ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT ROG STRIX review

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Graphics card temperatures

Graphics card temperatures

So here we'll have a look at GPU temperatures. First up, IDLE (desktop) temperatures as reported through the software on the thermal sensors of the GPU. IDLE temperatures first, overall anything below 50 Degrees C is considered okay, anything below 40 Degrees C is nice. We threw in some cards at random that we have recently tested in the above 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. 



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.

The STRIX has a Silent and performance BIOS modus you can manually switch. In perf mode you are merely slightly faster, get better temps this option is noisier. The silent modus will make the card run 8 degrees C hotter but is totally silent at almost no performance hit. We measure roughly 1 fps slower overall in silent BSIOS mode. The choice is yours.

Long Duration Stress Temperature and GPU Throttling clock

Before we start benchmarking, we always heat up the card. During the looped heatup, we observe at what dynamic clock the GPU will throttle at. A reference XT version is that value is ~1875 MHz.



With performance mode enabled we see the card hovering at a ~1950 Mhz clock frequency. We're looking at 1800 RPM on the fan bringing in extra cooling, but a notch more performance (and noise)


With performance silent mode enabled we see the card hovering at a ~1910 Mhz clock frequency. We're looking at 1350 RPM on the fan bringing in less cooling and best acoustic levels, but a notch less performance.

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