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User Info: mw2boosterlolz

mw2boosterlolz
1 month ago#1
With the whole Xbox One vs. GTX 1060/1070 comparisons, I feel like my GTX 1060 6GB / i7 6700 setup should be able to run some games at 4K. Only problem is I'm a bit uneasy when the temps start hitting 80 degrees...

No more than 75ish sounds about right, correct?

User Info: wantfastcars

wantfastcars
1 month ago#2
depends on the GPU but generally unsafe temps are 85-90c but cooler is always better

If you're not satisfied you can trade noise for temps and set up a custom fan curve using a program like msi afterburner to get those fans cranking harder
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User Info: WalkingPlague

WalkingPlague
1 month ago#3
mw2boosterlolz posted...
With the whole Xbox One vs. GTX 1060/1070 comparisons, I feel like my GTX 1060 6GB / i7 6700 setup should be able to run some games at 4K. Only problem is I'm a bit uneasy when the temps start hitting 80 degrees...

No more than 75ish sounds about right, correct?

No. 85 and below. My GTX reaches 82-85ish when maxed out, mine gets hot because its a reference card. This is why we have fans and adequate cooling.
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User Info: monkmith

monkmith
1 month ago#4
anything over 90C generally forces the card to begin downclocking.
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User Info: Darth_Kamcio

Darth_Kamcio
1 month ago#5
TC, care to post the room temperature ("ambient") and what case and case fans you've got? Also, how's your cable management?
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User Info: wizardmon

wizardmon
1 month ago#6
Just about all modern cards will cap out at 85C before thermal throttling, unless the case it's in is garbage you shouldn't have to worry about what the GPU is doing unless it sounds like a banshee.
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User Info: Ryzeki

Ryzeki
1 month ago#7
90-100 degrees is the hot range. 80-85 is the "limit" before the GPU itself starts heavy throttling (turbo gets reduced at lower temps).

Temps on the 100 celsius are the "dangerous" ones, as they force heavy performance downclocking as well as turning off the GPU if it reaches even higher temps without controlling it.

80s is normal for air cooled cards, being push hard. 4K is very very taxing. When I play regular games at 1080p even at high refresh rate, I run between 70-80 celsius temps. when I play 4K, I often see between 80-85 celcius, and then the GPU begins throttling down from 2Ghz to 1.9 etc or lower so I've rarely see more than 85 celsius.

Ambient temperatures heavily influence your max heavy loaded temps. These temps I posted are usually with 30-35 celsius, so its kinda hot inside the house due to summer. In cold temps, I never break over the 70s range ha.
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User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
1 month ago#8
I wouldn't let it get too close to 90C.
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User Info: krazycharlie

krazycharlie
1 month ago#9
Anything equaling and above 85c is unacceptable.
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User Info: ZaruenKosai

ZaruenKosai
1 month ago#10
My video card says hello.

R9 390 can go to 94 C and be perfectly safely functional.
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