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MSI GeForce GTX 260 Lightning Graphics Card (Page 16)

By Shawn Baker from Aug 28, 2009 @ 0:22 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: MSI

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.


MSI GTX 260 Lightning Graphics Card

The aftermarket cooling does an alright job of keeping temperatures down; not quite as good as the Palit GTX 275, but better than the ASUS GTX 285 one.


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).


MSI GTX 260 Lightning Graphics Card

What we see here is that the MSI cooler is a fair bit quieter then the other ones here.

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