And given the fact that a great many performance tests of video cards, review Manli GeForce GTX 1060 Gallardo we will focus on exploring the possibilities of the cooling system, as well as on the search for the frequency potential of the GPU and memory.
Graphics card comes in a rather large box, with the main dimensions of a given length and height, in terms of the width of the box is less than the MSI and these should Inno3D previously tested cards:
Any information about the card, in addition to its name, the front side of the box is not responsible.
For a listing of the key features of the card and the system requirements are just the reverse side of the box:
One of the interesting features of the back of the registration of the box, I would note card machine translation equipment. The phrase “part of the cell” makes involuntary smile, and read to himself with a distinct accent.
What an outer shell of the box there is the upper part of the box leans back, opening the way to direct the video card and the supply of components, which are further closed the top two layers of cardboard:
Fixing card inside the box is not the best, but the box itself has a sufficient mechanical strength in order to keep the card in transit. In addition to direct graphics adapter, supplied presence of a small booklet, and a CD with driver / software. No additional “bonus” in the scope of delivery is not, the manufacturer relies on price positioning.
In comparison with the recently tested versions of MSI and Inno3D, sizes Manli GeForce GTX 1060 Gallardo look compact:
In my opinion, about this size and should be plain GTX 1060, without excessive inflation dimensions. Just not to the detriment of efficiency.
Despite the fact that the card is made in a compact size, the manufacturer has not stinted equip it with additional pressure plate, which undoubtedly can be attributed to the pluses of the test card. I am glad no warranty seals on screws, enabling easy to disassemble graphics adapter.
Port selection on the interface panel is identical to the reference design cards, the three port DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b, and one DL-DVI-D. I note that despite the presence of five video outputs, total card makes it possible to connect only up to four displays.
After removal of the primary cooling system (which is attached by six screws on the back side of the card), Manli GeForce GTX 1060 Gallardo is as follows:
In comparison with many other cards series GTX 1060 graphics adapter from Manli looks neat, there is no inflation of any size on a “bigger, so abruptly.” There is the impression of the product perfection, because something is forever in power converters, GPU and memory are no unsoldered elements.
No additional fasteners in the pressure plate is not, after unscrewing the six screws fastening the cooling system cards with the pressure plate on the principle of “sandwich», backplate simply removed.
One of the interesting points can be noted that on the reverse side of the board moved the memory controller of the power converter, and the chip is responsible for the monitoring of energy consumption graphics.
Used GPU – GP106.
Judging from the labeling graphics processing was performed at the 28th week, that is, in July.
6 GB of video memory is assembled using six chips Samsung K4G80325FB-HC25:
According to reviews, the data memory chips have different good potential for overclocking.
GPU power converter four-phase, single-phase memory power converter:
At each phase of power, as in the graphic processor power converter and the power converter memory used by two transistors and one UBIQ QM3058M6 transistor UBIQ QM3054M6.
As the PWM controller in the transmitter power of the GPU is used vosmifazny uP9511 production uPI Semiconductor:
As the PWM controller in the transmitter memory power used is located on the reverse side of the card a two-phase production uP1666 uPI Semiconductor:
Realization of power consumption and control monitoring card looks standard, and repeatedly met on maps NVidia previous generations.
For monitoring card responds located at the 8-pin power connector shunt connected to the chip Ti INA3221:
Methods hardware bypass this sort of protection existed in the times of video cards GTX 680/780.
The cooling system is a single card design.
Against the background of the previously tested competitors in the cooling system looks simple. radiator design uncomplicated, this massive base, from which come the rare and thick edges. Additionally, the heat transfer is carried out using two heatpipes.
Interestingly, despite the overall integrity of the structure, the area of the power converter is a kind of “in itself”, most likely in the dissipation of heat from the GPU, this area of the radiator takes very mediocre part, and vice versa, heated GPU heat power converter is unlikely.
Though the structure of the cooler clear and without unnecessary manipulation, it was decided to remove the frame from the fans, in order to get a better understanding of the size of the radiator.
Frame mountings are located along the top and bottom edges of the cooler:
The amount used for fastening small screws six.
As you can see on the picture, the radiator is very thin, and taking into account the location of rare radiator fins – can be noted in the general area of low orebleniya. Yes, such a system should not be much to lose in efficiency while reducing air flow (due to ventilation by lighter), but peak performance of this design may have questions.
The very frame with a folding fan, and consists of two parts:
In my opinion, used for the radiator (in terms of total area / design complexity) manufacturer overly bothered appearance and materials used. The cooling system is trying to seem expensive, being really cheap.
Used fans – Everflow T128015SH, impeller diameter – 75 mm.
Everything else I will add that the manufacturer has not stinted on the fact that equip the cooling system of illumination, and two-color:
Switching threshold illumination color – 1500 rev / min, or mode of 47-48%. In a computer with a window on the side wall should look beautiful.
To begin with, it was decided to check the cooling system will show itself in the factory mode, without user intervention.
Without load the video card is in energy saving mode, and at lower voltages. In contrast to the recently tested MSI graphics cards and the Inno3D, graphics card fans Manli idle did not stop, cooler operation in simple – 40% / 1291 rev / min.
Of course, more expensive competitors unpleasant factor after the test, but the map in this mode the fan is virtually inaudible (we must remember that it is 75mm impeller, instead of 95mm as the MSI and the Inno3D card).
Of course, the temperature is extremely low, which is not surprising for almost no heat graphics, working with active cooling.
The next test, without changing any settings, and starting to overclock the card, several passes Unigine Heaven, with the measurement temperature after each:
After the third iteration of the test card temperature has stabilized and is no longer growing. In contrast to the recently tested “big” cards, Manli GeForce GTX 1060 Gallardo noted the generally hotter temper, which was expected even at first glance at the “insides” of the cooling system. And if the temperature mode power converter and memory chips is quite comfortable, the GPU temperature too big. In addition, I note that regular thermal interface showed no difference in GPU temperature compared with the Prolimatech PK-1, which has been applied after the parse map.
With regard to the operation of the cooling system under load, it automatically adjusts the fan speed put at 63%, which corresponds to the tachometer revolutions 2050-2060, for 75mm impeller is noisy. Of course, not to the “blood of the ears,” but on the background of a quiet computer video card is clearly audible. Recording a voice recorder, which is located in a couple of centimeters from the impeller at 63%.
Comparable with the MSI card and Inno3D card emits noise during operation of the cooler area of approximately 50%, which corresponds to the tachometer turnover at the level of 1600. Recording a voice recorder, which is located in a couple of centimeters from the impeller at 50%.
Since we are talking about the border of comfort noise, it was interesting to check if the video card to cope with the work of the cooling system in this mode, and a temperature mode at the same time will be. Total measurement results:
Temperatures have grown, however, critical levels, in my opinion, they are still not exceeded.
The maximum speed of the impeller to spin mode to about 3200 r / min, and stay close to the video card cooler with this mode of operation is already unpleasant. Here is the corresponding record from the recorder at 100%.
There are no “spurious” overtones when the fans not only hear the sound of air passing through the radiator. As for the sound emitted by the graphics card itself without the involvement of the fans, it’s a small squeak chokes present.
Against the background of the work of the cooler, the overall sound is lost, and bring discomfort should not. Further overclocking the card is only possible with an increase in fan speed, and therefore the possible increase throttles sound there to hear.
Well, in the mode with the maximum fan speed obtained figures that are close to the Inno3D card work in a regular, almost silent mode.
Before you begin overclocking, conduct measurement of the GPU voltage.
The voltage of the GPU power is slightly too big, but in general, the indications are in a reasonable range.
Unlike previous generations of cards, overclocking the NVidia cards today, at least not to the extreme, extremely simplified. The card itself controls the voltage and frequency of the GPU, focusing on the power consumption and temperature. The bottom only an opportunity to move the sliders, and retrieve a result of acceleration. Powerlimit Map Manli GeForce GTX 1060 Gallardo is limited to 116%, which is a good figure, and in the case of a successful instance allows to hope for good overclocking results.
So, with regards to operating frequency, and acceleration results achieved. The fully normal mode without touching any settings, the frequency of the GPU when the test passes was 1873 MHz.
After installing Powerlimit in value of 116%, and in the cooler mode 100%, with a gradual increase in the frequency overclocking result became a figure 190 MHz, a further increase in frequency leads to crash test followed by departure driver. According to the monitoring, the frequency of graphic processor under load this overclocking was 2076 MHz.
As for memory, the GPU overclocking and maximum fan speed, maximum stable frequency became 702 MHz mode, that is, the memory frequency is 9410 MHz. The intermediate overclocking result:
Since the graphics card in a cooler mode is very noisy, and the majority of users in this mode, it will not be used, was an attempt to disperse “quiet” mode map with fixed cooler at around 50% (cooler defaults shumnovaty).
In terms of overclocking the GPU had to revert to the mode of 168 MHz, which, coupled with increased temperature regime led to the frequency of graphic processor under load fall to a value of 2012 MHz. Up to the mark of 632 MHz fell stable memory overclock, ie, the final memory frequency was 9272 MHz. The final result of acceleration:
Total result has been prepared 2012/9272 MHz, however, the graphics card temperature mode can be described by the phrase “on the brink”, for permanent and long-term use of such a regime may affect the share.
On receipt of the final result, it was decided not to stop halfway, and to understand whether it is possible to achieve the graphics card with an acceptable noise level, and at the same time without frightening the GPU temperature. As it is impossible by the way, there is useful material from the personal pages devoted to “andervoltingu» GTX 1060. Needs to set the record was not aimed to achieve this standing mode the graphics card, where the GPU temperature will exceed 70 degrees, with a turnover of 50% cooler. Total, gradually moving the sliders, turned out such a schedule:
According to the set value, the GPU voltage under load should amount to 0.925, but how can you believe these figures? Measurement results:
Of course, according to the measurements of the multimeter, voltage level does not look so impressive, but nevertheless, the final goal is achieved, 70 degrees at 50% speed fan:
As seen in the screenshot above, the final stable rate amounted to 1924/9316 MHz. The result of measuring the performance with several subsided, but still remained higher than it was in completely normally. Total amount received in cooler, quieter, and more powerful graphics card than the factory.
According to the results of tests model Manli GeForce GTX 1060 Gallardo left a very contradictory impression. On the one hand, it looks exactly as it should look good GeForce GTX 1060: a compact, densely collected card no longer empty spaces on the PCB without any power unsoldered elements, so even with the pressure plate.
But all the spoils low efficiency of the cooling system, which is either noisy or does not provide a comfortable temperature for the GPU. As a result, even a relatively good graphics card with good copy of the GPU and memory are not forced to work at its maximum.
Among other interesting findings are not relevant to the review specifically taken the model, we can note the successful experiments on the voltage / frequency ratio curve management. Deep tuning allows you to achieve a good ratio of consumer qualities not even the best graphics cards.