Power, Temperature and Noise
The above numbers are system-wide and depict peak power consumption when gaming. It's interesting to note that the 1080 Ti Founders Edition starts off at around 300 watts but soon drops to 260 watts as the card begins to throttle. No such quirk with the Inno3D, as the system continues to chew through 350 watts for the duration of the test.
The ability to maintain higher frequencies comes courtesy of the three fans, two contact plates, five heatpipes and 140 aluminium fans. Inno3D's cooler is doing a good job and manages to keep temperature below 80ºC.
Inno3D's mighty meaty design is not only cooler than reference, it's quieter, too. Our review sample is practically silent when idle (retail models will be) and though the fans can be heard when gaming, they generate a smooth hum that's easy to live with.