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Palit GeForce GTX 260 Sonic 216SP 55nm Graphics Card (Page 16)

By Shawn Baker from Mar 1, 2009 @ 23:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%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.

Palit GTX 260 Sonic 216SP Graphics Card

The 55nm core and hardcore cooling solution on the Palit GTX 260 Sonic SP216 help keep temps pretty cool

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).

Palit GTX 260 Sonic 216SP Graphics Card

Noise levels are also in a pretty standard range at around the 65 - 68 dB area.

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