Idle temperatures are excellent even with the fans turning off in idle. During gaming, the card also runs cooler than the reference design, which helps with avoiding clock throttling above 82°C. The card is also cooler than most other custom designs, but in my opinion, ZOTAC was a bit too ambitious with temperatures, which results in relatively high fan noise compared to the competition.
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme||45°C||69°C||36 dBA|
|EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2||43°C||69°C||37 dBA|
|Palit GTX 1080 Ti GameRock Premium||45°C||75°C||38 dBA|
|Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Gaming||46°C||71°C||33 dBA|
|MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X||53°C||72°C||35 dBA|
|ASUS GTX 1080 Ti STRIX OC||46°C||69°C||33 dBA|
|GTX 1080 Ti FE||34°C||84°C||39 dBA|
|Titan X Pascal||42°C||84°C||39 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.
|Desktop||278 MHz||101 MHz||0.650 V|
|Multi-Monitor||278 MHz||101 MHz||0.650 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||608 MHz||101 MHz||0.650 V|
|3D Load||1645 - 1974 MHz||1400 MHz||0.845 - 1.065 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.