Jacked-Up: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX Cooling

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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

Despite its higher clocks and the inclusion of an additional cooling fan, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX cooling consumed only slightly more power than the stock GeForce GTX 780.

This temperature chart is basically pointless because the GTX 780 with GPU Boost 2.0 will ramp up to its target temperature and stay there under load, but the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX cooling did offer a nice and low idle temperature.

More importantly, the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC with ACX cooling is extremely quiet. At no point did the cooler on this card ramp up to speeds that we'd consider remotely noisy. EVGA's ACX cooler is excellent in terms of its acoustic properties.

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