The cooler on this card seems substantial and with a dual fan configuration we would like to see good temperatures even with the overclock. 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 25c with air conditioning to ensure accurate results.
To stress test we run Furmark. Furmark is a synthetic test and not really indicative of ‘real world’ conditions but it is interesting nontheless and gives a worst case scenario result .
The Zotac cooler is massively improved over the reference solution and we recorded improvements of around 10c even when running Furmark. When merely gaming you can lower the recorded figures above by a further 5c. Impressive set of results for Zotac.