ASUS GTX 960 STRIX OC 2 GB Review 112

ASUS GTX 960 STRIX OC 2 GB Review

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Temperatures



Yet again, no major differences between our tested cards. All cards turn off their fans in idle, which results in roughly 40°C. During gaming, there are slight differences, but none of them are significant. All cards stay well below the 80°C limit beyond which NVIDIA's Boost Technology will start dialing down clocks to keep the cards cool.

GPU Temperature Comparison
IdleLoad
ASUS GTX 960 STRIX42°C60°C
MSI GTX 960 Gaming45°C63°C
EVGA GTX 960 SSC40°C71°C
Palit GTX 960 Super Jetstream35°C67°C
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
cooler design, and production variances. This table just serves to provide
a list of typical temperatures for similar cards determined during TPU review.


Clock Profiles

Modern 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 we measured. We performed the measurement on the pins of a coil or a capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.

GPU
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPU Voltage
(measured)
Desktop135 MHz203 MHz0.88 V
Multi-Monitor135 MHz203 MHz0.88 V
Blu-ray Playback135 MHz203 MHz0.88 V
3D Load1250 - 1430 MHz1800 MHz1.025 - 1.200 V
The card uses NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking mechanism, GPU Boost 2.0. It will dynamically adjust clock and voltage based on render load, temperature, and other factors.

For the graph below, we recorded all GPU clock and GPU voltage combinations of our 1920x1080 resolution benchmarking suite. The plotted points are transparent, which allows them to add up to indicate more often used values. A light color means the clock/voltage combination is rarely used and a dark color means it's active a lot.

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