MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X OC 11 GB Review – The Thunderous GeForce Gaming Graphics Card
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning XJune 2017
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X Thermal Tests
No graphic card review is complete without evaluating its temperatures and thermal load. The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning X is fitted with the most advanced version of the Tri Frozr cooling design. The latest Tri Frozr cooler features a massive heatsink with multiple heatpipes which extend beyond the aluminum fin based design that lead towards the incredibly dense heatsink block. The card comes with PWM cooling and an anti-bending plate that keeps the card sturdy and durable in the most harshest environments inside your PC.
The Patented Torx fan 2.0 design and Zero Frozr technology featured on this card make sure that it delivers the best cooling performance and best acoustics while operating. The Lightning X runs at a steady 60C with the overclock profile and around 66C when overclocked which is surprising. It does look like that the triple fan solution and the large heatsink does provide better cooling potential.
Note – We tested load with Kombuster which is known as ‘Power viruses’ and can permanently damage hardware. Use such software at your own risk!