The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 24c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this. 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. All fan settings were left on automatic.
The reference cooler on the R7 260X holds a temperature close to 80c when gaming, which is disappointing. The Sparkle GTX650ti by comparison peaks around 55c under load.
We hope to get a look soon at some of the custom cooled R7 260X graphics cards.