Infrared Pictures of the GeForce GTX 480

GeForce GTX 480 infrared imaging - idle mode
GTX 480 in idle mode: 57.8°C

GeForce GTX 480 infrared imaging - under heavy load
GTX 480 under load: 97.6°C


On these infrared pictures (see HERE for more details on infrared / thermal imaging) we can easily see two very hot parts when of the GTX 480 is loaded: the GPU area and the VRM zone.

The back face of GTX 480 PCB is the perfect place to cook an egg

Here are the infrared pictures of the Radeon HD 5870 and Radeon HD 5970:

Radeon HD 5870 infrared imaging - idle mode
HD 5870 in idle mode: 53.9°C

Radeon HD 5870 infrared imaging - under heavy load
HD 5870 under load: 86.7°C





Radeon HD 5870 infrared imaging - idle mode
HD 5970 in idle mode: 61.4°C

Radeon HD 5870 infrared imaging - under heavy load
HD 5970 under load: 91.3°C

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