Inno3D GTX 460 1GB OC ReviewRHKCommander959 -
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Temperature testing will be accomplished by loading the video card to 100% using MSI Kombuster, which is paired with MSI's afterburner overclocking utility for temperature monitoring. I will be using the stability test set to a resolution of 1920x1200 using 8xAA. I will use a 15 minute time frame to run the test ensuring that the maximum thermal threshold is reached. The fan speed will be left in the control of the driver package and video card's BIOS for the first test, with the fan moved to 100% to see the best possible cooling scenario for overclocking. The idle test will be a 20 minute cool down with the fan speeds left on automatic.
- Monitoring with MSI Afterburner
- GPU Stability test in MSI Kombuster
- 15 minute load duration
- 20 minute idle duration
- Temperature measured in degrees Celsius
Lower = Better
With a TDP of 160 watts and a solid heat sink, this card is able to pull out good temperatures, especially when compared to the other Fermi cards, while performing as well as it did. Scoring in the lowest groups three out of four times is a good testament to the efficiency of this video card, especially if it really was only 70% fan speed. And if the BIOS wasn't set for quiet fan noise, the load test could have been colder.