock cooler on the Albatron card.

 

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).

 

 

Idle noise is the lowest on the Palit while load sits around the same as the stock one.

 

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