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Palit GeForce GT 220 Sonic Edition 40nm 512MB Video Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

By: Shawn Baker | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 12, 2009 12:27 pm
TweakTown Rating: 82%Manufacturer: Palit

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.




The cooler that Palit have opted for doesn't seem to do as good a job of keeping the core temperature down as the Galaxy version we reviewed earlier today.


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).




The fact that the cooler is a bit thicker though does great things for overall noise levels with the Palit version being a good 10dB quieter.


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