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.
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|ZOTAC GTX 1080 AMP!||42°C||81°C||32 dBA|
|Palit GTX 1080 GameRock||44°C||72°C||30 dBA|
|ASUS GTX 1080 STRIX||45°C||68°C||33 dBA|
|Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming||42°C||70°C||34 dBA|
|MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X||51°C||72°C||31 dBA|
|NVIDIA GTX 1080 FE||36°C||83°C||37 dBA|
|MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X||52°C||71°C||30 dBA|
|NVIDIA GTX 1070 FE||39°C||83°C||36 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 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||215 MHz||101 MHz||0.625 V|
|Multi-Monitor||215 MHz||101 MHz||0.625 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||215 MHz||101 MHz||0.625 V|
|3D Load||1683 - 1924 MHz||1251 MHz||0.880 - 1.050 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.