EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB SC Video Card ReviewThu, Mar 06, 2014 - 10:05 PM
Temperature & Noise Testing
Temperatures are important to enthusiasts and gamers, so we took a bit of time and did some temperature testing on the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Superclocked 1TB card.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Reference Card Temps:
The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Superclocked 1GB video card has some of the lowest thermal numbers that we have seen! The energy efficiency with the NVIDIA Maxwell GPU is impressive and the small GPU cooler that EVGA uses was able to keep the card plenty cool. We are talking about 19C and just 42C at load when gaming. GPU-Z didn’t show the fan speed increase, but the fan did spin faster at load.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 cards have great temperature results, but the AIB cooler plays a major role in just how good it will cool. You also have to worry about fan noise, so let’s take a look at that next.
We test noise levels with an Extech sound level meter that has ±1.5dB accuracy that meets Type 2 standards. This meter ranges from 35dB to 90dB on the low measurement range, which is perfect for us as our test room usually averages around 36dB. We measure the sound level two inches above the corner of the motherboard with ‘A’ frequency weighting. The microphone wind cover is used to make sure no wind is blowing across the microphone, which would seriously throw off the data.
The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Superclocked 1GB card landed in the middle of the back when it came to noise testing, but the noise level is nothing to be concerned about. We were hitting about 42dB and idle and when gaming. GPU-Z showed the fan speed remaining the same and it looks like there was hardly a difference. We expected no change, but GPU-Z might not fully support all the Maxwell sensors yet as there is no RPM reading yet.