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Palit GeForce 9800 GT Sonic 512MB - Temperature and Sound Tests

The 9800 GT has just been released and Palit decide to spice it up with the release of an overclocked Sonic version.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 30, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      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.

 

Palit GeForce 9800 GT Sonic 512MB

 

The Palit cooler doesn't seem to do as good a job as the Zalman one that GIGABYTE use, but the temperatures are way down compared to the stock cooler used on the HD 4850.

 

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).

 

Palit GeForce 9800 GT Sonic 512MB

 

Noise levels for the Palit cooling solution are a few dB above the Zalman offering on the GIGABYTE card.

 

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