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Galaxy GeForce GTX 260+ OC Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

We have another look at a Galaxy card today; this time a GTX 260+ sporting 216 SPs and an overclock.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 26, 2009 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%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 GTX 260+ OC Graphics Card

 

The meaty cooler does a good job of keeping temps down.

 

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 GTX 260+ OC Graphics Card

 

Noise levels from the Artic Cooling cooler is pretty reasonable with nothing too surprising.

 

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