EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling Review

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Power Consumption, Noise, Temps

Before bringing this article to a close, we'd like to cover a few final data points--namely, power consumption, temperatures, and noise. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored acoustics and tracked how much power our test system was consuming using a power meter. Our goal was to give you an idea of how much power each configuration used while idling and also while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the graphics cards alone.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

As you'd expect, considering the card has dual fans and is clocked higher than reference models, the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC w/ ACX had somewhat higher power consumption than the reference GeForce GTX 770. But we're only talking a few watts here.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC w/ ACX's temperatures, however, were clearly better than the reference card. In fact, the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC w/ ACX never even approached its GPU Boost 2.0 temperature target under normal conditions.

We should also point out that the ACX cooler is very quiet. Even when running under load, over extended periods, the fans never spun up to a point we'd consider noisy. In fact, the card wasn't really audible over the CPU and PSU fans in our test system.

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