NVIDIA GTX 760 Reviewccokeman - June 25, 2013
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 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
At idle the GTX 760 does a great job keeping the core cool and compares well to the rest of the comparison cards. Under load it does seem to run hotter than the rest of the cards with its reference cooling solution. At stock speeds the new fan tuning algorithms reduce the ramping up of the fan speed to meet each cooling need to keep the card within thermal boundaries while reducing the annoying fan noise associated with the constant fan speed increases and decreases. The overclocking results are a bit shocking considering the fan speed has been maxed out to provide the best thermals for stability.