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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition 11 GB

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I was expecting a 9.9 or 10.0 review score :D

For me, the 1080 Ti FE seems like the perfect card, the cons in the article are nowhere near cons territory for me:
  • "Noisy in gaming": Should be still inaudible when in the case and I have headphones or speakers on. The blower design is a bigger pro for me - it expels hot air out of the case. +++
  • "Fans don't turn off in idle": It is still one of the quietest cards with I assume very low rpm - better stay cool.
  • "Costly": It is much cheaper than expected.
  • "Cooler runs into temperature limit": That is by design - 84 oC load temperature has been the norm recently (same for RX 480).

I wish I had a 1080 Ti over 1070 SLI, but I've been enjoying them for ~6 months now, so shouldn't really complain :)
 
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Wow. Thanks W1zzard!

Nearly 90% faster than my 980Ti on 4K. Now it's just a matter of opportunity and offers :)

Edit: correct % thanks to tech-brothers that take maths seriously ;)
 
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In the review I would love to have seen a "Boost Clock vs Temperature over Time" graph at 100% fan speed and max TDP to gauge the performance of the FE cooler at overclocked boost clocks.
 
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Wow. Thanks W1zzard!

Nearly 50% faster than my 980Ti on 4K. Now it's just a matter of opportunity and offers :)
It's not just 50% faster it's 85% faster at 4k. 100/54 = 1.85. it has been explained many times but still people make this mistake. I guess gamers aren't good in math.
 
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Nothing weird at all. @W1zzard re-benches his cards so all the cards shown are having a performance decrease - could be some other component causing it. If he didn't retest, the results would be misleading.
i would like to know what is causing this decrease. 7.8 fps difference is a lot for this vga. Driver maybe?
 
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-Once more NVidia is making a power-statement about who dominates the GPU field.

( P.S. On the other hand, we witness the standard AMD policy which is not to release any GPU unless they hype them before for about a year:rolleyes: , -or two-:p ,-or untill they bore us to death-:fear:!!! )
Dont worry, VEGA is totally coming out soon, GET HYPE!*

*within the next two years, and will be a 1070 competitor, or maybe a 1080 competitor in 5 years.
 
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That's the thing, we don't know what the allowable max power limit is. Pascal, thus far, hasn't allowed custom BIOS modding to open up the power limit for those who want to push under water cooling.
You wont see TI go higher than Titan X Pascal anyway.

FE 1080 did about the same as Evga/Asus Top cards anyway.
Pascal just hit a wall.
 
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First world problem: Battlefield 1 still doesn't support SLI and since that is the game I mostly play at 4k I just might make the jump from the regular 1080. Thanks Dice you freaking a-holes
 
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Don't forget to add a +10% / +15% performance boost to these numbers once the aftermarket models arrive.
So we are talking about a +15% increase in performance over the Titan XP with half the price. I can't imagine what more you could expect from a company that has no competition (performance-wise) for more than a year now. (*and also compare that with Intel's "performance-stagnation" in CPU sector due to remaining unchallenged for far too long )
Yesss Im not saying this card was bad or else... I mean nothing new, I hope you get it..

As always Ti level supposed to be like this..
 

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Great review as always. Question though, will you be updating to a different game when it comes to the overclocking results, BF3 seems a little outdated now although it's still showing results?
For me BF3 is till the best program for testing OC and OC performance. It's very repeatable, hangs nicely and GPU can recover when OC'd, puts out good load. I can launch into the test map from command line.

something is weird imo:

game: ANNO 2205
vga benchmarked: titan xp 12gb
I think I changed some things around for that benchmark 2 or 3 rebenches ago. Like test scene/duration etc.
 

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You wont see TI go higher than Titan X Pascal anyway.

FE 1080 did about the same as Evga/Asus Top cards anyway.
Pascal just hit a wall.
Custom cards may boost somewhat better in closed rigs, keeping in mind that nearly every benchmark is performed in open rigs. Cooler cards also means longer lifespan.
 

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3 Db quieter than 980 ti while using 20 more watts. As expected, the removal of the dvi port was the best thing to happen to blower coolers. Next generation with lower power draw (GTX 1170) should get pretty satisfactory performance numbers.
 
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Nice, 4K60 is now closer than ever
from linus review
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btw great review from linus :respect:
That minimum framerate from 7700K is downright ugly, I guess that's why Intel made it able to run at 5GHz
 

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I like the blower design because it puts less load on the case ventilation.

HOWEVER, I am amazed that at this price level NVidia does so poorly with the metal strip holding the air exit vent, video connectors etc. It looks like a 1980 product. The ribs forming the vent are simply stamped flat metal, with square edges. With so much air going past, these ribs would create much less noise if they were thin, rounded elements e.g. a wire mesh. Besides that, the grille could be more open - it only needs to prevent a finger going in, and even then you couldn't reach the fan blades.

Not an airflow engineer but it seems clear that for almost no extra cost NVidia could have done much better on this metric. If they can design a 12 billion transistor chip, why can't they design a metal grille? If I did buy one of these I'd want to nurg out the whole area and just leave a big hole. That should improve airflow as well, and reduce what throttling there is.
 

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from linus review


btw great review from linus :respect:
Did not expect the 7700K to start being bottlenecked already. I knew it was coming eventually, but already? 1 game only, for now, but that should increase with time. This is why more cores are definitely a plus, regardless of them being Intel or AMD.


Nice, 4K60 is now closer than ever


That minimum framerate from 7700K is downright ugly, I guess that's why Intel made it able to run at 5GHz
I'm wondering if there were a few drops to those values or if it ran around those (minimum FPS) on a constant basis, as in, whenever it dropped in FPS, it dropped to around those: it's 2 completely different scenarios and would paint a different picture, depending on which of them was the case.
 

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I see this as us finally entering into the 4K territory for single card setups. Its been advertised for quite some time, but performance was never quite there across the board.
 

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I sincerely hope Vega turns out to be within "spitting distance" of this card: doesn't matter if better or worse, but it MUST be within that distance.

If so, then there will be price wars, eventually, which all os us consumers will be glad for.
 
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I sincerely hope Vega turns out to be within "spitting distance" of this card: doesn't matter if better or worse, but it MUST be within that distance.

If so, then there will be price wars, eventually, which all os us consumers will be glad for.
Nvidia is worried if you haven't noticed. New card 100 less than expected, price drop on 1080 and advertising a dx12 driver. This is not normal nvidia behavior.
 

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Nvidia is worried if you haven't noticed. New card 100 less than expected, price drop on 1080 and advertising a dx12 driver. This is not normal nvidia behavior.
Had not noticed this.
 
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Do we have anybody who wants to bet Navi and Ryzen pair up as well as a 1080Ti?

Also check out that better overall performance from Ryzen VS a 7700 that someone said would never be as fast.... It's fast where it counts apparently.
 
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What was the max allowed power target slider percentage? And is this based off the stock 220W limit?
It's not 220W, it's 250W
 
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