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Gainward GeForce GTX 275 Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

NVIDIA expands the GTX 200 series to compete with the new ATI Radeon HD 4890 from AMD. How does the new GeForce GTX 275 go? - We find out today.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 5, 2009 2:53 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: Gainward

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.

 

Gainward GeForce GTX 275 Graphics Card

 

The cooler seems to do a good job with temps on the GTX 275 falling to similar levels as that of the GTX 260, which puts us at almost 11c cooler than the HD 4890.

 

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).

 

Gainward GeForce GTX 275 Graphics Card

 

The nice temperatures do come at a noise cost with the card being the loudest NVIDIA one. It still manages to be quieter then the HD 4890, however.

 

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