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EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 11 GB Review

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Idle temperatures are excellent even with the fans turning off in idle. During gaming, the card also runs cooler than the reference design, which avoids clock throttling above 82°C. The card also runs cooler than most other custom designs which feature larger coolers, but in my opinion, EVGA was a bit too ambitious with temperatures, which results in relatively high fan noise compared to the competition.

GPU Temperature Comparison
IdleLoadGaming Noise
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC243°C69°C37 dBA
Palit GTX 1080 Ti GameRock Premium45°C75°C38 dBA
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Gaming46°C71°C33 dBA
MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X53°C72°C35 dBA
ASUS GTX 1080 Ti STRIX OC46°C69°C33 dBA
GTX 1080 Ti FE34°C84°C39 dBA
Titan X Pascal42°C84°C39 dBA
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
cooler design, and production variances. This table just serves to provide a list of
typical temperatures for similar cards as determined during TPU review.

Clock Profiles

Modern graphics cards have several clock profiles that are selected to balance power draw and performance requirements.

The following table lists the clock settings for important performance scenarios and the GPU voltage that is used in those states.

GPU Voltage
Desktop215 MHz101 MHz0.650 V
Multi-Monitor215 MHz101 MHz0.650 V
Blu-ray Playback608 MHz101 MHz0.650 V
3D Load1531 - 1924 MHz1376 MHz0.818 - 1.065 V
The card uses NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking mechanism, GPU Boost 3.0. It will dynamically adjust clock and voltage based on render load, temperature, and other factors.

For the graph below, we recorded all GPU clock and GPU voltage combinations of our 1920x1080 resolution benchmarking suite. The plotted points are transparent, which allows them to add up to indicate more often used values. A light color means the clock/voltage combination is rarely used and a dark color means it's active more often.

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