NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Video Card Review

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Temperature & Noise Testing

Temperatures are important to enthusiasts and gamers, so we took a bit of time and did some temperature testing on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X video card.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Idle Temps:

GeForce GTX Titan X Idle Temps

At idle we found the GPU core temperature was 32C with the single fan on the NVIDIA reference cooler running at 22% or 1050 RPM.

GeForce GTX Titan X GPU-Z Gaming

When gaming we hit 85C, which is slightly over the 83C default GPU temp target for the GeForce GTX Titan X. Our room temperature was 70F (21C), so these are respectable scores for a flagship GPU with 3072 CUDA Cores! When gaming our card boosted up to a maximum speed of 1164.4MHz on the CUDA cores.

temp-testing

Sound Testing

We test noise levels with an Extech sound level meter that has ±1.5dB accuracy that meets Type 2 standards. This meter ranges from 35dB to 90dB on the low measurement range, which is perfect for us as our test room usually averages around 36dB. We measure the sound level two inches above the corner of the motherboard with ‘A’ frequency weighting. The microphone wind cover is used to make sure no wind is blowing across the microphone, which would seriously throw off the data.

noise-testing

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X is a fairly quiet card at both idle and when heated to full operating temperature.

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  • TJ Mulderink

    For some people, and I know this is an old post, are complaining about high idle temps…. the Titan X’s GPU clock will not get reset/turned off/lowered/whatever you call it if you are running windows 10 at 144hz. I dropped mine to 120hz and the GPU clock went down immediately and my idle temp dropped 12-15 degrees. Just a heads up!

  • light487

    Great review.. interesting to see it is not (YET!) blowing everything out of the water. Developers need time to make use of it though, like anything… still interesting.

    One not so interesting thing was all the pop-up advertising.. quite annoying. Won’t be bothering with this site for reviews anymore.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      What pop-up ads? We have never used pop-up or pop-under advertisements since the site opened in 2002.

      • reader139

        He’s talking about the green text fly outs. I also had an issue when reading this site on an android smartphone. Every time I scrolled past the green keyword text it would pop up an advertising window. Never had this issue on other sites, don’t know what makes this implementation different.

  • PC Master Race

    Why didn’t you guys up the voltage when overclocking?

    • Nathan Kirsch

      mainly just due to time constraints and we wanted to see how far the card could be pushed without adding extra voltage into the mix. Adding voltage decreases the lifespan of the GPU as well, so not everyone wants to do that if they plan on holding onto the card for a number of years. It’s always a matter of when and not if!