PNY GeForce GTX 1080 Ti XLR8 OC Gaming review: small, long and sober

GP102 with more form than function


Cooling efficiency

If you want to configure your own fan profile, it is important to know how efficient the cooler is. You obviously want as much cooling as possible with low noise levels. To test this we measure with what fan profile the card is as close to 40 dB(A) as possible. After that we run 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme for 10 minutes and measure the maximum temperature of the card. For this we turn the temperature limit off, because this could affect the test results.

This is only an indication, meant to make it easier to compare the graphics cards. We run the tests on a test bench, meaning that the card could be cooler than when it is in a regular case. Based on this you should not expect to have the same results in terms of noise levels and cooling.

The cooler of the XLR8 OC is less efficient than the coolers of a lot of other 1080 Tis. The three 90 mm-fans of the XLR8 OC are not capable of keeping the GPU colder at 40 dB(A) than, for example, the Inno3D Gaming OC with two fans. Adding to that, a lot of other custom 1080 Tis also have a slightly higher clockspeed than the XLR8 OC, which results in those cards having to deal with even more heat production. 

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PNY GeForce GTX 1080 Ti XLR8 OC Gaming 11GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 1531 MHz, 11264 MB

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