Overall, temperatures are very good, especially during gaming, where the card is also pretty quiet. I, however, still see some potential to quieten down the fan a bit since there is plenty of temperature headroom to do so.
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|ASUS R9 290X DC II OC||37°C||78°C / 94°C|
|Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC||36°C||73°C|
|MSI R9 290X Gaming||40°C||79°C|
|PowerColor R9 290X OC||44°C||93°C|
|AMD R9 290X||49°C||93°C / 94°C|
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 we measured. We performed the measurement on the pins of a coil or a capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.
|GPU Voltage |
|Desktop||300 MHz||150 MHz||0.96 V|
|Multi-Monitor||300 MHz||1300 MHz||0.95 V|
|Blu-ray Playback||440 MHz||1300 MHz||0.95 V|
|3D Load||1040 MHz||1300 MHz||1.16 V|
|CCC Overdrive Limits|