Ninety-nine percent (99%) of users in the world have been defeated by you. This was the visual statement from the Monster Hunter Online benchmark that had just finished its first run. This statement would set the tone for what was about to take place in my office for many days of playing, benchmarking, testing and analyzing this absolutely stunning graphics card that arrived on my doorstep compliments of EVGA. As I was still trying to sift through all of my thoughts, excitement and emotions one thing was unmistakably clear; this graphics card is for real. Of course, I am talking about the fully loaded EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 11 GB graphics card.
To be quite frank, this graphics card left me awestruck at its shear brute force power as it chewed through our testing suite. That being stated, it was not just the relentless performance that captured my stargaze. You see, EVGA has also massively improved the cooling system for these new powerhouse graphics cards as well. The EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 11 GB graphics card really has it all, or does it? Read through our review to learn more as I take you on my journey with this graphics card.
Firstly, I would like to thank EVGA for providing the sample; without their support this review would not be possible!
EVGA has added some nice features to this card, which really makes it stand out from the rest of the competition. As with all GeForce GTX 1080 Ti(s), you will find 11GB of GDDR5X ram, along with a 352-bit memory bus of and bandwidth of up to 484 GB/s. And yes, this card does require a minimum recommended power supply of 600W.
Here’s a quick comparison of the GeForce GTX 10 series from Nvidia (default reference clock speeds).
|GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||GeForce GTX 1080||GeForce GTX 1070||GeForce GTX 1060|
|Frame Buffer||11GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5 / GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR5|
|Base Clock Speed||1480 MHz||1607 MHz
|Boost Clock Speed||1582 MHz||1733 MHz||1683 MHz
|Memory Speed||11Gbps||10Gbps||8 Gbps||8 Gbps|
For those who are not familiar with the EVGA brand, here’s a little snippet taken from their website.
EVGA is one of the top NVIDIA authorized partners in channel sales throughout North America. Based on the philosophy of intelligent innovation, market knowledge, and the real time operation, EVGA continues to identify the need in the market place and providing the solution to that need. By offering product differentiation, 24/7 tech service, a 90 day Step-Up program, and other customer focused programs, EVGA is a clear leader in all categories: etail, retail, distribution, and system builders. With headquarters in Brea, CA, EVGA’s global coverage includes EVGA GmbH in Munich, EVGA LATAM in Miami, and EVGA Hong Kong.
We are just getting started so flip on over to the next page to see the many features and specifications of this wondrous graphics card!