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ASUS GeForce GTX 285 1GB Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 11, 2009 6:09 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%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 GTX 285 1GB Graphics Card


The stock cooler puts temperatures at similar levels to 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).


ASUS GTX 285 1GB Graphics Card


Compared to the HD 4890 noise levels are a good chunk lower, which is always appreciated.


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