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.
The Sapphire cooler performs very well, holding at 62c under gaming load – this rises to 70c under Furmark. The cooler on the MSI GTX760 doesn’t perform to the same level, holding at 72c when gaming, and rising to 80c in Furmark.