Introduction of GPU temperature range

When your computer components are heating up and could lead to damages increased amount of heat can lead to the elusive blue screen of death or permanently damaged your components altogether, source the best solution and how do you address this problem?

In this blog, I will define the approximate recommended temperature ranges for many of the most popular processors and graphics cards. CPU temperature is determined by a multitude of factors, CPU model voltages, CPU cooler, and case cooling. In gaming scenarios, the CPU  temperature should ideally be under a hundred and seventy-six degrees Fahrenheit or 80 degrees centigrade but a more intensive workload like video encoding can encroach 90 degrees.

In the GPUs field, AMD and NVIDIA lead this field unless fairly different thresholds. NVidia claims on the max operating temperature of 105 degrees centigrade while AMD lists 120 for their cards, realistically you won’t want your graphics card to exceed 95 degrees centigrade or 203 degrees centigrade Fahrenheit, especially for daily use, your graphic card should be fine if the temperature reading sits under the values listed on our table which is mentioned below:

All GPU Temperature Range

Intel Processor Temperature

Intel ProcessorAverage Temperature in FahrenheitAverage Temperature in Celsius
Intel Pentium Pro165.2°F – 186.8°F74°C – 86°C
Intel Pentium II147.2°F – 167°F64°C – 75°C
Intel Pentium III140°F – 185°F60°C – 85°C
Intel Pentium 4111°F – 149°F44°C – 65°C
Intel Pentium Mobile158°F – 185°F70°C – 85°C
Intel Core 2 Duo113°F – 131°F45°C – 55°C
Intel Celeron149°F – 185°F65°C – 85°C
Intel Core i3122°F – 140°F50°C – 60°C
Intel Core i5122°F – 145.4°F50°C – 63°C
Intel Core i7122°F – 150.8°F50°C – 66°C

AMD Processor Temperature Range

AMD ProcessorAverage Temperature in FahrenheitAverage Temperature in Celsius
AMD A6113°F – 134.6°F45°C – 57°C
AMD A10122°F – 140°F50°C – 60°C
AMD Athlon185°F – 203°F85°C – 95°C
AMD Athlon 64113°F – 140°F45°C – 60°C
AMD Athlon 64 X2113°F – 131°F45°C – 55°C
AMD Athlon 64 Mobile176°F – 194°F80°C – 90°C
AMD Athlon FX113°F – 140°F45°C – 60°C
AMD Athlon II X4122°F – 140°F50°C – 60°C
AMD Athlon MP185°F – 203°F85°C – 95°C
AMD Athlon XP176°F – 194°F80°C – 90°C
AMD Duron185°F – 203°F85°C – 95°C
AMD K5140°F – 158°F60°C – 70°C
AMD K6140°F – 158°F60°C – 70°C
AMD K6 Mobile167°F – 185°F75°C – 85°C
AMD K7 Thunderbird158°F – 203°F70°C – 95°C
AMD Opteron149°F – 159.8°F65°C – 71°C
AMD Phenom II X6113°F – 131°F45°C – 55°C
AMD Phenom X3122°F – 140°F50°C – 60°C
AMD Phenom X4122°F – 140°F50°C – 60°C
AMD Sempron185°F – 203°F85°C – 95°C

The actual temperature you’ll see will depend on the workload. The model of CPU and the cooling solution used so only use these as a guide.

Also read:- How to fix high CPU usage


There are several ways to track temperature but many are a pain so we are here to simplify the process Intel and AMD provide software utilities to track voltages and temperature with good accuracy, these are rising master and Intel’s extreme tuning utility respectively, the tools can also be used for overclocking, providing access to an advanced setting usually found on the BIOS. If you have an AMD graphics card then you can use Whatman either through Radeon setting or the radiant over way to monitor the temperature of your GPU, this all comes with the adrenaline drivers by default so no third-party software is required. MSI Afterburner with River tuner statistics server supports nearly every piece of hardware today and provides decent accuracy for temperature monitoring, you can also use it to measure voltages, frequency, fan speed, frame rate statistics. 

You can also use it as an overlay in games so you can monitor these properties live. HW info is probably more accurate and can be used as a plugin – MSI Afterburner to monitor additional properties or replace the inbuilt monitor so you have noticed that your CPU or GPU is running at a high temperature and you are looking to lower it. First, let’s address why it could be at such a high level. 

The three most common causes are dust, poor cable management, and lack of airflow. You should always service your computer every few months and clear out any excess dust that can be lurking. This can be done using a can of compressed air and a vacuum. In your case, ambient temperature will be higher with open-air or axial call a graphics-card, a blower cooler is ideal for smaller cases as they exhaust their heat out of the back of the case rather than in it but they do tend to run much hotter than the open-air counterparts.


Cable Management


amd gpu temperature vs nvidia gpu temperature

Cable management is dependent on your PC case, as all the models have less room for optimization if your back panel allows cables to be pulled through then do so as it will rid you of the nest of wires that are cluttering your PC. Once you have tallied up your cables, your next step should be investing in some solid case funds, a fan or two at the front in addition to a rare and top case valve will create an air current and reduce hot spots in the case depending on where you live the ambient temperature may be an issue and there won’t be much else you can do beyond cranking the fan speed. It could be time to get a better cooling solution for your graphics card or processor, you can try water cooling, this especially useful if you are unable to control your environment at a good temperature. Now that you know that the average optimal CPU and GPU temperature for gaming.


amd gpu temperature range

The feature is way better on one side but then lose on other ultimately different cards will indeed suit different people, lets split this into three sections 

  • Features
  • Performance 
  • Drivers

Ray tracing

Almost certainly, the most talked about feature of this generation is ray tracing and it is big deal sure, unlike traditional rasterization which is essentially pre-baking lighting effects into the game world ray tracing is a fully dynamic lighting system that makes the world look realistic by calculating the path of rays of light with the result being beautiful scenes of diffused lighting and true to life reflections, the problem is this is incredibly graphically intensive and it requires a lot of GPU horsepower to get working.

To get around this problem both NVidia and AMD have hardware-accelerated ray tracing built right into their latest GPUs with the aim of keeping fps high but in practice, you are still going to lose out on a fair old chunk of FPS when enabling the tech. For this reason, you should only enable ray tracing in single player games or one where you have a lot of FPS on hand cyberpunk 2077 is probably the best example of rage rating to date but again it is still incredibly demanding, at the moment ray tracing does tend to work a little bit better on NVidia graphic cards because they are already on their second generation of the hardware so they have had a little bit of practice and this almost a little bit of one-two punch because the hardware has been out for longer its also giving the game developers more time to tune for RTX so at this moment in time if you do want to build the ultimate ray tracing machine then NVidia probably is the way to go while it is a great feature it is not something that can be overly factor into the choice of buying a GPU. 


The main feature of these new GPUs has to be the frame rate boosting tech known as DLSS and FSR using clever algorithms graphics cards can now render at slightly lower resolutions that increase the FPS and then upscale the image to get it looking as close to the original as possible. NVidia does this with baked-in hardware that they call tensor cores while AMD uses more of an injection method that is tweaked and tuned by game developers. It is fantastic tech both of them are similar at producing clean-looking images when you are using the highest quality presets but then again they are also a little bit lackluster when using the lowest. The biggest difference between the two is actually with the hardware that they run on as FSR is open to all modern graphics cards regardless of brand whereas DLSS is exclusive to users of team green that means if you are going to use a green graphics card you can play all the games with all the tech whereas at the moment you are a little bit limited with AMD. If you are wondering about availability then at the time of filming neither team is doing particularly well at keeping MSRP shelf stocks so you are going to find it quite hard to buy anything right now. 

AMD has VRAM capacity. VRAM or video memory is becoming more important than ever, whenever you load a game, loads of files are held in memory on the video card itself which is then used by the GPU to process and output an image high resolutions, textures, anti-aliasing, and ray tracing, all take up masses of space and NVidia GPUs are quite limited with eight gigabytes on the  RTX 3070 and below. Other than the RTX 3060 which has 12 GB, uses a slower memory bus similar to the RX 6700 XT. RTX 3070 TI and UP use GDDR6X.

AMD’s offerings meanwhile tend to have a bit more with the 6700 XT having 12 gigabytes and then the 6800s and the 6900 both having 16 gigabytes this is useful for future-proofing as games are only going to get bigger. AMD tends to make their standard open for everyone to use while NVidia prefers a more tuned for our hand only approach technologies. Games with GPU physics and hair work do run a little bit better on NVidia hardware while stress affects fidelity FX sharpening and FSR will probably work best on team red. 

 All these features are on a per-game basis.  Most people play loads of different games so therefore any advantages that one AMD has over NVidia probably evens out. There is also a whole stack of other nifty feature that comes with both sets of cards. AMD has anti-lag boost which are technologies that normally used for multiplayer games that can then increase the responsiveness if you are playing like an esports title to reduce the latency but then fast forward a year and now NVidia has reflex with one of the settings labeled as on plus boost, ultimately the goal is faster multiplayer action.

Price to performance

There are so many different variables at play when we say better it means better for the money. An RX 6900 XT is better than an RTX 3060 but one is over double the price so when you are looking at buying a graphics card, you need to look at price to performance and ultimately find something that gets you enough frames per second in the game at the resolution that you want to play while offering great value. RTX 360 TI, RX 6700 XT, and RTX 3080 are the best at the current moment. Performance is not limited to FPS though as there are other considerations to note thermals and acoustics for instance are a massive deal.  AMD and NVidia are fairly similar in this regard though they did not use to be then ultimately the sound levels are much more heavily dictated by the third-party cooler that you will use.

NVidia uses GeForce experience which you have to log into although they do helpfully offer they call a studio driver for workers who value stability over game-ready improvements. In AMD suite is easy to use. You can make loads of changes here and even overclock everything or just be handhold into finding the best settings for your games on your hardware but having said that GeForce experience has very similar features.

When it comes to DLSS and ray tracing they are more widely supported and especially when it comes to ray tracing it does work a little bit better.

NVIDIA Maximum temperature– nvidia gpu temperature range


nvidia gpu temperature range
NVIDIAMaximum Temperature in FahrenheitMaximum Temperature in Celsius
RTX 2080 Ti192.2°F89°C
RTX 2080190.4°F88°C
RTX 2070192.2°F89°C
Titan V195.8°F91°C
Titan XP201.2°F94°C
Titan X (Pascal, 2016)201.2°F94°C
GTX 1080 Ti195.8°F91°C
GTX 1080, GTX 1070 Ti, and GTX 1070201.2°F94°C
GTX Titan X (Maxwell, 2015)201.2°F94°C
GTX 980 Ti195.8°F91°C
GTX 1060 6GB and GTX 1060 3GB201.2°F94°C
GTX 980208.4°F98°C
GTX 970208.4°F98°C
GTX 780 Ti and GTX 780203°F95°C
GTX 770208.4°F98°C
GTX 590206.6°F97°C
GTX 1050 Ti and both GTX 1050 (3GB and 2GB)206.6°F97 °C
GTX 960208.4°F98°C
GTX 670206.6°F97°C
GTX 580206.6°F97°C
GTX 950203°F95°C
GTX 760, GTX 660, and GTX 660 Ti206.6°F97°C
GTX 480 and GTX 570206.6°F97°C
GTX 750 Ti203°F95°C
GTX 560 Ti210.2°F99°C
GTX 560 Ti (448 Cores206.6°F97°C
Limited Edition)
GTX 470221°F105°C
GTX 750203°F95°C
GTX 650 Ti221°F105°C
GT 1030206.6°F97°C
GTX 560210.2°F99°C
GTX 460219.2°F104°C
GT 740 and GT 740 (DDR5)208.4°F98°C
GT 650208.4°F98°C
GTX 550 Ti212°F100°C
GT 640208.4°F98°C
GT 640 (DDR5)203°F95°C
GT 730 (DDR3, 128-bit), GT 730  (DDR3, 64-bit), and GT 730 (DDR5)208.4°F98°C

these are nividia gpu temperature range

AMD Maximum Temperature- amd gpu temperature range

AMDMaximum Temperature in FahrenheitMaximum Temperature under load in Celsius
RX Vega 64185°F85°C
RX Vega 56167°F75°C
R9 Fury X149°F65°C
RX 590172.4°F78°C
RX 580156.2°F69°C
RX 480 (4GB and 8GB)176°F80°C
R9 Fury172.4°F78°C
R9 Fury Nano163.4°F73°C
RX 570165.2°F74°C
R9 390150.8°F66°C
R9 290X201.2°F94°C
RX 470167°F75°C
R9 380X159.8°F71°C
R9 290201.2°F94°C
HD 7970165.2°F74°C
RX 560 4GB143.6°F62°C
R9 380158°F70°C
R9 280X (XFX)158°F70°C
HD 7950147.2°F64°C
HD 5970185°F85°C
R7 370156.2°F69°C
R9 270X183.2°F84°C
HD 7870163.4°F73°C
RX 460147.2°F64°C
HD 7850149°F65°C
HD 6970176°F80°C
R7 260X167°F75°C
HD 6950172.4°F78°C
HD 5870192.2°F89°C
HD 7790156.2°F69°C
HD 6870158°F70°C
HD 5850168.8°F76°C
Vega 11 (R5 2400G integrated)134.6°F57°C
R7 260152.6°F67°C
HD 7770159.8°F71°C
HD 6850179.6°F82°C
R7 250X158°F70°C
HD 7750154.4°F68°C
Vega 8 (R3 2200G integrated)129.2°F54°C
R7 250149°F65°C
HD 5770190.4°F88°C
HD 6570179.6°F82°C
HD 5670167°F75°C
R7 240185°F85°C

these are amd gpu temperature range


Pricing and availability are the main factors, the feature set is so similar between AMD and NVidia. All we should care about is the price to performance, what’s going to get you the frames per second that you need at the right price. Therefore you should always look for a good deal rather than tying yourself to a brand and besides even when things do change the same principle applies.