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EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra 11 GB

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The RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra is EVGA's flagship RTX 2080 Ti. It comes with a large triple-slot triple-fan cooler that delivers amazing temperatures. Power limits have also been increased, and the VRM is stronger than ever with 16-phases for the GPU and three phases for the GDDR6 memory.

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Basically $100 buys you nothing on top of the (already ridiculously expensive) 2080Ti XC Ultra.
 
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$1350 for a single GPU? Holy crap.

In all honesty, I think I spent about that much for my entire computer build that I'm currently using.....let me price it out quick:
SSD: Free - had $95 in Amazon gift cards
PSU: ~$95
GPU: ~$650
CPU/MB/RAM: ~$545
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Total = $1370 (and this was over the course of about 8-10 months for buying parts as money became available)

To those that have the money to spend on these cards......congratulations? I guess I'm not really sure if I should be impressed or disgusted.....then again, it's not my money so it doesn't really bother me either way.

While the performance jump over the Maxwell series is very impressive, I don't see the high prices being a worthwhile investment for anyone using Pascal. If prices stay like this in any future hardware releases, I don't know if I'll ever be upgrading or building a new PC in the future. I like to buy a new GPU that's twice the performance of my current and that would be the 2080 - but spending $800+ isn't an option. Dropping $650 was really pushing it when I got my 980Ti. Maybe another generation or two out I can find a mid ranged card that's not horribly overpriced that'll dish out twice the performance of my 980Ti.....
 

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Basically $100 buys you nothing on top of the (already ridiculously expensive) 2080Ti XC Ultra.
Off the top of my head: higher power limit, more VRM, case fan header, RGB header, dual BIOS, much bigger cooler
 
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on page 1 should be 352-bit, instead listed as 256.

37% more bandwidth and 61% (the golden ratio 1,61) better performance compared to NonRef 2070 $500.
 
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Off the top of my head: higher power limit, more VRM, case fan header, RGB header, dual BIOS, much bigger cooler
Off the top of your review: all that yields exactly the same performance :D
Dual BIOS is probably boon to whoever dares to go there though.
 
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What settings in Unigine Heaven OC result ?
 

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What settings in Unigine Heaven OC result ?
A customized subset of the normal run, nothing you can reproduce. The % difference should be very similar on your setup though.
 
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Stop review 2080Ti , nobody care about this crap for 1% people
Don't you worry about that. I'm sure the editors are capable of noticing when a review doesn't draw enough clicks.

And yes, I know these are priced ridiculously and all that. But at the end of the day, they're still faster than the cards before them and I want to know by how much.
 

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Stop review 2080Ti , nobody care about this crap for 1% people
No worries, I got more reviews I'm working on: ASUS 2070 STRIX OC, ZOTAC 2070 AMP Edition, ZOTAC 2080 AMP Extreme, Palit 2070 JetStream

Maybe even a RX 590 at some point
 
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Really looking forward to the 590 review, especially if you can OC it for us and show us a few extra games than normal, 1080p only, like on 144hz monitor, lets face it... won't be 1440p worthy. but it prob will be the 1080p king for bang for buck, especially since most peoples monitors at that rez will have freesync already

Keep up the good work W1zzard!
 
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What is your experience using EVGA’s X1 OC scanner? I find it quite buggy.
 
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What is your experience using EVGA’s X1 OC scanner? I find it quite buggy.
I have read on OCN and other sites similar reports, that MSI Afterburner manual OC is still most stable route to go.
 
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The OC scanner works fine across the 5 cards I have tested so far. It gives a GENERAL idea of where the core craps out. So far, using the OC Scanner yielded stable results in my experiences with it with little meat left on the bone. Do tell though what you mean by 'buggy'... hard to say anything without details. ;)

I manually overclock or adjust as needed with it as well. I do not have any issues with OC Scanner or MSI AB when overclocking. Though MSI AB doesn't really support these cards so the functionality is pretty limited to power limit, core and memory overclocking (read: no voltage adjustment, one fan spins, etc). I would call MSI AB more buggy (read: lack of support), personally...unless there is another version out in the last week or two?

show us a few extra games than normal
Really? Like the dozen and change isn't enough???????????????!!!
 
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Really? Like the dozen and change isn't enough???????????????!!!
LOL oh man I am sorry, I was thinking o Guru3D's overclocking review section of cards, got the websites confused. It's been a long day of grind, sorry lol

TPU as always king in reviews. I have a bad habit of checking multiple sites though to compare results, and yes I am aware it is a waste of time.
 
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LOL oh man I am sorry, I was thinking o Guru3D's overclocking review section of cards, got the websites confused. It's been a long day of grind, sorry lol

TPU as always king in reviews. I have a bad habit of checking multiple sites though to compare results, and yes I am aware it is a waste of time.
It's not a waste of time, one should always compare results between different reviews to get whole picture of the product. So you have good habit not a bad one ;)
 

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I am just curious is it something wrong why the msi rtx 2080 ti duke have lower power limit have more coreclock overclock than the msi rtx 2080 ti x trio in term of max coreclock
 

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Their card have the exact same frequency when overclocked than a regular founders edition, so the exact same performance, yet they sell them 150$ more than a FE.

Plus the FE fan of the 2080ti is already a good model which makes the custom EVGA fan less efficient than compared to the previous gen FE coolers.

So by your point of view 150$ for no increased performance is worth an "editor's choice award"? I find your lack of objectivity... Disturbing.
 

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Their card have the exact same frequency when overclocked than a regular founders edition, so the exact same performance, yet they sell them 150$ more than a FE.

Plus the FE fan of the 2080ti is already a good model which makes the custom EVGA fan less efficient than compared to the previous gen FE coolers.

So by your point of view 150$ for no increased performance is worth an "editor's choice award"? I find your lack of objectivity... Disturbing.
Actually the cooling is improving though. Jayztwocent tested it out, the temp on GPU on Oc is lower which give a bit of extra headroom. But still i don't understand how the asus strix and msi duke 2080ti version OC coreclock is higher than the Msi 2080ti x trio when they have lower power head room. Misleading information here.
 
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Actually the cooling is improving though. Jayztwocent tested it out, the temp on GPU on Oc is lower which give a bit of extra headroom. But still i don't understand how the asus strix and msi duke 2080ti version OC coreclock is higher than the Msi 2080ti x trio when they have lower power head room. Misleading information here.
Same reason why one CPU, say 8600k, overclocks better than another 8600k.

You can throw more voltage into one and she just won't overclock as well as the other. I've had multiple GPUs (same manufacturer, same model card with the exact same BIOS on both) and one would overclock well, the other wouldn't.
 

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Actually the cooling is improving though. Jayztwocent tested it out, the temp on GPU on Oc is lower which give a bit of extra headroom. But still i don't understand how the asus strix and msi duke 2080ti version OC coreclock is higher than the Msi 2080ti x trio when they have lower power head room. Misleading information here.
Silicon lottery, it's the biggest factor these days. I test every card the exact same way
 
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