240W Under Load
NVIDIA made a very impressive stance with its single 8-pin PCIe power connector on the GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, and GIGABYTE has replicated it with its GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming graphics card. The single 8-pin PCIe power connector on the GTX 1080 G1 Gaming is more than enough power for the card to excel in all resolutions, and even has some great overclocking headroom.
As you can see, the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming together with my Core i7-5960X test bed uses 240W of power - just 10W more than NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition.
Temperature & Noise
So far, all of the custom GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards have been virtually silent under load - and the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming doesn't deviate from that whatsoever. The triple-fan cooling system is enough to keep the card cool, with our sample hitting 69C maximum under 100% load after 30-45 minutes of activity.
Even when I was overclocking the GPU past 2GHz, it wasn't making any additional noise from the fans ramping up. I could manually increase the fan speed using GIGABYTE's overclocking utility, Xtreme Utility, but that was the only way I could get more noise from the fans. It's great, as the GTX 1080 G1 Gaming didn't need any additional fan speed increase to handle the additional load from the overclocking.
The 69C temperature is a great spot, as it means GIGABYTE has done a great job with the cooling system on the GTX 1080 G1 Gaming card. You won't have to worry about all-night gaming or benchmarking sessions; that's for sure.
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United States: The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming retails for $780 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming retails for £737 at Amazon UK.
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