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Gigabyte GTX 1060 Xtreme Gaming 6 GB Review

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Temperatures



Idle temperatures are excellent even with the fans turning off in idle. During gaming, the card also runs very cool and is quiet while doing so.

GPU Temperature Comparison
IdleLoadGaming Noise
Gigabyte GTX 1060 XtremeGaming40°C62°C28 dBA
ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX OC42°C63°C32 dBA
MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 3 GB50°C67°C29 dBA
MSI GTX 1060 OC32°C71°C31 dBA
Palit GTX 1060 Super JetStream42°C74°C32 dBA
MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X50°C67°C28 dBA
NVIDIA GTX 1060 FE35°C77°C34 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
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPU Voltage
(measured)
Desktop253 MHz203 MHz0.625 V
Multi-Monitor253 MHz203 MHz0.625 V
Blu-ray Playback253 MHz203 MHz0.625 V
3D Load1620 - 2025 MHz2040 MHz0.790 - 1.080 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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