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. Read these charts carefully, they give data for 4 different card set-ups!
The results show that the GTX 460 runs relatively cool – around 10c less than the GTX 465 and 20-25c less than the GTX 480 in similar situations. We then tested by applying our previous maximum manual overclock to the eVGA card (845mhz core/1000(4000) memory).
Once we manual overclock the eVGA to our maximum manual settings we only record a 2c increase when loaded, which shows that the cooler is doing a very good job of keeping temperatures in check.