Good temperatures. Idle is lower than any other card, yet the card runs at low noise levels. Load temperatures are perfectly safe, actually I'd have gladly accepted a few °C higher for even less noise. But many users are more interested in low temperatures, for whatever reason, so I guess PowerColor found a good compromise here.
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|PowerColor HD 7850 PCS+||30°C||72°C|
|MSI R7850 Power Edition||33°C||63°C|
|ASUS HD 7850 DirectCU II||34°C||72°C|
|AMD HD 7850||34°C||69°C|
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clocks, voltage,
cooler design and production variances. This table just serves to provide
a list of typical temperatures for similar cards, reached during TPU review.
Clock ProfilesModern graphics cards have several clock profiles that are selected to balance power draw and performance requirements.
The following table lists the clock settings for important performance scenarios and the GPU voltage that we measured. We measure on the pins of a coil or capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.
|GPU Voltage |
|Desktop||300 MHz||150 MHz||0.85 V|
|Multi-Monitor||400 MHz||1225 MHz||0.92 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||1000 MHz||1225 MHz||1.24 V|
|3D Load||1000 MHz||1225 MHz||1.26 V|
|CCC Overdrive Limits|