PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Red Devil 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. 



Silent mode did not produce any significant temperature differences; however, performance will be reduced due to a reduction in the power limiter. We strongly recommend that you use the performance BIOS setting mode, both for acoustics and thermals (the default).

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. We note down the peak temperatures.

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; 2400~2500 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 could influence the test results.


Above: Performance mode (default)

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