We measure temperatures with diodes and our Raytek Laser Temp Gun 3i LSRC/MT4 Mini Temp gun for verification. Room ambience in our labs is kept to 23c with air conditioning to ensure accurate results.
To stress test we run Crysis at Enthusiast settings and then use Furmark. Furmark is a synthetic test and not really indicative of ‘real world’ conditions but it is interesting nonetheless.
For a single slot cooling solution these results are very impressive although it is clear that when idle the temperatures are higher than a dual slot card. It is however important we measure dBa next because without good acoustic performance the single slot concept seems somewhat pointless.