The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 23c – 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.
Idle temperatures are improved over the reference card by 16c, under Furmark load and 23c when gaming. Class leading results.
The GPU is using Nvidia’s GPU Boost 2.0 which dynamically adjusts clock speed and voltage settings, factoring in temperatures.
We install the graphics card into our system and measure temperatures on the back of the PCB with our Fluke Visual IR Thermometer/Infrared Thermal Camera. This is a real world running environment.
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Gigabyte have added a backplate to this card which helps reduce hotspots across the rear of the PCB. The backplate measures up to 65c – excellent results for maximum board longevity.