EVGA's new cooler and good fan settings make sure the card never reaches 80°C, which unlocks additional performance. Noise levels are also the same as the reference design, showing that EVGA made the right choices everywhere.
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|EVGA GTX 780 SC||34°C||74°C|
|Gigabyte GTX 780||37°C||72°C|
|NVIDIA GTX 780||37°C||81°C|
|NVIDIA GTX Titan||30°C||81°C|
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 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 we measured. We performed the measurement on the pins of a coil or a capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.
|GPU Voltage |
|Desktop||324 MHz||162 MHz||0.86 V|
|Multi-Monitor||324 MHz||162 MHz||0.86 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||324 MHz||162 MHz||0.86 V|
|3D Load||965 - 1125 MHz||1520 MHz||1.010 - 1.160 V|
The card uses NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking mechanism. 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 1920x1200 resolution benchmarking suite. The plotted points are transparent to allow 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 a lot.