Temperatures were measured after 5 minutes of load under three scenario: Furmark, Unigine Heaven and desktop idle in sequential order with 2 minutes of downtime in between each test. GPU-Z was used to record the maximum temperature, fan profiles on GPUs were left to their default behaviour.
Delta temperatures are presented below to account for small fluctuations in room temperature, but for all the testing present in this graph the temperature ranged from 21.6 to 23.1 degrees Celsius.
Temperatures are superb, matching the Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Ti, albeit doing so with more noise. There’s plenty of thermal headroom to be had and we found that even overclocking this card to the max and increasing the power limit only increased temperatures a further 2 degrees Celsius.
Particularly fussy gamers could easily utilise some of that “spare” thermal capacity up to the Nvidia throttle temperature (84 degrees Celsius) to create a custom fan profile that’s slightly quieter.
Heat dissipation is a strong point and that applies to the PCB components too. The multitude of thermal pads for the VRM and PCB components are very effective – hotspot temperatures measured on the backplate were less than 70 degrees Celsius.