The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 25c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this. These results are taken with the system built a Silverstone Raven 02 Chassis.
Idle temperatures were measured after sitting at the desktop for 30 minutes. Load measurements were acquired by playing Crysis Warhead for 30 minutes and measuring the peak temperature. We also have included Furmark results, recording maximum temperatures throughout a 30 minute stress test.
The Zotac card runs cooler than the reference card at idle, but heats up more when under load. Obviously the large overclocks on the core and memory are causing this. We now apply our manual overclock achieved on the last page and rerun our stress tests.
Overclocking the card to over 900mhz resulted in temperatures rising by around 7 c both when gaming and when running Furmark. We didn’t notice any additional noise however, so it appears Zotac have configured the card to remain fairly quiet at all times, something we always like.