GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 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 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.

  • The card's temperature under heavy game stress stabilized at roughly 63 Degrees C. We note down the hottest GPU reading, not the average.
These tests have been performed with a 20~21 Degrees C room temperature, this is a peak temperature based on a FireStrike loop. Please note that under 60 Degrees C the fans remain inactive, this will result in slightly higher IDLE temperatures.

Long Duration Stress Temperature and GPU Throttling clock

Have a look below at the GPU clock, it is rocking steady at the ~1775 MHz boost marker. The protective limiters (aside from the power limiter) hardly kick in. This is FireStrike scene 1 looped continuously in what is actually our pre-benchmark warm-up sequence for a minimum of 20 minutes looped.


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