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.
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming Temperatures:
The EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra fans don’t spin at idle, so the idle temperature was higher than normal at 51C. After playing PUBG for over an hour at 1440P we found that the temperatures topped out at 65C with the fans spinning at 1500 RPM. Noise levels were more than acceptable and this GPU cooler shouldn’t be heard from a couple feet away over your other case fans in a PC with good airflow even while gaming.
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 Rainbow Six Siege at 1440P and recorded the peak power number while the in-game benchmark was running. This is done to ensure the results are repeatable.
Power Consumption Results: The EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra uses less power at idle than the 2080 FE since no fans are spinning, but does use slightly more while gaming due to the higher Turing GPU clock speeds.