Report: graphics cards and thermal characteristics
by Damien Triolet
Published on April 20, 2010
GeForce GTX 275
Here we tested the stock model of the GeForce GTX 275 supplied by NVIDIA for its launch. The card is similar to the GeForce GTX 260+ equipped with the the most recent PCB.
System in idle.
System in load.
Graphics card in idle.
Graphics card in load.
With the GT200, NVIDIA has worked hard on reducing energy consumption in idle and this is confirmed again here. This means that the GPU stays cool as does the card as a whole. In load things are obviously different.
Temperature and noise level readings
50 °C for the GPU in idle is pretty good, much better than the Radeons and this benefits the whole system. In load however the card shows similar results to the competition, with however slightly higher noise levels.