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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 - A Fast and Furious GTX 1080

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 6, 2016 11:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: EVGA

290W Under Full Load, 350W Overclocked

 

I wasn't expecting any huge shifts in power consumption numbers on EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 card, and I wasn't surprised with the results, either. The GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 card in our test bed had a total system power draw of around 290W, and while overclocked these numbers jumped to 350W.

 

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Not bad at all, but it's a little more than the 250W total system draw from NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, and even MSI's GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G.

 

 

40W more isn't too bad, as it's just over 10% - but the overclocked numbers are something you'll want to keep an eye on - especially if SLI was something you wanted to do. Two of these cards in SLI would have a total system draw of 700W+, so you're going to want a quality 850W or higher PSU with two in SLI.

 

 

Temperature & Noise

 

If there's something I love with these custom GeForce GTX 1080s, it's that they all perform so damn well, but the AIB partners have made the experience silent during load. EVGA has used its new ACX 3.0 cooler as its best asset on the GTX 1080 FTW GAMING 3.0 card, with it not only keeping the entire card nice and cool under heavy load but silent at the same time.

 

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Sure, you can ramp up the fans in the fan profile and push a higher manual RPM speed, but there's no need - as the standard OC profiles on the card have finely tuned communication with the ACX 3.0 cooler to keep it cool enough without needing manual intervention. Cooling a video card is something EVGA excels at, and that's very welcomed with the GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0.

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