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ECS GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card (Page 16)

Shawn Baker | Aug 13, 2008 at 11:00 pm CDT - 0 mins, 53 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: EliteGroup Computer Systems

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.

ECS GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card

While running a little warmer than the 9800 GT, the 9600 GT is still a good 10c below the HD 4850.

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).

ECS GeForce 9600 GT Graphics Card

Noise levels at load between the cards are very similar. At idle there is a bit of difference with the 9600 GT sitting in the middle.

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