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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 280 AMP! Edition (Page 16)

By Shawn Baker from Jun 15, 2008 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ZOTAC

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.

With the shroud around the card and not being able to pull a temp directly off the core, compared to the GX2 it is a cooler running card.

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).

Noise levels are pretty standard with low 60dB readings.

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