Go Back   OC3D Forums > [OC3D] General Forums > OC3D Reviews & Videos
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 07-05-17, 07:02 PM
tinytomlogan's Avatar
tinytomlogan tinytomlogan is offline
The Guvnor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TTL Towers
Posts: 20,065
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 iCX Review



Following some well reported issues with their GTX 1080 EVGA have returned to the fray with probably the most robust GTX 1080 Ti you're likely to find.

EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 iCX Review

__________________
If you recommend a product LINK THE REVIEW


Get along or run along. Your choice
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-05-17, 12:57 AM
Excalabur50's Avatar
Excalabur50 Excalabur50 is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 5,434
Nice review Tom and I have to say the more I see that cooler the more it grows on me as I really didn't like it at first, and really good of EVGA to sort any possible issues with these cards and as you said they really deserve Kudos for the way they handled everything.
__________________
DRAGON'S MIST
NZXT Phantom 630 White=Intel 5930K=MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon=32gig 3000Mhz Dominator Platinums= MSI GTX980Ti Gaming 6G=NZXT Kraken X62=Asus ROG Swift=Corsair K95 RGB=Corsair Force LS 960GB=Cougar 700M=Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB=Corsair AX1200i=White Sennheiser Game One=CableMod RGB LED=Pioneer BDR-209D=Windows 10 Pro=Creative Soundblaster ZXR=Thrustmaster T16000M HOTAS
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-05-17, 01:10 AM
jimma47's Avatar
jimma47 jimma47 is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Hobart, Australia
Posts: 1,656
Quote:
Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
Nice review Tom and I have to say the more I see that cooler the more it grows on me as I really didn't like it at first, and really good of EVGA to sort any possible issues with these cards and as you said they really deserve Kudos for the way they handled everything.
Same. I wasn't sure at first it looked like a 3D printed cast for a broken arm. Now I quite like it - especially the plain black version.
__________________
Rig Gallery - Krusty III

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-05-17, 01:17 AM
S_I_N's Avatar
S_I_N S_I_N is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 4,478
i HAVE THE gtx1080 ftw2 icx and I'm loving it nice and cool 65-70c whilst gaming long sessions and fan speed only at 63% its quiet as well my gigabyte GTX1080ti was screaming at me at 60% and was 75-80c and no backplate I could feel the heat radiating off of it.
__________________


Intel 7700K
Aorus Z270 Gaming K7
2x8GB GSKILL Trident Z 3200MHz
Intel SSD6 256Gb x2 in Raid 0
Samsung 859 EVO 1TB
EVGA GTX1080 FTW2 iCX
Custom water Cooled Monsta 360mm push/pull
ThermalTake Grand RGB 1000w PSU
Raijintek Paean Tempered Glass open air case

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-05-17, 05:52 AM
The F34R Channel's Avatar
The F34R Channel The F34R Channel is offline
OC3D Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 838
Definitely over engineered and that's a good thing, very good of them! Also staying with a 2 slot design is welcome in my book because if there's one thing that eats me up it's sag
Thanks for the review!
__________________
Asus Maximus VIII Hero Z170 | Intel i5-6600K 4.6GHz | Corsair H105 | Corsair Vengeance LPX 3GHz CL15 16GB | Asus GTX 1080 Strix A8G | EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 | Crucial MX200 500 GB | 760T | Acer XB270HU 1440p
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-05-17, 12:57 PM
AlienALX's Avatar
AlienALX AlienALX is offline
OC3D Elite
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 6,562
It's wonderful. Like pretty much everything about it, apart from the Nvidia stupid voltage lock.

It kinda makes cards like this a little pointless. Same goes for the HOF too. No wonder MSI stopped making Lightning cards..
__________________
He used to do surgery
For girls in the eighties
But gravity always wins




Manners cost nothing, but a lack of them will cost you everything.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-05-17, 01:13 PM
tinytomlogan's Avatar
tinytomlogan tinytomlogan is offline
The Guvnor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: TTL Towers
Posts: 20,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
It's wonderful. Like pretty much everything about it, apart from the Nvidia stupid voltage lock.

It kinda makes cards like this a little pointless. Same goes for the HOF too. No wonder MSI stopped making Lightning cards..
Power% is where the OC'ing really gets its benefit. even with unlocked cards or tweaked bios Ive never really seen enough of a boost to warrant it.

Newer cards just dont respond to it like the old ones used to.
__________________
If you recommend a product LINK THE REVIEW


Get along or run along. Your choice
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-05-17, 01:24 PM
Avet Avet is offline
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 282
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Power% is where the OC'ing really gets its benefit. even with unlocked cards or tweaked bios Ive never really seen enough of a boost to warrant it.

Newer cards just dont respond to it like the old ones used to.
Pascal is the evolution of Maxwell. GPU boost 3 is probably getting them to the limit of the technology. We see all the cards peaking around 2100 MHz. Pro overclockers with all the tweaks need to boost power a lot to get response from the card. And that requires LN to cool it.

Edit: Older cards had more of the thermal limit than the power one. Air coolers weren't that efficient, and when you put them under water you could bump the power up. Now when air coolers are good, water just gives you lower temperatures and maybe few MHz more.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump








All times are GMT. The time now is 03:43 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.