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EVGA releases GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite with 12Ghz memory

By Greg S ยท 7 replies
Sep 22, 2017
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  1. In an effort to remain near the top for gaming graphics, EVGA has come out with a new GTX 1080 Ti utilizing 11GB GDDR5X memory clocked at 12Ghz. This bump in memory clock pushes the card to have more memory bandwidth than an RX Vega 64 equipped with the significantly more expensive HBM2 memory.

    With the higher memory clock, memory bandwidth increases to 528.3GB/s. This surpasses EVGA's own 'Kingpin' special edition graphics card, designed for extreme overclocking, in raw bandwidth but falls slightly short in core clock speeds. The FTW3 Elite has a 1569Mhz base clock and 1683Mhz boost clock compared to the 1582Mhz base and 1695Mhz boost clocks found on the Kingpin edition.

    The FTW3 Elite comes with EVGA's iCX technology including nine additional temperature sensors, airflow chambers, and a custom backplate. Full control of all extra features found on the card is performed using EVGA Precision XOC software.

    Similar to other EVGA cards, the FTW3 Elite fits in a 2 slot width and will not interfere with other PCIe slots that are more than a slot width away making it easy to put two of them in SLI, an important fact for extreme performance enthusiasts.

    Full specs and details on the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite can be found on its product page. No official pricing was given, but a suggested price of $849.99 can currently be seen on EVGA's website. Existing EVGA Elite members may receive a discount to order the new card at $819.99 after an instant rebate.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,677   +3,702

    Nice, but at more than $800 I'd rather wait for a proper 4K single card solution next summer.
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,461   +3,180

    From what I've heard here, the Pascal architecture is still going to used for the next gen cards so you may find yourself sticking around for a bit longer than next summer. Naturally that can change at anytime but by next summer, you should know.
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,677   +3,702

    Based on the GTX 1080 and 1080ti single-card performance scores at 4K, I wouldn't be surprised if the next iteration of Pascal is capable of hitting "true" 4K benchmark numbers. I'm after something that can consistently maintain 100fps at 3440x1440 with max settings. The 1080ti is close to that (based off of existing 4K numbers), so even a 20% increase in performance would suffice.

    In any event, I can wait as long as necessary (unless my 1070 catches fire....it's one of those ACX 2.0 cards).
     
  5. Comanche

    Comanche TS Enthusiast Posts: 32   +14

    This is a never ending cycle, the standard was 1080p and still is according to steam, I think playing in 2k is more than enough
     
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,461   +3,180

    Well in any event, I hope they retain the Pascal architecture, tweak & refine it further and possibly tack on HBM for the next gen. They can introduce Volta after that. The Pascal cards are still more than a match for AMD's current architecture. Personally I don't think a 1070 Ti is fantasy, I think it will be released and the 1080 will quietly quietly disappear from the line up.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2017
  7. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,861   +1,064

    Nvidia has zero reason to release Volta until they know AMD is going to drop Navi. AMD doesn't have anything for some time that's going to be able to beat the 1080 Ti or their performance per watt.
     
  8. Footlong

    Footlong TS Enthusiast Posts: 63   +24

    I think this card alone is worth my entire system (monitor not included).
     

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