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 Asus GTX760 Mini does a good job considering the tiny size, but it does have to work hard to maintain good temperatures. When gaming, the card peaks around 75c. This rises to just over 80c under the synthetic Furmark load.
The Direct CU II cooler on the HD7850 does a great job, holding temperatures at 64c under gaming load.