Measuring temperatures is all about being consitent, therefore we keep a steady eye on monitoring the ambient room temperature to make sure that it stays the same. While this is constantly being monitored, we measure the idle temperature of the card using HWMonitor over a 15 minute period. Once this has been recorded, we set FurMark into motion for 15 minutes and record the results again.
Lastly looking at the temperatures, I was hoping for slightly better results here with the load result. Idle gave some strong, low figures at 31 degrees, yet when the system was stressed, we saw this rocket to a whopping 78 degrees, making it the hottest card we’ve tested recently and that’s a real shame considering how well the card was fairing in our other tests.