MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review: more is better?

The longest GTX 1080 Ti up until this point – but is it also the best one?

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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.

In this test it becomes clear that the triple-fan cooler certainly has an added value: with comparable noise levels the Gaming X Trio manages to keep the GPU four degrees Celsius cooler. 


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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 1544 MHz, 11264 MB

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