MSI GTX 760 HAWK 2 GB Review 31

MSI GTX 760 HAWK 2 GB Review

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Temperatures are great and fan noise is low. MSI made the right choices with their cooler and its fan settings.

GPU Temperature Comparison
MSI GTX 760 HAWK33°C74°C
MSI GTX 760 Gaming29°C69°C
NVIDIA GTX 76036°C82°C
Gigabyte GTX 760 OC36°C68°C
Palit GTX 760 JetStream35°C73°C
EVGA GTX 760 SC33°C72°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 Voltage
Desktop135 MHz162 MHz0.85 V
Multi-Monitor135 MHz162 MHz0.85 V
Blu-ray Playback135 MHz162 MHz0.85 V
3D Load1110 - 1280 MHz1502 MHz1.050 - 1.200 V

The card uses NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking mechanism which 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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