Legit Video Card Reviews
XFX and Palit GeForce 9800 GTX Video Cards
|Product:||GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB Video Cards|
|Date:||Tue, Apr 01, 2008 - 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 these cards generate heat under load.
With the ATI Tool open, the video card was rendering the object in the picture above at an average 1073 frames per second. This object puts the GPU at 99% load, which is great for heating up the card. We let it run for half an hour and it was enough to get the GeForce 9800 GTX up to 69 degrees Celsius from 54 degrees Celsius. It should be noted that this was done on the open test bench with the motherboard laying flat, so expect slightly higher temperatures with the card installed in a case. Let's take a look to see how the GeForce 9800 GTX does against other graphics cards.
Benchmark Results: The GeForce 9800 GTX does really good at load temperatures compared to the GeForce 8800 GTX. It's obvious that the GeForce 9800 GTX has a better cooling solution.
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Page 1 - NVIDIA Introduces The GeForce 9800 GTX
Page 2 - GeForce 9800 GTX Features
Page 3 - Under The GeForce 9800 GTX Heat Spreader
Page 4 - Palit GeForce 9800 GTX Box & Bundle
Page 5 - XFX GeForce 9800 GTX Box & Bundle
Page 6 - The Test System
Page 7 - Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Page 8 - Company of Heroes
Page 9 - World in Conflict
Page 10 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Page 11 - BioShock
Page 12 - Crysis
Page 13 - Call of Duty 4
Page 14 - 3DMark 2006
Page 15 - Lightsmark 2007
Page 16 - Temperatures
Page 17 - Overclocking
Page 18 - Power Consumption and Final Thoughts