GPU temperaturesWe have shown the various GPU temperatures at idle and in load.
Whether at idle or in load, the stock model is relatively quiet and it’s difficult to do any better.
At idle, both the MSI cards as well as the basic Zotac card are slightly quieter than the Asus TOP model, which becomes noisier.
In load, the Asus TOP model, the MSI Hawk and Zotac AMP! are the noisiest. Moreover, it’s slightly paradoxical to see that the noisiest cooling systems are in reality those that are presented as the most advanced! Although the Gainward card poses fewer problems than it did at launch thanks to a bios that has readjusted the fan speed, it remains noisier than the stock card. It’s the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 OC that does best here, outdoing the stock card, while the Club3D/Twintech cards are on a par with the reference card.