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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 2GB OC Graphics Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

GIGABYTE ramps up the amount of memory and the core clock on this GTX 285. Let's see if these boosts do it any real favours.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 31, 2009 5:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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.

 

GIGABYTE GTX 285 2GB OC Graphics Card

 

Temps are a little lower for the GTX 285 OC 2GB.

 

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).

 

GIGABYTE GTX 285 2GB OC Graphics Card

 

Noise levels are similar as you would expect, with both using the same heatsink/fan.

 

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