odd that a relatively low-resource-hungry game would make your card hotter than others.I got Elex a while back on a Steam sale, unfortunately that game makes my 1660 ti run really hot.
the core & memory clocks would be the same speeds and with similar % usage as with any other similar engine.
do you normally run much older games or those with very low graphical quality?
ASUS must've really improved on their TUF GPU design,It is one of the dreaded Asus Tuf Gaming models.
my RX 6700 XT runs very cool & quiet even with a moderate overclock.
maybe you need to create a more aggressive fan curve for your card
or redo system-wide cooling setup with more focus on the GPU.