Question GPU (RTX 2060) loud and hot on DirectX 11

Jul 18, 2019
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Hi,

I just upgraded my GTX 960 to PNY RTX 2060 and I'm noticing some weird behavior:

The card can be quiet and fairly cool (approx. 60 C°) when playing some games, but gets loud and hot (approx. 75 C°) with others, e.g:
  • quiet with The Division 2, Assassin's Creed Odyssey or Shadow of the Tomb Raider 🙂
  • loud with Quantum Break or Ghost Recon Wildlands. 😕
All those games are fairly new and demanding, but what sets them apart is the first bunch runs on DX12, while the latter on DX11 – could this be a reason for such a discrepancy in the noise and thermals ❓

Also, is that normal behavior and can I do anything to make it better when running games on DX11 ❓

Would other brands of RTX 2060 perform similarly or better in the same scenario ❓

Please advise.

My rig:
PNY RTX 2060 XLR8
i5-6600
16GB RAM
 

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