Idle temperatures are excellent even with the fans turning off in idle. During gaming, the card also runs very cool and is quiet while doing so.
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|Gigabyte GTX 1060 XtremeGaming||40°C||62°C||28 dBA|
|ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX OC||42°C||63°C||32 dBA|
|MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 3 GB||50°C||67°C||29 dBA|
|MSI GTX 1060 OC||32°C||71°C||31 dBA|
|Palit GTX 1060 Super JetStream||42°C||74°C||32 dBA|
|MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X||50°C||67°C||28 dBA|
|NVIDIA GTX 1060 FE||35°C||77°C||34 dBA|
cooler design, and production variances. This table just serves to provide a list of
typical temperatures for similar cards as determined 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 is used in those states.
The card uses NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking mechanism, GPU Boost 3.0. It will dynamically adjust clock and voltage based on render load, temperature, and other factors.
|GPU Voltage |
|Desktop||253 MHz||203 MHz||0.625 V|
|Multi-Monitor||253 MHz||203 MHz||0.625 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||253 MHz||203 MHz||0.625 V|
|3D Load||1620 - 2025 MHz||2040 MHz||0.790 - 1.080 V|
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 more often.