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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 15, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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.


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 Graphics Card


Due to a shroud not covering the back of the GPU, the temperature looks higher when compared to the GTX 280, but actual readings on the 280 without a shroud are closer to the 70c mark.


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).


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 Graphics Card


Noise levels don't really bring any surprises with it being a bit louder than the GTX 280 and slightly up on the HD 4870 X2.


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