Idle temperatures are excellent, which is no wonder since the fans don't stop in idle. During gaming, the card goes above 82°C, which results in lower clocks due to Boost 3.0; see our Boost 3.0 Analysis for more details.
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 these measurements on the pins of a coil or capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.
|GPU Voltage |
|Desktop||139 MHz||101 MHz||0.625 V|
|Multi-Monitor||139 MHz||101 MHz||0.625 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||139 MHz||101 MHz||0.625 V|
|3D Load||1607 - 1873 MHz||1251 MHz||0.875 - 1.060 V|
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.
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.