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MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus 11 Gbps 8 GB

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The MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus is built around the updated GTX 1080 NVIDIA announced recently. It comes with faster 11 Gbps memory chips and a decent GPU overclock, which results in a significant performance improvement. The cooler is also extremely quiet and runs very cool.

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Waiting for those who bashed the 570/580 power consumption increase to show up ... and it will probably happen with 1060 11 Gbps too ... :roll:
 
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Excited to see the 1060 now.
 
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Hmm the gpu on this thing is market as gp104-410-A1 when it was gp104-400-A1 on original gtx1080, minor tweaks on memory controller part maybe or just differentiation markings. Great review as always.:respect:

Waiting for those who bashed the 570/580 power consumption increase to show up ... and it will probably happen with 1060 11 Gbps too ... :roll:
Well yeah you should compare it to msi gtx 1080 gaming card, but still it's 20W. Probably all of it does not come from faster memory chips though, maximum boost clock seems to be higher on this one(1974 MHz vs 1873 MHz). It's the same with RX 580 power consumption numbers, those should be compared to same AIB:s same kind of RX 480, not the reference.
 
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Waiting for those who bashed the 570/580 power consumption increase to show up ... and it will probably happen with 1060 11 Gbps too ... :roll:
Two different worlds really. Take a look at the OC Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ review and you will see that it still uses a little more watts than this card for a lot less performance. Also, that Nitro+ was a $255 card. People buying in on a budget are going to take power draw into consideration with the Nitro+. People being able to afford $570 on a card......not as much.
 
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They bashed something that is very bashable. Even with its incresed power consumption, this is still RX 580 levels. This is an overclocked GTX 1080, mind you.

That is not the point
. If someone bitched how worse the RX500 series are because of the increased power consumption, he should also bitch about this cards power consumption. Else, he is just a hypocrite ...
 
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I would love to see a comparison of this card with the original gaming X to see how much performance the faster memory adds.. And I wonder if one can SLI this card with the original.
 
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I would love to see a comparison of this card with the original gaming X to see how much performance the faster memory adds.. And I wonder if one can SLI this card with the original.
Almost nothing b/c the vanilla 1080 mem OC isn't far off. It's a pointless "refresh". Nvidia just has to get their name in the news before Vega release.

Oh, and milk another hundo from fools.
 
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In terms of efficiency AMD is no where to be seen. At the same time if I had the money I would go for the Ti, moar SP is always good.

Are we gonna get a TitanXp review any time soon?
 
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It's good to see the shoe on the other foot after all the Fermi hate, now we know AMD suck at power consumption and efficiency too.

We all hate hypocrites after all.
 
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It's good to see the shoe on the other foot after all the Fermi hate, now we know AMD suck at power consumption and efficiency too.

We all hate hypocrites after all.
People truly did give that GPU hell on tech forums

 
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That is not the point. If someone bitched how worse the RX500 series are because of the increased power consumption, he should also bitch about this cards power consumption. Else, he is just a hypocrite ...
Settle down there.

Lets look at performance increase, perf/ watt DECREASE, and perf/$ decrease at their target resolution from TPU:

1.) Stock RX 480 vs Nitro 580 at 1440p: 10%, 23%, 10%
2.) Stock 1080 vs Gaming+ 1080 at 4k: 12%, 17%, 5%

Both have WORSE perf./watt and per/$, but the GTX 1080 less so. Also, it gets love for not being called the GTX 1180 :p
 
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Page 4 error? Picture shows GP104 and GP102 is mentioned?

"NVIDIA's GP102 graphics processor is the company's second-largest chip using the Pascal architecture. It is produced on a 16 nm process at TSMC, Taiwan, with a transistor count of 12 billion and a die size of 471 mm²."
 
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11Gbps Plus vs "non Plus" equivalent - NO performance gains!? ... I mean that should be the main point in conclusion and here in discussion (instead of unrelated RX series powerdraw)
 
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11Gbps Plus vs "non Plus" equivalent - NO performance gains!? ... I mean that should be the main point in conclusion and here in discussion (instead of unrelated RX series powerdraw)
you thought there would be real performance increases ? o_O

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Page 4 error? Picture shows GP104 and GP102 is mentioned?

"NVIDIA's GP102 graphics processor is the company's second-largest chip using the Pascal architecture. It is produced on a 16 nm process at TSMC, Taiwan, with a transistor count of 12 billion and a die size of 471 mm²."
Fixed, thanks!
 

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That is not the point. If someone bitched how worse the RX500 series are because of the increased power consumption, he should also bitch about this cards power consumption. Else, he is just a hypocrite ...
You've missed a tiny detail: this one right here is not sold as GTX 2080. (That and the 580 still offers a lot less FPS/W)
But yes, when it burns through all that power you'd have to think twice before buying it. Hopefully other manufacturers will do a better job keeping the power in place.

On the other hand, while this review is ok, it fails to address the one question that needed addressing: how much does the faster memory help?
 
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I am more interested in the GTX 1060. The 8 gb/s version saw MONSTER https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_1060_Gaming_X/27.html performance gains when the memory was pushed to 9.5 gb/s. If the new version can push the memory to 10 gb/s and beyond, it will leave the RX 580 behind. Nvidia always had GPUs that were 1 or 2 levels above what AMD offers, but now it might be 5: Titan XP, 1080ti, 1080, 1070, 1060 9 GB/s, RX580. (Titan X seems obsolete after the release of the 1080ti, so I don't really count that)
 
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