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 loading Furmark and measuring the peak temperature.
The card runs very cool and generally when gaming it hovers around 49c. Furmark pushes the hardware further, and we recorded a maximum of 54c which is still a great result. This hardware is clearly designed to run in less than ideal environmental conditions, such as inside a confined, hot running server chassis.