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ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX+ TOP Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

The 9800 GTX+ seemed to be a bit of a paper launch, but finally we have one in hand. Let's check it out!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 6, 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.

 

ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX+ TOP

 

All our single cored cards temperatures are within a degree of each other.

 

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).

 

ASUS GeForce 9800 GTX+ TOP

 

Noise levels for the new GTX+ seem to be a little down on the older GTX.

 

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