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Leadtek WinFast GTX 260 EXTREME+ in SLI - Temperature and Sound Tests

Leadtek has labeled its GTX 260 as being extreme. We take the time to find out if it truly deserves that title.

| NVIDIA SLI Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 27, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Leadtek

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.

 

Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ Graphics Card

 

The Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ manages to run the coolest out of the cards we have here, which is good news.

 

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).

 

Leadtek GTX 260 EXTREME+ Graphics Card

 

Noise levels sit around the middle of the pack with it being a bit quieter than the GTX 295, but a little louder than the ATI offerings.

 

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