Best 1080 Ti for Gaming

Best 1080 Ti for Gaming – For now, we’re going to briefly go over our picks for top GTX 1080 Ti, after which we’ll dive into the nitty gritty of how the 1080 TI’s will perform, how they compare to the RTX 2080, and which one will be best for your needs.

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1.GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

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The beastly Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB we will be showing you here. The Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB is the first, fully-custom, factory-overclocked (and ready to rock) GTX 1080 Ti to hit the lab, and we’ve just finished putting it through its paces.

Gigabyte has tweaked and modified virtually every part of the GTX 1080 Ti with this product. The Aorus card’s cooler, PCB, display outputs, and just about everything in between, differ from NVIDIA’s Founder’s Edition. Take a look at the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB’s specs below, and then we’ll take a tour of this behemoth so you can see just what we mean. And then strap yourselves in and hide your credit cards before checking out the benchmarks…this thing’s a screamer..

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2.MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

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MSI doesn’t aim for the absolute highest overclocked frequencies possible, even if the software-selectable ~330W power target makes room for aggressive tuning. It’s our job, then, to figure out how well the substantial cooler copes (or doesn’t cope) with GP102’s excess heat.

Compared to MSI’s GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X (without the Ti), this card is quite a bit heavier. We’re not surprised, though. In our Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card Roundup, we found problems with the way MSI cooled its voltage converters and memory modules. So it’s only natural that the company made improvements between then and now.

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3.EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

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The biggest difference between EVGA’s SC2 card and the Founder’s Edition (FE) is the cooling apparatus and the resulting clock speeds. First off, the SC2 has what EVGA calls iCX technology, which is the result of the company fixing an issue it had on its previous generation of cards.

The TLDR version of this situation is EVGA’s previous GPUs had inadequate cooling on its VRM modules, and that lead the company to come up with iCX, which is an array of temperature sensors all over the card instead of just the usual single temperature sensor. EVGA’s iCX has 10 sensors total to monitor the GPU, the back of the GPU, the power controllers, and the memory modules.

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4.ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 TI

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Since the actual performance of any third-party card depends on the GPU Boost frequency it can sustain, and thus on cooling, power limits, and processor quality, any review that relies on bar charts is little more than a snapshot of a single specimen.

That’s why we’re putting our emphasis on the actual implementation of each model. To that end, a lot of equipment goes into thoroughly documenting a graphics card’s behaviors. If you’d like a peek at what goes into such an evaluation, check out our Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Review. It makes for a good baseline on which Asus builds.

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5.ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

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Since the actual performance of any third-party card depends on the GPU Boost frequency it can sustain, and thus on cooling, power limits, and processor quality, any review that relies on bar charts is little more than a snapshot of a single specimen.

That’s why we’re putting our emphasis on the actual implementation of each model. To that end, a lot of equipment goes into thoroughly documenting a graphics card’s behaviors. If you’d like a peek at what goes into such an evaluation, check out our Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Review. It makes for a good baseline on which Zotac builds.

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WRAP UP

Best 1080 Ti for Gaming – The GTX 1080 Ti is one of the most powerful GPUs on the market, and one of the most popular too, despite the recent release of the RTX 2080, RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 cards. It was also our top Nvidia pick for the best GPUs of 2019. There’s… actually a very good reason for this, but we’re going to save that discussion for later in the article.

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