MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ARMOR Review

Published: 4th May 2017, 19:25 GMT | Comments

Thermal Imaging

The back of the PCB heats up to 88 C, which is not really that surprising considering this is a 250W TDP card. I wouldn’t touch it though.

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 41.7 C24.4 C30.9 C70.1 C28.3 C40.7 C
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 50.6 C35.5 C45.5 C88.4 C28.3 C64.8 C
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46.8 C26.1 C33.9 C76.0 C28.6 C44.6 C
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GPU Temperature

The only way to keep this card below 70C under load is by setting 100% fan speed, but since that’s more than 2400 RPM, it is simply not recommended unless you don’t mind a small jet engine in your case.

Fan Speed

Even our custom fan profile wasn’t enough to keep this card from reaching 70C. It only gave us a 1C drop.

Cool Down

It takes around 40 seconds for ARMOR 2X cooler to reach idle temperature. Then the fan stops and the temperature rises again.




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