MSI's R9 280X Gaming 6 GB runs very good temperatures, which, together with its low noise levels, makes for a killer combination.
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|MSI R9 280X Gaming 6 GB||40°C||77°C|
|MSI R9 280X Gaming 3 GB||39°C||87°C|
|ASUS R9 280X DC II||32°C||70°C|
|ASUS R9 280X Matrix||38°C||74°C|
|Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC||36°C||73°C|
|Gigabyte R9 280X OC||34°C||70°C|
cooler design, and production variances. This table just serves to provide
a list of typical temperatures for similar cards 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 we measured. We performed the measurement on the pins of a coil or a capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.
|GPU Voltage |
|Desktop||300 MHz||150 MHz||0.85 V|
|Multi-Monitor||500 MHz||1500 MHz||0.95 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||501 MHz||1500 MHz||0.95 V|
|3D Load||1050 MHz||1500 MHz||1.20 V|
|CCC Overdrive Limits|