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After seeing reviews and user comments it seems most of EVGA's dual fan coolers are nearing throttling temps of 80c, too close for my comfort. Are there any dual fan designs (i dislike 3 fan cards) that max in the low 70c range while also being fairly quiet? Has there been a roundup review of 1080 coolers yet?

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MSI's gaming X card is a dual fan but I've not heard anything about EVGA's ACX 3.0 cooler reaching temps like that.
A lot of reviews I've seen show the card reaching a max of 75c with the default fan curve so If it's reaching 80c then it's getting little to no airflow.
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US: MSI Gaming X
Europe: Palit GameRock/Jetstream and Gainward Phoenix.

All of these are very quiet and max out at around 70C if the case airflow is good.
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Originally Posted by Wovermars1996 View Post

MSI's gaming X card is a dual fan but I've not heard anything about EVGA's ACX 3.0 cooler reaching temps like that.
A lot of reviews I've seen show the card reaching a max of 75c with the default fan curve so If it's reaching 80c then it's getting little to no airflow.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3088145/components-graphics/evga-gtx-1080-ftw-review-the-most-powerful-graphics-card-in-the-world-made-better.html?page=8

Thats 77c, and 82c with an overclock.

Also from newegg reviews on this card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487246

"The temperatures are not that great, on average they sit around 75 - 80c"

"Thermal performance is weak. This particular card (ACX3.0 base) shoots up to 80° Celsius while running Valley Benchmark within 10 mins and heats my desk area"

I think im gonna stay away from EVGA this go round, these dual fan cards should be MAXING at 72c or so, they shouldnt even get close to 80c.

Ill be looking at the MSI, shame its red tho frown.gif
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any reason why you don't like tri fan setups?
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The test do not show what is ambient or if the case fans are running at max or low. Even GPU fan is not shown, as that will greatly affect cooling.
Without those detailed tests, you can varied results. Which in turn becomes useless, as your results will differ from your system.

Also the GTX1080 they are testing is the FTW edition, which is much higher OC.
Going by newegg reviews is also not good, as most do not even know what they are doing.
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any reason why you don't like tri fan setups?

They look weird in a case imo, plus its puts unneccesary strain on PCI slot. My EVGA SC 760 maxes at 72c and its only 10w lower TDP clearly these new EVGA designs are a step backwards from 2 gens ago.
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The test do not show what is ambient or if the case fans are running at max or low. Even GPU fan is not shown, as that will greatly affect cooling.
Without those detailed tests, you can varied results. Which in turn becomes useless, as your results will differ from your system.

Also the GTX1080 they are testing is the FTW edition, which is much higher OC.
Going by newegg reviews is also not good, as most do not even know what they are doing.

Do you have a review showing anything different?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotty99 View Post

They look weird in a case imo, plus its puts unneccesary strain on PCI slot. My EVGA SC 760 maxes at 72c and its only 10w lower TDP clearly these new EVGA designs are a step backwards from 2 gens ago.

understandable.

a lot of the newer tri designs are not that much more heavy these days. the gigabyte g1 and asus strix are very light, slim, and don't cause much sag. my strix 1080 has very little sag. none that i can tell.

http://i.imgur.com/BiQCwpN.jpg
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One more question, what brand of GPU does NOT stop the fans at idle. I like quiet systems, but stopping the fans entirely is overkill .....who wants 50c idle temps on a GPU?
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