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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G - A Totally Silent GTX 1080

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 15, 2016 2:31 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: MSI

Yet Another Power Efficient GeForce GTX 1080

 

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition did nothing but sip power, with our entire Core i7-5960X system consuming only 230W while under load. The GTX 1080 itself will use 180W, while the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G consumes up to 250W with its additional 6-pin PCIe power connector - but did we find the card using more power than the Founders Edition? We did, but not that much more.

 

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Temperature & Noise

 

This is the most impressive part of the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G, is its thermal and acoustic performance. The GTX 1080 Founders Edition could get quite hot, but the MSI card doesn't get anywhere near as hot - and it's completely and utterly silent under the strongest of loads. Our card was pushing 66C during extensive Heaven and Metro benchmarking, while not making a sound at all. The fans were spinning, but the card wasn't running hot enough that the Torx 2.0 fans had to spin up too much. Beyond impressive, MSI.

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