NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti Boost Reviewccokeman - March 26, 2013
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti Boost Testing:
Temperature testing will be accomplished by loading the video card to 100% using Unigine's Heaven Benchmark Version 4.0, with MSI's Afterburner overclocking utility for temperature monitoring. I will be using a resolution of 1920x1200 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 4.0 1920x1080 8x AA
- 5-run sequence
- 20-minute idle duration
- Temperature measured in degrees Celsius
Equipped with a reference cooling solution, the GTX 650Ti Boost sits at the low end of the spectrum with the idle temperatures it delivers. Letting the vBIOS control the fan speed results in temperatures that are at the high end of the spectrum. Raising the fan speed up to its highest level of 74% delivers loaded temperatures that are among the lowest in this comparison. Noise wise the GTX 650TI Boost cannot be heard locked up in a chassis until you manually raise the fan speed up to the maximum level, at which point the noise level is not going to wake up the kids.