Inno3D iChill X3 GeForce GTX 1080 Review (8GB GDDR5X)

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Inno3D Chill GeForce GTX 1080 X3 with 8GB GDDR5X vram. It features a pre-overclocked GPU running at 1759MHz and it’s cooled by their impressive iChill X3 cooling solution using 3 fans with scythe blades, which they call PDCS (Power Direct Cooling System). It also comes with GPU load indicators – Red for Full Gear Gaming, Green for Lower Power Gaming and Blue for Low Power Application.

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By now, you should already be familiar with the GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards and all its features. If you’re new to this, here’s a re-cap.

The GeForce GTX 1080 uses the advanced 16nm FinFET process and Nvidia’s new Pascal architecture. It features a massive 2560 CUDA cores, 8GB of GDDR5X video memory and a 256-bit memory bus, the GTX 1080 is aimed at the hardcore and high-end enthusiast gaming market. The GPU runs at an impressive 1607MHz with a boost clock of 1733MHz, while memory clock operates at a blistering 10 Gbps! More at Nvidia’s website.

 

Here’s a quick comparison of the GeForce GTX 10 series from Nvidia (default clock speeds)…

  GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX 980
Architecture Pascal Pascal Pascal Maxwell
CUDA Cores 2560 1920 1280 2048
Frame Buffer 8GB GDDR5 / GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5
Base Clock Speed 1607 MHz
1506 MHz
1506 MHz
1126 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1733 MHz 1683 MHz
1708 MHz
1216 MHz
Memory Speed 10Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 7Gbps
Memory Bus 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 256-bit
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes No

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Here’s a little blurb taken from Inno3D’s website …

Cutting-Edge Multimedia PC Hard ware Products

InnoVISION Multimedia Limited is a pioneering developer and manufacturer of a diverse range of cutting-edge multimedia PC hardware products established in 1998 Hong Kong. Our manufacturing operations have been set up since 1990 in Shenzhen, China. In this short period of time we focus on manufacturing OEM/ODM products as well as contracting out extensive production and research facilities to specialist companies. We have accomplished international recognition by PC’s top reviewers as becoming an outstanding success and one of the most fast growing companies in Asia.

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Our Company’s Objective

Our company’s objective is to deliver the ultimate multimedia experience to the masses of PC users and multimedia professionals at an affordable cost. InnoVISION was then created to build brand awareness for the continuously growing product range in order to meet the fast growing market. InnoVISION’s product scope comprises the successful Inno3D brand – a comprehensive variety of 3D graphic board accelerators and multimedia components and devices.

 

The Inno3D iChill series comes with a pre-overclocked GPU running at 1759MHz (default is 1607MHz), with a boost clock of 1898MHz (default is 1733MHz). These pre-overclock speeds aren’t the highest I’ve seen, but should give us some speed improvements over your standard GeForce GTX 1080.

 

We’ll be comparing the Inno3D iChill x3 GeForce GTX 1080 with the GeForce GTX 1080 and  GeForce GTX 1070 cards from Zotac. We will include benchmark scores from 3DMark Time Spy (DX12), Fire Strike and 3DMark 11 (both DX11), as well as DOOM (Vulcan) and others.

Let’s dive straight in and start by looking at the specifications of Inno3D iChill x3 GeForce GTX 1080 in our next page.

 

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