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    GTX 1080 Strix runs hot and loud

    I got two 1080's in SLI, the Strix Non-OC versions that come with standard factory clocks.

    One of the cards runs cool at around 63-67C but can't reach 2Ghz no matter what, which is too bad but expected I guess.

    The other one however basically runs as hot as I will let it, it overclocks past 2Ghz but in order to keep it below 83C I have to run the fans at 90% which is too noisy for my taste. It doesn't seem like a problem with heat transfer to the heatsink, since the air blowing out from that card feels significantly hotter.
    In SLI benchmarks and games I get between 1.6-1.7Ghz with both cards slowing down because one hits 83C.

    Did I just get a lemon or is there a legitimate complaint here? The OC edition cards haven't shipped in any numbers in my region yet so I chose to go with the 10$ cheaper ones, getting a 10% performance hit because of that choice seems a bit harsh to me.

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    These cards are so hard to get at this time that you may not find any users with a similar setup to comment on this issue, first I would say congrats that you got one card much less two
    You may need better airflow in your case to extract the heat as this type of cards expels the heat into your case rather than out like a FE edition, that is just to hot , remove your case side panel or add additional case fans or return one card if you can
    You could also replace the TIM on the cards but if they have the little sticker on the heatsink screw you may void the warranty

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    When running a SLI especially overclocked ones, airflow is very important indeed.

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    I have run both cards in single and SLI configurations, and one simply runs much hotter than the other. I also noticed an hour ago that the other, less noisy and cooler card has a broken Displayport connector. Such exceptional quality control by Asus, I'm thoroughly impressed...

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    Have you tried swapping the cards and using the secondary as the primary? This behavior and specifically the heat load may just be related to unbalanced utilization. It's pretty normal for SLI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    Have you tried swapping the cards and using the secondary as the primary? This behavior and specifically the heat load may just be related to unbalanced utilization. It's pretty normal for SLI.
    The hotter card was the first one I bought, and on its own it still ran very hot. Same when I swapped the card and used it as secondary.

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    How long have cards bought
    Another way is to contact the dealer who sells?
    Try to swap new

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    try running your computer with the side panel off and a desk fan pointing right into your case, do the temps improve significantly?

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    Temps are not affected by airflow, one card is simply 15-20 degrees celsius hotter than the other. I've sent a support ticket to Asus, will see how they respond.

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    I Just returned the card i got, Temp raised from Idle 30 degree to 93 degree in 3Dmark test, and that was with fan running 3300 RPM "Jet Engine Noice"

    I returned it to the store i bought it, and they will run test themself before replace it.

    But im pretty sure that ASUS dos not intend that it should run 93 degree ?




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