MSI GTX 1080 Ti Seahawk X running too hot?

I have a feeling something might be wrong with my card as it reaches a maximum temperature of around 75C in a closed cased (Define Nano S).

I previously had the GTX 1080 Seahawk and remember the max temp being around 50C under full load.

There are no reviews of this card yet to compare my thermals but maybe if someone else has this card I could get a better idea of where I stand.

It doesn't make much sense that a card with a 50W or so higher TDP would reach a temperature of 25C more. I will do an open case test to see if the airflow in my case is limiting the cooling potential but being cooled by an AIO cooler, most of the hot air should be exhausted directly out the case through the radiator and blower style fan.

Maybe I could re-paste the GPU in case my temps are too high which seems to be the case since air cooled cards achieve similar temps in a closed case scenario.
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  1. You're worrying too much, relax, 75C is fine.
    I believe the 1080Ti has a TDP of 250w vs 180w for the 1080, so it's going to be hotter. GPUs are fine until you get ~100C, so until you start seeing temperatures of 90+ you have nothing to worry about. And if it does get warmer than it currently is, you can always change the fan speed profile to cool it more aggressively.
    Reply to pete_101
  2. How's the rest of your case ventilation?
    Reply to SkyBill40
  3. So I tried the same test with the case open and/ or the top open and the card did not exceed 60 C.

    It is now clear that there is poor ventilation in the case so I will try to increase the fan speeds/ play around with the fan orientation or just leave the top open.
    Reply to drummerdimitri
  4. Add more case fans and let them run at non-max speeds.
    I do that too, i have fans in 4 positions of 5 running at 700-1000RPM and quiet af pc, only noisy asshole is the HDD.
    Reply to DavGam
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    I wouldn't worry unless temps regularly went into the 90's. In a closed case environment 75c is a normal GPU temperature. In fact my GTX 1080 ti gets 71c just in the short benchmark runs of 3dmark timespy.
    Reply to theonerm2
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