The gaming performance on a graphics card is the most important factor in buying a card, but you also need to be concerned about the noise, temperature and power consumption numbers.
NVIDIA Titan Xp Collector’s Edition Temperatures:
The NVIDIA Titan Xp graphics card has a blower style fan that always runs, so we were seeing 33C at idle and 84C at load while gaming for an extended period of time. The fan was spinning at 23% (1100RPM) at idle and got up to 53% (2600RPM) at load. Noise levels were acceptable and it shouldn’t be heard too much inside a case with multiple case fans and likely a water cooler running.
For testing power consumption, we took our test system and plugged it into a Kill-A-Watt power meter. For idle numbers, we allowed the system to idle on the desktop for 15 minutes and took the reading. For load numbers we ran Battlefield 1 at 1920 x 1080 and recorded the peak power number while gaming a particular level that we test on each card. Our idle numbers are high, but keep in mind that we are using a workstation motherboard that has two 10GbE ports and other high-power draw controllers on it.
Power Consumption Results: The NVIDIA Titan Xp is rated at 250 Watts for graphics card power, so it shouldn’t be a big shock to see it at the upper half of our chart. At idle we were getting 162 Watts at the wall on the entire system and then at load we topped out at 466 Watts. This chart shows load at 1080P, but 4K loads on this card were actually higher and put the system up to around 482 Watts of power draw at the wall.