Temperature & Power Consumption Results
Despite using similar coolers, ASUS was the winner in the temperature department, reaching just 58 degrees, a full 3 degrees cooler than the reference design. Palit was found to be 1 degree cooler than the reference design at 60 degrees.
Power Consumption Results
Neither custom card required significantly more power than the reference design, with ASUS drawing slightly more power at load at 282 Watts, compared to 278 for Palit. This was just 2% higher than the reference design power consumption and correlates well with the expected performance improvement too.