MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming OC review

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Graphics Card Temperatures

Graphics Card Temperatures

Here we'll have a look at GPU temperatures that we read out from the thermal sensor on the GPU. First up, IDLE (desktop) temperatures as reported through software on the thermal sensors of the GPU.


IDLE temperatures, 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 cards 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 68 Degrees C range. We note down the hottest GPU reading, not the average.
These tests have been performed with a 20~21 Degrees C room temperature. 


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