Legit Video Card Reviews
ASUS GeForce ENGTX560 Ti DirectCU II Video Card Review
|Product:||ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5|
|Date:||Thu, Feb 10, 2011 - 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 GT 430 `GB graphics card does at idle and under a full load.
ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DirectCU II Top Video Card Idle Temperature:
As you can see from the screen shot above, the idle state of the ASUS GeForce GTX560 Ti 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 ENGTX560 Ti video
card temperature all along was observed at 28C. The fan speed on the
card was at 13% and fairly quiet with the fan spinning at just 1170RPM.
ASUS ENGTX560 Ti DirectCU II Top Video Card Load Temperature:
We fired up FurMark and ran the stability at 640x480, which was enough to put the GF108 GPU core 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 GT 430 1GB video card was left on auto during temperature testing and the fan speed never changed, which was interesting. When we hit the space bar to stop the rendering the temperature dropped. The peak temperature reported on the open air test bench was 73C.
The GPU fan was only at 60% when at this temperature, so cooling can
easily be improved if you manually want to set the fan to a higher RPM.
Not bad results from a Fermi core with such a small heat sink and
cooling fan, in all honesty.
Next Page - Power Consumption
Page 1 - The ASUS GeForce GTX560 DirectCU II
Page 2 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 3 - Test System
Page 4 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 5 - Just Cause 2
Page 6 - Metro 2033
Page 7 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 8 - H.A.W.X. 2 Benchmark
Page 9 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 10 - 3DMark 11
Page 11 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 12 - Temperature Testing
Page 13 - Power Consumption
Page 14 - ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU Overclocking
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions