MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ARMOR Review

Published: 4th May 2017, 19:25 GMT

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.

Review Contents
Page 1Overview MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ARMOR OC
Page 2A closer look MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ARMOR OC
Page 3Testing platform & methodology
Page 4GAME Battlefield 1
Page 5GAME Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Page 6GAME The Division
Page 7GAME Doom
Page 8GAME HITMAN
Page 9GAME Metro: Last Light
Page 10GAME Rise of the Tomb Raider
Page 11GAME Sniper Elite 4
Page 12GAME The Witcher 3
Page 13OVERCLOCKING MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ARMOR OC
Page 14BENCHMARKS 3DMark Fire Strike ● Time Spy ● VRMark ● Unigine Superposition
Page 15THERMAL EXAMINATION GPU Temperature ● FLIR Photos
Page 16STABILITY Core Clock ● GPU Usage ● Memory Usage ● Power Consumption
Page 17Conclusion