Idle temperatures are excellent even with the fans turning off in idle. During gaming, the card also runs much cooler than the reference design, which avoids clock throttling above 82°C.
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|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.
|Desktop||203 MHz||101 MHz||0.650 V|
|Multi-Monitor||203 MHz||101 MHz||0.650 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||633 MHz||101 MHz||0.650 V|
|3D Load||1544 - 1962 MHz||1376 MHz||0.790 - 1.060 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.