NVIDIA Geforce GTX 650 Ti Reviewccokeman - October 9, 2012
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Temperature testing will be accomplished by loading the video card to 100% using Unigine's Heaven Benchmark Version 3.0, with EVGA's Precision overclocking utility for temperature monitoring. I will be using a resolution of 1920x1080 using 8xAA and a five-run sequence 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 stock load test, with the fan moved to 100% to see the best possible cooling scenario for the overclocked load test. The idle test will involve a 20-minute cool-down, with the fan speeds left on automatic in the stock speed testing and bumped up to 100% when running overclocked.
- Monitoring with MSI Afterburner
- Unigine Heaven 3.0 1920x1080 8x AA
- 5-run sequence
- 20-minute idle duration
- Temperature measured in degrees Celsius
When you look at the cooling performance of the reference design GTX 650Ti it is closer to the low end of the results than the upper end. Then when you look at the fact that it is out cooled by only non-reference cooling solutions, the numbers look all that much better. At stock speed the fan is inaudible either buttoned up in the case or with the side panel off.