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HD 6870 Load Temperatures

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
July 9, 2012 1:23:23 AM


Recently got a XFX Radeon HD 6870 and after a few minutes of Furmark, I received a temperature of 85C and it fluctuated in the mid 80's. Is this high or normal load temperatures? Thoughts?


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a c 91 U Graphics card
July 9, 2012 1:53:03 AM

this is normal load temperatures for running Furmark, which will stress your card like it's never been stressed before. I would expect game load temperatures to be around 70-75C, which is fine. anything under 80C for normal load is good temperatures. benchmarks always stress them a bit harder
July 9, 2012 5:42:31 PM

Thanks for the reply. Was just wondering cause it seemed rather high =P.


Any suggestions for a fan profile for MSI Afterburner?

a c 91 U Graphics card
July 9, 2012 7:57:20 PM

I generally like to have the fans hit 100% at 80C. because as I said before, 80C is kind of the saftey limit for everyday use.

otherwise I would adjust it balancing temperature and noise you can withstand. if you're ok with 60% fan speed and that keeps your card at 65C when you game, great! if your card goes to 75C at 60% and you can't stand to hear the fans at 80%, then well, there's nothing wrong with 75C :) 

so yeah, I generally keep it fairly flat and have it go up pretty quickly between 65-80C