GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Effective Memory Clock
Expansion Slot Width
120 mm Radiator + 1 Fan
1 PCIe 8-pin + 1 PCIe 6-pin
- 17 points
- 27 months ago
from completed build Lopan
For the price I expected much better fit and finish. Out of the box I noticed a few ugly little details about the card:
1) A few of the radiator fins were slightly bent. Easily fixed with a pair of tweezers.
2) Both stickers, on both fans were off-center.
3) The plastic housing on the card itself had a screw that just didn't quite hold it tight. I could jiggle the card in my hand and it would rattle slightly. Fortunately it doesn't make any noise once installed.
These are obviously nitpicks, I just expected a lot more attention to detail for an $800 flagship card like this.
That said, the performance is excellent.
- 16 points
- 9 months ago
from completed build Lucky Dragon
Mind you, I bought the Sea Hawk EK X version of this card, which isn't an AIO, but a proper water block. They don't list it on the EKWB configurator, but the PCB is the same as the MSI Gaming and Gaming X cards, therefore the TF6 blocks also fit. Indeed, the pre-applied block is a TF6 block, they're visually identical, aside from the MSI dragon (and transparent acrylic). Yes, this does mean I ended up buying two GPU blocks, which really didn't save me the money I thought it would. Still, a very capable card.
- 10 points
- 4 months ago
from completed build Meshify C Daily
The new RX series is a little bit of a joke imo (I'm sorry, of course there are use cases but for gaming it was a let down). I couldn't justify spending $1600-2200AUD on a 2080ti for 20-30%+ performance over a 1080ti which had retailed for $1000AUD the previous 18 months. I could of spent $1300 on a RX2080 but didn't want NVIDIA to get my money for 1080ti performance and less memory. I decided to instead try buy two 1080tis second hand for SLI at $650 each (the cost of a single new RX2080 lol).
I purchased this card second hand for $800AUD in August 2019 and I absolutely love it. I had dreamt about owning one of these when they were new and retailed for $1300AUD and out of budget, so I didn't mind spending a bit more than budgeted for it, especially for the water cooling and condition I got it in. The overclocking is great (to 2200mhz, run daily at 1900mhz) and the temps are insanely good. I can't hear the blower fan either which is nice.
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (@3.8GHz)
- GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- AMD Threadripper 1950X
- GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- Intel Core i7-8086K
- GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (x2)