The temperature of the core is pulled from MSI Afterburner with the max reading used after a completed run off 3DMark Vantage and the Performance preset.
The EVGA cooler is much better coming in a massive 19c cooler than the reference one.
Not only that, it's worth remembering that the EVGA offering is overclocked quite strongly out of the box. Hopefully this hasn't come at the cost of noise levels. We'll find out on the next page.