EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 review

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EVGA offers a dual-slot dual fan solution, extra plating cools all key components of the graphics card including VRAM and MOSFET zones, to ensure a stable overclock operation and longer life. The GPU empowering the product is called the GP104-400 GPU, which is Pascal architecture based. It has 2,560 CUDA Cores, while texture filtering is performed by 160 texture units. The reference/founder cards have a base clock frequency of 1,607 MHz, this card is set to run a 1759 MHz base clock. The reality is that this factory tweaked and cooled card hovers at the ~1.95 GHz marker on the boost frequency pretty much all the time. Due to the massive cooling the many Nvidia limiters hardly kick in. 




The GeForce GTX 1080 display engine is capable of supporting the latest high resolution displays, including 4K and 5K screens. And with HDMI 2.0 support, the GeForce GTX 1080 can be used by gamers who want to game on the newest state-of-the-art big screen TVs. Again this is triple slots, thus you'll need some room on your motherboard.


The card has a 180 Watt rated TDP, 75-150 Watts is delivered though the PCIe slot, then 2x 150 Watts through the 8-pin PEG (PCI Express graphics) power connectors. So yes, you'd have spare for a nice overclock power wise, unfortunately the Nvidia power limiters will prevent you from passing a 120% power design. E.g. with a 180 Watt TDP x 120% you are looking at a max ~216 Watt board power allowance.


It is nice to see that there are vents on the front-side for the card to be able to exhaust warm air. With thermal imaging we'll check out if that actually is working, or not.

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