ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1050 Ti STRIX Video Card Review
Temperature & Noise Testing
The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.
ASUS Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG STRIX OC Edition Idle and Load Temps:
When it comes to temperatures we were seeing 40C idle with no fans spinning and 58C at load on the ASUS Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG STRIX OC Edition graphics card. The fan speeds got up to 44% and that had the fans running at 1090 RPM. You could barely hear the fans running on the open test bench over the water cooler, so inside a case it should be barely audible if you get decent airflow.
When it comes to GPU temperatures ASUS Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG STRIX OC Edition comes in much cooler than the others at load. Note that all four cards have 0dB fans at idle that did not spin.
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.
When it comes to noise levels the ASUS Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG STRIX OC Edition graphics cards the card is one of the quietest of the bunch.