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.
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 card peaks around 76c when gaming, with both fans running at 2,000 rpm. Under Furmark load this rises to 85c and both fans increase to around 2,200rpm. A manual profile would drop these temperatures significantly, with the noise level increasing.