The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 24c – 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 reference cooled GTX760 is the hottest running GPU on test today, however most of the other cards incorporate custom coolers. The small single fan and modest cooler design maintains perfectly stable load performance, but we are looking forward to seeing some custom solutions in the coming weeks.