MSI Radeon HD 7770 Power Edition 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.

MSI R7770 Power Edition

IDLE temperatures are always a tiny bit tricky to read out as Windows Aero could have an effect on this. Overall anything below 50 Degrees C is considered okay, anything below 40 Degrees C is very 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.

  • The MSI  R7770 Power edition - The temperature under heavy game stress for the card load stabilized at roughly 67 Degrees C. We note down the hottest GPU reading, not the average. With the 2nd fan installed we can shave off another 6 Degrees C.

With today's graphics cards, please make sure your PC is well ventilated at all times, this will seriously help you on the overall GPU temperatures.

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