ASUS GeForce RTX 3070 Noctua OC review

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Graphics card temperatures

Graphics card temperatures

So here we'll have a look at GPU temperatures. First up will be IDLE (desktop) temperatures as reported through the software on the thermal sensors of the GPU. Overall anything below 50 Degrees C is considered okay, anything below 40 Degrees C is admirable. We add some other cards at random that we have recently tested in the chart. But what happens when we are gaming? We fire off an intense game-like application at the graphics card and measure the highest temperature of the GPU. 

     

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So with the card fully stressed we kept monitoring temperatures and noted down the GPU temperature as reported by the thermal sensor. These tests have been performed with a 20~21 Degrees C room temperature, this is a peak temperature based on a GPU stress loop.


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Tempreature: Blue (performance BIOS) sits at roughly 57 Degrees C / Red (Silent BIOS) sticks at ~63 Degrees C 

 

Long Duration Stress Temperature and GPU Throttling clock

Before we start benchmarking, we always heat up the card. During the looped warm-up sequence of at least 15 minutes GPU gaming load, we observe what dynamic clock the GPU will throttle at; 1900~1950 MHz threshold once the GPU has warmed up. We do this prior to all our reviews, as a cold card will boost a notch higher and influence the test results.
 
 
 
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Boost frequency: Blue (performance BIOS) sits at 1915 MHz Boost  / Red (Silent BIOS) sticks roughly 1900 MHz  
 
 
The card has two BIOS modes and below you can see what happens when stressed. In Red the Silent BIOS, and in Blue the OC BIOS.
   

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Fan curve: Blue (performance BIOS) sits at ~1200 RPM / Red (Silent BIOS) sticks to 900 RPM  
 

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