You tried repasting the gpu die? There's not a single GPU i've repasted that didn't drop 5-20c, even the "high-end" cards I'd expect to have good paste. Would be nice to see how much of an improvement you see coupled with this mod
so it's been a while and i had some time left to re-paste the card with the current mods etc but the case has changed since then.
Thermal paste used was Gelid GC-Extreme, PC case has been changed to the Fractal Meshify C (link in my signature for the complete build).
i like to note a couple of things here before the results, before changing cases as you can see in the first post i used the Define S with 3x 140mm blowing air into the case, now in the Meshify C i have a front mounted radiator with 3x NF-F12's at 1000RPM. so keep in mind that we can even can get better temps without that front mounted radiator.
So on these results you will be seeing, i redid testing so do not compare these temps with the one in the original post!
Before is with the stock paste that ASUS puts on the card and After is with the Gelid Paste.
Like you can see in the graphs i also undervolted the card to 0.950 at 1900mhz, this is my daily setting.
Test used was Valley benchmark at ExtremeHD preset 1080P
Idle temps didn't really change but they also don't really matter imo.
Load we went from 60C down to 55C! that's a 5C drop so not to bad.
Score in the Valley benchmark went from 5988 to 6041,i know this isn't huge but it's something.
Thank you for all the views and replies on this post i didn't think it would get this out of hand!
this is most likely the last update/upgrade/mod i will do on this card and leave it be for a long time.
thank you for reading and hopefully this topic will help others out!