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BFG Tech GeForce GTX 260 OCX Graphics Card - Temperature & Sound Tests

The GTX 260 remains a popular high-end card and today we check out BFGs highly overclocked version; the OCX.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 29, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: BFG Tech

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.

 

BFG Tech GeForce GTX 260 OCX Graphics Card

 

The GTX 260 OCX manages to come in almost 10c cooler then the HD 4870 which has always been a very warm 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).

 

BFG Tech GeForce GTX 260 OCX Graphics Card

 

Noise levels between the two cards are very similar with less than a dB separating them.

 

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