Temperatures are good, much better than with the reference design. Gaming noise is good, too. Well done MSI!
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|MSI RX 480 Gaming X||48°C||73°C||31 dBA|
|ASUS RX 480 STRIX||38°C||68°C||39 dBA|
|AMD RX 480||38°C||84°C||41 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 a new version of AMD's dynamic overclocking mechanism. It will dynamically adjust clock and voltage based on render load, temperature, and other factors.
|GPU Voltage |
|Desktop||300 MHz||300 MHz||0.800 V|
|Multi-Monitor||300 MHz||2000 MHz||0.975 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||710 MHz||2000 MHz||0.975 V|
|3D Load||1050 - 1303 MHz||2000 MHz||0.960 - 1.155 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.