For our temperature testing we run two different tests. The first is idle with our system sitting on the Windows Desktop. The second is our typical load, which we loop Heaven Benchmark for 30 minutes. Temperatures are recorded using the sensor page in GPU-Z.
Power consumption for a system is of course very important. To measure power consumption we use the GPU Power Draw sensor in GPU-Z. The idle test is taken on the Windows 7 desktop. The load test was taken running a loop of Heaven benchmark for 30 minutes.
We will be using the Galaxy Audio CM130 Sound Pressure Level Meter to take sound level recordings from the graphics card in both idle and load states.