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Best GPU Temperature For Gaming

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Best GPU Temperature For Gaming

Optimal GPU temperature

Overheating graphics cards are a source of a lot of headaches for gamers and although they are not the first thing we consider checking, they are oftentimes indicative of larger problems at bay.

We’re going to take a closer look to see what is the best GPU temperature for gaming as well as both fixes and other possible issues.

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The Ideal Temperature

best gpu temperature

You may find it interesting to know that GPU temperature is directly correlated to the resolution at which your display is outputting images. Although when you more closely consider the process, it will seem logical. The bigger resolution required, the more pixels are expected to be shown and thus, more computations are required from the GPU. Simple, isn’t it?

Another curiosity is that the GPU temperature might be limited by your location on Earth. Logically, if you’re gaming in a tropical climate as opposed to say Iceland, you’re going to experience higher GPU temperatures and are going to need to invest more into cooling them.

These numbers are dependant on the GPU, but most of the time the maximum temperature an Nvidia GPU can run at is around the 95-100 Celsius mark (~200-210 Fahrenheit). Although GPUs can withstand those temperatures, they are absolutely not recommended and if your card is reaching those levels of heat, it’s plain and simple overheating.

On the other side, most AMD cards can withhold much less, but they are accordingly less powerful. Most of the time their upper limit is in the 75-85 Celsius range (~165-185 Fahrenheit).

Nvidia’s optimal range is between 70 and 85 degrees Celsius (~158-185 Fahrenheit), while AMD’s are at their best at around 60 to 70 Celsius (~140-158 Fahrenheit).

Modern games require your GPU to work at high levels as they are specifically made with performance in mind and they are first looked at when resources are required.

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