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 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 graphics card does at idle and under a full load.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 Video Card Idle Temperature:
As you can see from the screen shot above, the idle state of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 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 GeForce GTX 570 video card temperature was observed at 37C. The fan speed on the card was at 40% and nearly silent as it spins at just 1350 RPM.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Video Card Load Temperature:
We fired up FurMark and ran the stability at 640×480, which was
enough to put the GF110 GPU core at full 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 570 video card was
left on auto during temperature testing. This test showed that the peak temperature reported on the open air test
bench was just 85C.
Since Furmark is clearly being impacted by the new power monitoring hardware we fired up OCCT 3.1.0 and set the shader complexity to eight and let the application run for 30 minutes. With OCCT we were able to get the board up to the same exact peak temperature of 85C. Just for fun we fired up the game Metro 2033 and played it for about half an hour and we saw the temps peak out at around 75C on our open test bench with a room temperature of 22C (72F). The acoustics of the GeForce GTX 570 were very similar to the GeForce GTX 580 and were more than acceptable.