MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X OC 11 GB Review – Performance Flies On This Dragon Card

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Apr 11, 2017
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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X

March 2017
Type Graphics Card
Price $749.99 US

Introduction

Last year, NVIDIA introduced to the world, their latest and greatest GPU architecture, codenamed Pascal. The new Pascal GPU powered everything from enterprise level supercomputer chips to blazing fast GTX 10 series graphics cards. Utilizing the 16nm FinFET architecture, NVIDIA unleashed a new generation of graphics cards that delivered the highest clock speeds on any consumer GPU to date, the fastest graphics processing capabilities and a wide range of memory technologies that were supported by these chips like HBM2 and GDDR5X.

A year has gone by since NVIDIA launched the fastest consumer graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080, but NVIDIA is not stopping there. This year, NVIDIA has introduced a new flagship product, one that will offer even higher performance than the GeForce GTX 1080. Meet the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, a juggernaut GPU that is in a class of its own. Today, I’ll be testing the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X variant and would like to thank MSI for arranging this sample for our review.

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Meet GeForce 10 Series – Now Featuring The Behemoth GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

With Pascal, NVIDIA launched a new generation of GeForce cards, the GeForce 10 series. The GeForce 10 series comprises of Pascal based GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1060, GTX 1050 and now the GTX 1080 Ti. All cards feature the same Pascal DNA and aim at the entire top-to-bottom segment of the gaming market.

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NVIDIA also launched the Titan X (Pascal) last year and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has a lot of resemblance to that card, except the latter comes at a lower price and features a better tuned core design for increased gaming performance.

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TiNVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics CoreGP107GP107GP106GP104GP106GP104GP104GP102GP102GP102
Process Node14nm FinFET14nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Die Size132mm2132mm2200mm2314mm2200mm2314mm2314mm2471mm2471mm2471mm2
Transistors3.3 Billion3.3 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12 Billion12 Billion12 Billion
CUDA Cores640 CUDA Cores768 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1354 MHz1290 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz1480 MHz1480 MHz
Boost Clock1455 MHz1392 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1708 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1530 MHz1583 MHz1582
FP32 Compute1.8 TFLOPs2.1 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs11 TFLOPs11.5 TFLOPs12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM2 GB GDDR54 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR53 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X11 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed7 Gbps7 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps9 Gbps8 Gbps11 Gbps10 Gbps11 Gbps11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth112 GB/s112 GB/s192 GB/s192 GB/s224 GB/s256 GB/s352 GB/s480 GB/s484 GB/s547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus128-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus192-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus352-bit bus384-bit bus
Power ConnectorNoneNoneSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP75W75W120W120W120W150W180W250W250W250W
Display Outputs1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
Launch DateOctober 2016October 2016September 2016TBD13th July 201610th June 201627th May 20162nd August 201610th March 20176th April 2017
Launch Price$109 US$139 US$199 US$199 US$249 US$349 US$499 US$1200 US$699 US$1200 US

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