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Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Edition 8 GB Review

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Temperatures are slightly on the high side, but not close to the thermal limit of 83°C beyond which Boost 3.0 will drop clocks. Given that fan noise is very low, this is completely acceptable.

GPU Temperature Comparison
IdleLoadGaming Noise
ZOTAC GTX 1080 AMP!42°C81°C32 dBA
Palit GTX 1080 GameRock44°C72°C30 dBA
ASUS GTX 1080 STRIX45°C68°C33 dBA
Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming42°C70°C34 dBA
MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X51°C72°C31 dBA
NVIDIA GTX 1080 FE36°C83°C37 dBA
MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X52°C71°C30 dBA
NVIDIA GTX 1070 FE39°C83°C36 dBA
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 as 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 that is used in those states.

GPU Voltage
Desktop215 MHz101 MHz0.625 V
Multi-Monitor215 MHz101 MHz0.625 V
Blu-ray Playback215 MHz101 MHz0.625 V
3D Load1683 - 1924 MHz1251 MHz0.880 - 1.050 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.

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