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GIGABYTE 9800 GT Zalman Edition (Page 16)

Shawn Baker | Jul 27, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT - 0 mins, 54 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%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 9800 GT Zalman Edition

The 9800 GT isn't plagued with the same heat issues that are present on the HD 4850 with its stock cooling solution.

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 9800 GT Zalman Edition

The Zalman noise levels are pretty standard with load showing no real difference. At idle we're sitting a little louder compared to the stock HD 4850 cooler.

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