The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 is so beefy and ankle deep in geeky goodness that just holding one in your hand is an amazing feeling. EVGA really went the distance on this one, ICX cooling, Dual BIOS, 11GB of GDDR5X, RGB, GPU / Memory / PWM Thermal Status Indicator LEDs and backed with an EVGA 3 Year warranty. The core on this beast runs at (Base) 1569MHz and Boost clock of 1683 MHz and packs a whopping 3584 Cuda Cores as opposed to the might GTX 1080 which has 2560 Cuda Cores. That’s a 1024 more thumping cores than the GTX 1080 and we’ve yet to hear anyone complain about the GTX 1080 so the 3584 Cuda cores in the GTX 1080 Ti should make you intoxicated happy!
EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming looks nice and sports a slender profile, but it's no toy. It isn't a lightweight piece of hardware either, weighing in at 1348 grams.
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming's gross length is 30.2cm from the slot bracket's outer edge to the shroud's back, making it longer than the Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G we reviewed recently. A 14cm height is taller, too. Fortunately, it's a 3.5cm thickness measurement that matters for fitting this card into two expansion slots, rather than three. Do remember the backplate, though: it requires an extra 0.5cm of clearance on the other side, which could affect enthusiasts with large CPU coolers.
Heightened power limits means that EVGA adds in two eight-pin connectors, catering for those that want to push higher on the voltage. You'll know that the entire GeForce logo lights up nicely when the card is operational, though the iCX technology adds a further three LEDs that denote the temperature status of GPU, memory and VRMs. Of course, this being a 2017 card, the card's lighting is fully RGB.
There's a full-width plate between the PCB and heatsink on the top side, and that's also the case on the back. A larger PCB means there is more dissipation area all around. As usual, a couple of SLI fingers enable multi-GPU running if your wallet is deep enough.
Let’s just get really geeky here, the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING has:
- GP 102-350 Core
- 3584 Cuda Cores
- 224 TMU’s
- 88 ROPs
- 11GB GDDR5X
- 352 Bit-Bus
Which adds up to one seriously butt-kicking graphics card that can handle max eye candy at 4k resolutions and simply sneers at 1440p.
A side-on shot shows the true scale of the card and robust cooling. What is more difficult to see is a tiny switch that flits between the two BIOSes on this card - SC Gaming only has one. The point is to enable enthusiasts to tinker with the main BIOS whilst having a fallback just in case matters go awry. As it stands out of the box, the second BIOS, known as Slave, does away with the zero-RPM fan mode when the GPU is idling and has a more aggressive fan-speed profile in general.
It is reasonable to expect a fully-custom card with an oversized PCB to offer higher frequencies than a standard card. However, this card is only very marginally faster than the SC2 Gaming in terms of pure specification, offering only 13MHz more base/boost speed, at 1,569/1,683MHz core. Memory speed is kept at a standard 11Gbps. The hope is that in-game performance is higher due to the enhanced TDP and robust cooling. We'll find out if that's true in the benchmark section.
- 1569 MHz - Boostable to 1683 MHz
- 3584 CUDA Cores
- Pascal Architecture
- 11GB of GDDR5X VRAM
- 11 Gbps Memory Speed
- 352-Bit Memory Interface
- DisplayPort 1.4 | HDMI 2.0b | DVI-D DL
- 7680 x 4320 Max Digital Resolution
- iCX Cooler with Back Plate
- GeForce GTX VR Ready
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