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MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 6 GB Review

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MSI's R9 280X Gaming 6 GB runs very good temperatures, which, together with its low noise levels, makes for a killer combination.

GPU Temperature Comparison
MSI R9 280X Gaming 6 GB40°C77°C
MSI R9 280X Gaming 3 GB39°C87°C
ASUS R9 280X DC II32°C70°C
ASUS R9 280X Matrix38°C74°C
Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC36°C73°C
Gigabyte R9 280X OC34°C70°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
Desktop300 MHz150 MHz0.85 V
Multi-Monitor500 MHz1500 MHz0.95 V
Blu-ray Playback501 MHz1500 MHz0.95 V
3D Load1050 MHz1500 MHz1.20 V
CCC Overdrive Limits
Core1500 MHz
Memory2000 MHz
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