Idle temperatures are good, and so are gaming temperatures - sufficiently far away from the 82°C cutoff beyond which Boost 3.0 will reduce clocks. This means that unlike most previous reference cards from NVIDIA, the GTX 1060 Founders Edition does not suffer from thermal throttling.
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 these measurements on the pins of a coil or capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.
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||139 MHz||203 MHz||0.625 V|
|Multi-Monitor||139 MHz||203 MHz||0.625 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||139 MHz||203 MHz||0.625 V|
|3D Load||1366 - 1911 MHz||2002 MHz||0.780 - 1.060 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.