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ASUS GeForce GTS 250 Dark Knight Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 22, 2009 5:37 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 GTS 250 Dark Knight Graphics Card


We can see the cooler that ASUS has chosen does a good job of keeping temperatures 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).


ASUS GTS 250 Dark Knight Graphics Card


Fortunately the coolness that the cooler offers doesn't come at the cost of excess noise.


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