Palit GTX 460 1GB Sonic Platinum Reviewccokeman - July 16, 2010
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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 1920 x 1200 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 cards 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
- 15 minute idle duration
- Temperature Measured in degrees Celsius
Lower = Better
It looks like the hot running Fermi cores have been cooled down to reasonable levels. However, when the fan speed is moved to 100% the fan speed only registers 77% in Afterburner meaning either the cards fan speed is being limited to reduce noise or there is a monitoring programming algorithm problem.