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Galaxy GeForce GT 220 1GB Video Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

We have a look at Galaxy's version of the new low-end GPU video card model from NVIDIA, the GeForce GT 220. Any good? Read on!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 12, 2009 10:51 am
TweakTown Rating: 81%Manufacturer: Galaxy Tech

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.

 

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Heat output on the card is pretty low; this isn't always the case with low-end cards, as they tend to use cheaper coolers, but the single slot solution here seems to be pretty good.

 


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).

 

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Noise levels are pretty high; this is mainly due to the smaller and thinner fan. It's nothing too serious, though.

 

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