ASUS vs PoV vs Zotac: Temperature, noise and energy consumption
Looking at the temperatures, the Zotac with its three-slot-wide cooler performs best. A temperature of 55 degrees Celsius after running Metro 2033 twice is very good. With a temperature of a little over 70 degrees the ASUS card is still cooler than Point of View's reference-based card.
ASUS takes the crown in terms of noise production, and by a lot. It is the only one that we can call silent. The Point of View card goes above 50 dB, measured at a distance of 10 centimetres. As we mentioned before, the humming sound of the reference stock cooler is annoying.
In terms of energy usage the cards are very similar.