As some folks have mentioned, the card does tend to run hot out of the box and can thermal throttle at the DEFAULT settings, even with a well-ventilated case. Ive seen some criticism of the radiator design/fans allegedly not being sufficient for the card. A lot of this is based on confusion from the 1080Ti Armor edition reviews, which is a COMPLETELY different card (250TDP vs 180TDP – the 1080Ti draws more power, and therefore generates more heat). This same cooler was also used with the GTX 980Ti which does have a similar power/thermal footprint to the 1080Ti, so theoretically, criticism here may be overblown. All things considered, the GTX 1080 inherently runs cooler, so this cooler should technically be "overkill." In my experience, this cooling setup actually does a good job of with this GTX 1080 card and even offers overclocking headroom to spare if you’re into that kind of thing., Would expect a great card like an MSI 1080 to beable to handle streaming at very mediocre settings, the card is backed by an i7700k with 24gb of DDR3 ram with an MSI motherboard., Hello, so I saw this MSI GTX 1080 Armor post pricing at 619 dollar. Is it worth, I'm pretty sure it's cheap? I heard that there is no backplate and etc. Is.