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ASUS GeForce ENGTX460 TOP 768MB Video Card Review
|Date:||Fri, Jul 23, 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 ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB graphics card does at idle and under a full load.
ASUS ENGTX460 GeForce GTX 460 768MB Video Card Idle Temperature:
As you can see from the screen shot
above, the idle state
of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 drops the GPU core clock frequency down
to 50.6MHz and the
memory clock down to 67.5MHz to help conserve power and lower
temperatures. At idle on an open test bench the ASUS ENGTX460 Top 768MB video card temperature all along was observed at 33C. The fan speed on the card was just 25% and it was silent, so these are very impressive idle temperatures!
ASUS ENGTX460 GeForce GTX 460 768MB Video Card 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 60C.
The GPU fan was only at 49% when at this temperature though, so cooling can easily be improved if you manually want to set the fan to a higher RPM. Compared to a stock GeForce GTX 460 design the idle temperature is about the same, but the load temperature is nearly 10C lower thanks to the ASUS DirectCU 2-pipe cooling solution.
Next Page - ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB Overclocking
Page 1 - The ASUS ENGTX460 Top VoltageTweak
Page 2 - The ENGTX460 Top GPU Cooler
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - ASUS Smart Doctor & Gamer OSD Utilities
Page 5 - GeForce GTX 460 Test Settings
Page 6 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
Page 7 - Resident Evil 5
Page 8 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 11 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 12 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 13 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 14 - Power Consumption
Page 15 - Temperature Testing
Page 16 - ASUS GeForce GTX 460 768MB Overclocking
Page 17 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions