Testing & Performance Cont. 2
Author: Nicholas Sarpolis (NickS)
Hardware Acquired: Silicon Valley Compucycle & Newegg,com
Testing & Performance Cont. - 7900GT
Yet another VF900-Cu has arrived for testing. This time it's going on an eVGA 7900GT CO SE. Note, i did not
use any ramsinks during testing. I chose to order OCZ Copper BGA sinks insead of using the Zalman ones. These were not available at the time of testing.
Yet another perfect base from Zalman. That's pure quality, and attention to detail. There was one problem with this heatsink. It only included 3 of the 4 springs for the rear screws. My VF900-Cu included them all. I plan to contact Zalman USA about the problem, but the cooler seemed to work fine with only 3/4 of the springs. You just had to be careful not to tighten it down too far.
The stock cooler for this card is very small, but is quite sufficient as the card's core is built on the new 90nm process. The core is quite small, physically too. The 7900GT is also noticeably shorter in length than the 7800GT, and it also uses less power. A nice thin coat of Arctic Silver 5 should do the trick.
Lets see how this heatsink performs, and looks!
Look's great! Now lets test performance.
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