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strix 3080 watercooled high hot spot degrees

Level 7

TLDR; Is ~100 degrees celsius too hot for hot spot on 3080?

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (liquid cooled on ekwb)
Asus Prime X570-P
Asus RTX 3080 GA102 (liquid cooled on ekwb)
4 x Corsair DDR4 8 GB
1x360mm rad (exhaust, top)
1x240mm rad (intake, side)
1x120mm fan (exhaust, back)
Case is Hyte Y60

My readings in the games I play, is around 100 degrees celcius on the hot spot.
vMemory readings is typically 75-80 degrees celsius.
GPU core readings around 60-70 degrees celsius.

I typically play Destiny 2 or BDO on ultra settings, 2560p, though running in 1080p doesn't do much of a difference.

I suspect this is bad for the card in the long run, but I might be wrong, as this is my first custom loop build.

When it was stock fan cooler, the fps count was lower but the temps was 79degrees max (GPU core, didn't read hot spots).


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Check with EKWB if they've supplied the correct memory pads. You might want to attempt to remount the cooler. My 4090 TUF took me 3 or 4 attempts before I achieved reasonable hot spot temps. Currently tops out around 75c (Core temp 45-55c). Water temp around 30-35c.

13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

Level 10

well 100ºC hotspot its near the limit when thermal trhottling start to avoid higher temp, its usually at 105-110ºC depending on brands.

So its not a direct harm for the graphic card, but definitly not good eather to run it like this for long temr if you want to keep the card long enough