The tests were performed in a controlled air conditioned room with temperatures maintained at a constant 21c – a comfortable environment for the majority of people reading this. Idle temperatures were measured after sitting at the desktop for 30 minutes. Load measurements were acquired by playing Rise Of The Tomb Raider for 90 minutes and measuring the peak temperature. We also have included Furmark results, recording maximum temperatures throughout a 10 minute stress test. All fan settings were left on automatic.
The three fans only start to spin up with the Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1080 is placed under moderate or heavy load.
We install the graphics card into the system and measure temperatures on the back of the PCB with our Fluke Visual IR Thermometer/Infrared Thermal Camera. This is a real world running environment playing Rise Of The Tomb Raider for extended periods of time.
The image above shows the Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1080 backplate helps maintain cool operating temperatures across the PCB. When gaming, the core is running at 63c, and the maximum temperature on the back of the card is around 59c. Stellar results.