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Old 09-06-16, 11:55 AM
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MSI GTX1080 Gaming X Review



The newest model in the MSI Gaming range is the GTX 1080. With the Twin Frozr 6 cooler we put it to the test.


MSI GTX1080 Gaming X Review

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Old 09-06-16, 01:53 PM
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Old 09-06-16, 01:57 PM
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Nice Video Tom. I think I like this one better than the Strix which is a bit to long for my Caselabs X2M Case

BTW: On page three of the Review, I think the boilerplate for test rig needs to be changed to your current test rig.

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Old 09-06-16, 07:17 PM
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Hi Tom,

I bought myself the EVGA GTX 1080 Founders Edition because I installed a EK-waterblock and EK backplate on it. While the waterblock is working fantastically, with load temperatures of 41°C max and idle under 30°C, I find it impossible to get with my card and my system (4930k @ 4.5 GHz, DDR3-2333 MHz) anywhere near to the results you had in Unigine of either the Asus Strix or this MSI Gaming. Unfortunately I lack some of the other software to compare more results.

I'm a bit surprised, because I focused on the overclocking and got my card to 2125 MHz stable, and 1338 MHz on the memory.

While the 2125 MHz is the max stable clock, my card is still over the 2000 MHz mark as most games confirm. Unfortunately it seems to be a bit under the 2000 MHz mark in Unigine Valley 1.0 most of the time. However, this is still beyond the frequencies of the Strix and the MSI Gaming.

I managed to get on 4k 62.1 FPS (no AA) and 32.9 FPS (x8 MSAA) average, which is substantially slower than the 71 FPS that the Strix and MSI Gaming produced. This puts the Strix and the MSI Gaming ahead of my setup by 13 and 6% respectively. I find it hard to imagine that the CPU or something else is causing this, especially at 4k.

In 3DMark FireStrike Ultra, my water cooled card is performing like it should and is slightly ahead of the Strix and the MSI Gaming, but I can't figure out why in Unigine Valley it underperforms this much...

Any ideas?



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Yet another top review, I just wish MSI would do a carbon edition with no red accents and a bit of led so it's tasteful instead of tacky
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Yet another top review, I just wish MSI would do a carbon edition with no red accents and a bit of led so it's tasteful instead of tacky
MSI aka tacky design i don't even like the carbon that they have done to me that even looks tacky.
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I like it but yeah damned if you do - damned if you don't on those RGB's and lighting!

I quite like it and it would look great in a black/red scheme. I think there may be an RGB version coming out - there was a gaming x and a gaming z I believe.

The Z version will have full RGB and lighting on the backplate as well. Could that be what the power header was for?
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Hi Tom,

I bought myself the EVGA GTX 1080 Founders Edition because I installed a EK-waterblock and EK backplate on it. While the waterblock is working fantastically, with load temperatures of 41°C max and idle under 30°C, I find it impossible to get with my card and my system (4930k @ 4.5 GHz, DDR3-2333 MHz) anywhere near to the results you had in Unigine of either the Asus Strix or this MSI Gaming. Unfortunately I lack some of the other software to compare more results.

I'm a bit surprised, because I focused on the overclocking and got my card to 2125 MHz stable, and 1338 MHz on the memory.

While the 2125 MHz is the max stable clock, my card is still over the 2000 MHz mark as most games confirm. Unfortunately it seems to be a bit under the 2000 MHz mark in Unigine Valley 1.0 most of the time. However, this is still beyond the frequencies of the Strix and the MSI Gaming.

I managed to get on 4k 62.1 FPS (no AA) and 32.9 FPS (x8 MSAA) average, which is substantially slower than the 71 FPS that the Strix and MSI Gaming produced. This puts the Strix and the MSI Gaming ahead of my setup by 13 and 6% respectively. I find it hard to imagine that the CPU or something else is causing this, especially at 4k.

In 3DMark FireStrike Ultra, my water cooled card is performing like it should and is slightly ahead of the Strix and the MSI Gaming, but I can't figure out why in Unigine Valley it underperforms this much...

Any ideas?



The review is brilliant as always
Different programs exhibit varaying types and amounts of load on the GPU.

Could be something else entirely though. Is the driver version the same?
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Different programs exhibit varaying types and amounts of load on the GPU.

Could be something else entirely though. Is the driver version the same?
I do use a bit newer drivers. 368.25 for TTL vs. 368.39 for me.
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I downgraded to the same driver, but my FPS count didn't change. I just can't get past 64 FPS average in Valley 4k no AA...
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