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ASUS GeForce ENGTX285 TOP Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

Today we take the time to look at the overclocked TOP GTX 285 from ASUS and see if it can shine a light.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 5, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%      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 ENGTX285 TOP Graphics Card

 

With the same cooler as the stock model, noise levels are similar as expected.

 

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 ENGTX285 TOP Graphics Card

 

The same goes with the sound levels.

 

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