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MSI GeForce GTX 295 Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests


By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 8, 2009 4:39 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

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.

 

MSI GTX 295 Graphics Card

 

It doesn't come as much of a surprise the GTX 295 runs pretty warm.

 

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).

 

MSI GTX 295 Graphics Card

 

As for noise levels it gives us similar numbers to the HD 4890, which is above average in the noise department.

 

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