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ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX TOP Edition - Temperature and Sound Tests

We climb to the TOP of the food chain and see what ASUS is doing with the 9800 GTX in its TOP Edition.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 13, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%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.

 

 

Here we can see the GTX temps are considerably lower than the GX2.

 

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).

 

 

With the shroud covering the GX2 fan, noise levels are noticeably lower than the GTX cooler.

 

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