Question Gigabyte 5600xt WINDFORCE is running hot (due to 1440p?)

Mar 27, 2020
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I completed my first build about two weeks ago.

I have a 2-fan 5600xt gpu from gigabyte (not the triple fan where most videos have been showing). Idle temps are around 57 C and when I play CSGO, my gpu is around 70 Celsius, seems a bit high for me. I am running at 1440p and 144 hz (I know it is more of a low end 1440p card). PUBG runs around 85 celsius at medium settings (no FPS Cap in game).



Other info of my build:

CPU: Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6 Core AM4 Boxed Processor

MOBO: B450M Pro4 AMD AM4 mATX Motherboard

RAM: Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600

Case: MasterBox Q300L mATX Mini Tower Computer Case

PSU: 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply

GPU: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Windforce Overclocked Dual-Fan 6GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Video Card



I am planning to get an intake fan to go along with the single exhaust fan, I'm hoping that will help a bit (maybe lower around 6 celsius?) since it is a smaller case. But since I am running 1440p, is running this hot just the nature of the beast? I am considering returning this and getting the 3 fan Gigabyte 5600xt where the drivers and BIOS are more up to date, not sure if that will help or not though. I couldn't find a lot of info on the WINDFORCE/2 fan model.


And are these temps ok for a gpu?

Thanks for any advice and tips.
 
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Phaaze88

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The problem is 100% the case. It's designed and marketed for high airflow, but I guess Cooler Master's engineers or QC didn't bother to actually test the bloody case.
The front panel is DECEPTIVELY restrictive.

Adding a fan could help, or it may have the opposite effect.
If you just have 1 fan in the case, then the airflow should be that of a negative pressure; drawing in air from any open spaces.
With that front panel acting as a choke point, I'm expecting the addition of a front intake fan to recirculate the already warm exhaust air back into the case...
 
Mar 27, 2020
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The problem is 100% the case. It's designed and marketed for high airflow, but I guess Cooler Master's engineers or QC didn't bother to actually test the bloody case.
The front panel is DECEPTIVELY restrictive.

Adding a fan could help, or it may have the opposite effect.
If you just have 1 fan in the case, then the airflow should be that of a negative pressure; drawing in air from any open spaces.
With that front panel acting as a choke point, I'm expecting the addition of a front intake fan to recirculate the already warm exhaust air back into the case...
Thanks for the reply! Yeah it might just be the nature of the case. I don't have any thermal throttling or crashing at all. It just seemed a bit high for a low demanding game like CSGO. It is livable though haha.
 

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