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Galaxy GeForce GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

Today we see the new GTS 250 launched, which is a merely a relabeled 9800 GTX+, which is simply an overclocked 9800 GTX.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 2, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Galaxy

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.

 

Galaxy GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card

 

Compared to the HD 4870, the GTS 250 temps are pretty good and under 60c is a good place to be.

 

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).

 

Galaxy GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card

 

The big cooler does a good job of keeping the noise level down with it being the quietest card under load.

 

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