After weeks of suspenseful musing, the latest and greatest GeForce video card from Nvidia has now been fully unveiled. Kind of like the worst kept secret ever, most reviews from major tech sites are confirming that the GTX 1080 Ti offers pretty much the same level of performance as the Titan X Pascal that retailed for almost twice the price. Here’s a quick roundup of what reviewers around the web have to say from a strictly Overclocking perspective of course:
Overclockers.com - ”This card was rock stable at +154/+804 in MSI Afterburner. This gave us an actual boost of around 2000 MHz on the core and 6311 MHz on the Memory. Note, either the card, or version of MSI AB used (latest stable 4.3.0), would not allow voltage adjustment. So this was about the end of the road. Nonetheless, it reaches 2000 MHz as NVIDIA mentioned, but that seems to be the limit for the sample, if only because of the power limit. Where it wasn’t hitting it, we were sitting over that around 2,038MHz. I can only imagine the AIC’s will, hopefully, have higher limits so we can overclock more. For a Founders Edition card though, this was solid.”
HardOCP.com - "With the Power Limit set at 120% and the fan set at 75% to ensure temperature wasn’t holding us back we managed to push the GPU Core Clock to +150. This resulted in a maximum of 2025MHz, however that frequency was not sustained. The actual sustained and consistent real-time frequency was between 1967-1987MHz while gaming. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has the frequency advantage, while the TITAN X has more ROPs (96 versus 88 on the GTX 1080 Ti.) When all is said and done, both are really neck and neck overclocked.”
PCGamesN.com - "At our peak GPU and memory frequencies both the GTX 1080 Ti and Titan X push well over the 400W peak. Sadly though I was unable to get either GP102 chips above the 2GHz overclocking mark Jen-Hsun Huang had been showing off on stage at the GDC unveiling of the GTX 1080 Ti. Still, hitting a GPU offset of +150MHz and +190MHz for the Ti and Titan X respectively isn’t bad and meant both cards were generally (because of frequency/power variance) running at around 1,911MHz in-game.”
GamesSpot.com - ”I cranked the card’s fan to 100 percent. While that makes the card blisteringly loud, I wanted to mitigate any thermal bottlenecks. Using EVGA’s Precision X overclocking software, I also set power voltage to 120 percent and added an additional 20 percent of over voltage for added stability. With these metrics, I was able to reach the exact same clock speed and temperatures running Unigine’s Valley benchmark. While it did increase my average frame rate, it only boosted performance by 2.4 percent.”
You can also find some of the first overclocked GTX 1080 Ti submissions that have just started to pop up on the HWBOT database. One of first to do so is Argentinean overclocker Alan_Alberino who has already posted seven 3D benchmark scores having already pushed the card to 2,062MHz (+39.32%).