Temperature and Throttling Test
As we all NVMe M.2 drives have a tendency to overheat and there for throttling the performance under heavy load. So we tested the drive continuously for 26 minutes with AIDA64 Linear Read test to simulate heavy load and check the performance over time and also monitor the temp. We are happy to see that the XPG GAMMIX S10 didn’t have any significant throttling issue due to overheating.
The idle temperature of the XPG GAMMIX S10 1TB before the starting the test is 41°C. The first 10min the drive didn’t show any significant temp change just a few degrees around 6°C. Around 15min temp reached 50°C and finally, in the end, the max team what we recorded was about 56°C, which not that hot if you compare it with XPG SX8000 which we review earlier. The SX8000 was got up to 67°C and shows significant throttling speeds. But ADATA has addressed this issue on XPG GAMMIX S10 with an improved heatsink design, and we agree entirely with their claim of 10°C cooler operating temp.