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 were a marked improvement over the Founders Edition shaving off nearly 10 degrees Celsius at best, 7 degrees Celsius at worst. However, these temperatures were the worst of all non-reference GTX 1080 Tis on test reflecting the cards slimmed down heat sink assembly.
Users should note I test inside a PC Chassis (Corsair 400Q) and all non-GPU fans spin very slowly to isolate GPU noise and cooling performance. As such these results do tend towards a “worst case” scenario for cooling but all graphics cards on test receive the same treatment so results are comparable.
Hotspot results for the PNY card were very good and we didn’t witness any significant spikes other than the top facing heat pipes which heated up exactly as they should.
Once we factored overclocking into the equation temperatures came within a degree or two of the throttling point of 84 degrees Celsius under heavy and prolonged load scenarios.