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 inside the Antec Dark Fleet 85.
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.
The GTX460 is a cool running card with the reference cooling solution and even in an overclocked state, the enhanced Cyclone cooler has managed to reduce temperatures by a further 3-4 degrees.
With our ridiculous overclocked speeds the card temperatures increase by about 7 c under gaming and Furmark load. Still in reality the card will never exceed 70c as Furmark heats up graphics cards beyond normal limits. A great set of results especially as the fan was still quiet under load.