Power and Temperature
To test the power and temperature we perform a manual run-through in Cyberpunk 2077 at “Ultra” settings for real-world in-game data. We use GPU-Z sensor data to record the results. We report on the GPU-Z sensor data for “Board Power” and “GPU Chip Power” when available for our Wattage data. For temperature data, we report the GPU (Edge Temp of the GPU) as well as the Hot Spot (Junction Temperature) when available for our temperature data.
GPUZ does not have a Board Power for our RX 6600 so that gimps us a little bit. What we can comment on is the stock SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 7600 takes exactly the top limit of the wattage specification. When overclocked it goes beyond by 9%. Suffice it to say, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 7600 OC does draw more wattage than the older cards.
On the flip side of that discussion, you can see the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 7600 OC runs cool. The cooler on our card provides 8-10C cooler running. Notice how the Overclocked card is barely warmer despite running only the default BIOS fan profile.
Below are the GPUZ sensor data captured from the benchmark run-through. The default video card is listed on the left.