NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Video Card Review


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.


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.


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