Legit Video Card Reviews
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC SLI Video Card Review
|Date:||Fri, Jul 16, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
Since video card temperatures and the heat generated by next-generation cards have become an area of concern among enthusiasts and gamers, we want to take a closer look at how the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB graphics card does at idle and under a full load.
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768B Video Card SLI Idle Temperature:
At idle on an open test bench the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB on the outside would idle at 31C and the inside card would idle at 36C. A 5C temperature difference was observed between the cards at an idle when running SLI.
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SLI Video Cards Load Temperature:
We fired up FurMark and ran the stability at 640x480, which was
enough to put both of the GPUs at 100% load in order to get the highest load
temperature possible. This application also charts the temperature
results so you can see how the temperature rises and levels off, which
is very nice. The fan on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB video card was left on auto during temperature testing and the fan speed is
dynamic. This means that it will increase/decrease depending on the GPU
temp and GPU load. When we hit the space bar to stop the rendering the temperature dropped. The peak temperature reported on the open air test bench was 75C on the inside video card and 68C on the outside video card. The inside video card is hotter since it is sucking the hot air off the back of the video card that is placed next to it. These temperatures are very respectable for an SLI system that was running on the open test bench as that is one of the hotter testing configurations possible.
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Page 1 - GeForce GTX 460 SLI Benchmarking
Page 2 - The EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SuperClocked
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - Video Card Test System
Page 5 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
Page 6 - Resident Evil 5
Page 7 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 8 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 9 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 10 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 11 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 12 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - Temperature Testing
Page 15 - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB Overclocking
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions