We’ll switch things up and open with the power and temperature behavior of the graphics card first. We use Final Fantasy XV Benchmark to simulate a gaming workload but for those looking extreme loads, we do put our cards through Kombustor on first installation for stress testing to check for stability. For our reviews though, we use Final Fantasy XV to simulate a true gaming scenario. Power draw is captured inline via PCAT or Powenetics so no other components affects readings. Readings are taken from the average 15 min idle readings for both load and idle. Ambient temperature is kept at 28*C.
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Let’s take a look at clock behavior versus temperature:
Sorry about the music. Homelander just won’t stop cursing in the background.
ASUS GPU Tweak II
GPU Tweak II remains unchanged but this is the current version but I’m including it here for those that may ask for the software. All the previous tools work on the RTX 3080 and monitoring also works.