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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING Review, Unleash The Beast!!! (11G-P4-6696-KR)

Final Thoughts

When it comes to the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING iCX 3.0 there’s little not to like, Dual BIOS, ICX Cooling solution, 10 + 2 phase power, massively powerful, eye candy galore and knowing you can play any game out there at max settings. We love the level of monitoring that ICX gives us and the protective fuse doesn’t hurt our feelings. The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING iCX 3.0 dominated every benchmark and while we haven’t had hands on the Titan XP we’ve seen that in some cases the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 ICX beats it, others where the Titan XP barely beats the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 in some tests. Now the 11GB of GDDR5X is a little strange and the Titan XP gets 12GB of GDDR5X but that extra 1GB isn’t enough to justify the massive Titan XP price. Considering the price difference between the two video cards it’s a no brainer buying the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3. Sure you can yank the $1500 (Amazon) out of your pocket for Titan XP bragging rights and get a slightly better (on paper) graphics card or you can enjoy just about the same performance with the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 for $779. The Titan XP will probably drop to around $1200 – $1300 but even at that price the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 makes more sense.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 blasted through 1440p and decimated 4K resolution in gaming, The thermal properties of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 were outstanding and noise levels were more than acceptable. EVGA’s 3-year warranty gives assurance that you will enjoy your 1080 Ti for years to come and they offer an extended warranty program. They also offer a step up program so you can trade in your current generation card to a more powerful card. EVGA has that by gamers for gamers attitude and it’s not just lip service they walk the walk. If you are looking for a top of the line GTX 1080Ti with a luxury feel and plenty of eye candy look no further the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming is sure to awe and impress!

All we can say is after 20 years of reviewing we are extremely impressed. Ten + 2 Phase, dual BIOS, Fuse Protection, 9 thermal sensors and RGB chucked in for good measure.

 

ProsCons
  • 4K Gaming Ready
  • iCX Cooling
  • 9 Sensors
  • 11 GB GDDR5X
  • 12 Billion Transistors On A 471 mm² Die
  • 16nm FinFet Process
  • Overclocking Ease
  • RGB
  • Straight Heat Pipes
  • VR Ready
  • Dual BIOS
  • 10 + 2 Phase Power
  • Affordability

 

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7 comments

  1. Those results are pointless. Nothing to compare them with. Why there are no other 1080ti in the graphs? Why there’s no titan cards?
    Compare it with other 1080ti and titans and than we can have come common ground to check if that FTW3 is worth buying or not.

  2. ….Or you know, you could thank them for reviewing the card (thanks BTW) and compare this review to the million other reviews of the other 1080ti’s. Or you can whine and sound like some entitled infant. Or you could simply make a suggestion without coming across as a complete douche.

  3. I’m considering upgrading from the GTX 1080 FTW, so this review is exactly what I was hoping to see. Thanks for your work!

  4. Hello,

    Thanks for your review!

    What are these numbers? Is it max, average FPS? What were exactly your GTA settings (you just write very high / AA 4x)? Did you activated and maxed all the options (Long shadows / High resolution shadows …) in the Advanced Graphics menu? Did you use the benchmark included in the game?

    I’m asking all these questions because after reading your review I decided to buy this GPU and I’m far from your results (i7 4770k @4.2ghz / MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING / Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3 @1866Mhz / EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2).

    Thanks again and have a nice day.

    • What results are you getting?

      On my system (7700K @ 5GHZ / FTW3 / Z270 GAMING M7 / G.SKILL RIPJAWS V 3000MHZ / SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD) I get an average of 99 – 120 @ 1440p with the following settings.

      In the GRAPHICS section, *everything* is maxed except for:
      FXAA, set to ON.
      MSAA, set to 4X.
      TXAA, set to OFF.
      Grass, set to HIGH.

      In the ADVANCED GRAPHICS section, everything is set to ON except for:
      Frame Scaling, set to OFF.
      Extended Distance Scaling, set to 40%.
      Extended Shadows Distance, set to 40%.

      In grassy areas the FPS drops, as you might expect, considerably to around 65 FPS.

  5. I just installed this card and my screen is doing the flashing issue and yes I installed the latest drivers. Any suggestions?

  6. Try moving the card one slot down on the motherboard. Sometimes the backplate touches a ram bank clip and can cause flashing.

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