Review: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We review the all new Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING (SKU code: GV-N1080G1 Gaming-8GD). Fitted with a new and stylish RGB LED WindForce 3X cooler this card does not only have the looks to kill, i...

    Review: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING
     
  2. MainFrame Alpha

    MainFrame Alpha Member Guru

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    thanks for yet another great product review Hilbert :), had fun reading it comparing it AGAIN to my GPU:nerd: as I'm sure all of us must agree with
    Geryboy, the MSI wit it's 8+6 pins is on bar with the G1 8pins, guess all these power phase control are handicapping the AIB GTX 1080 OC wise.
    still can't wait for the Asus Strix Gaming Aura test results, hopefully Hilbert going to release those soon :nerd:
     
  3. StrikeQ

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    This was the card I was planning on getting, since the last few G1's rocked. But doesn't seem much different. So I'm leaning towards an AIO (MSI SeaHawk or EVGA version). Hopefully reviews/availability are soon.
     
  4. weasel

    weasel Master Guru

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    Nice review again Hilbert.Awesome looking card from Gigabyte.:)
     

  5. Glottiz

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    yeah speed is about the same on both cards, but MSI has more efficient cooler.

    MSI GAMING X = 70C 39dBA
    Gigabyte G1 GAMING = 72C 41dBA
     
  6. Lucifer

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    overclocking is rather poor with all gtx 1080 I guess. Boost 3.0 needs to be eliminated really.
     
  7. BahamutxD

    BahamutxD Master Guru

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    Interesting, the card seems to be a bit hotter and louder than the MSI counterpart.

    Eager to see the STRIX review. Got any around there Hilbert? ;)
     
  8. Glottiz

    Glottiz Master Guru

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    i saw strix review on german website (forgot which one) and it doesn't look promising. it runs hot and loud. MSI is the best so far of all reviewed cards.
     
  9. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yes the STRIX is next in line. In fact I just seated it on the testbench :0

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  10. Anarion

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    Hilbert, could you include max fan RPM either in the Afterburner graph or in the text in the future? It would make comparing stuff easier since % can mean anything. Great review as always!
     

  11. Netherwind

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    This is what I've been waiting for!
     
  12. jststojc

    jststojc Maha Guru

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    Hi,
    great review, as with the custom 1070 gtx review im missing the official TDP of the card, so we can see if its actually worth to buy the higher binned/priced cards or are all on the same TDP limit. I did see you wrote 108% Power limit on the OC page, but i wonder if more is not possible (on the tdp limit side)
    I think to know this is very useful with the new Pascal generation.
    Thanks
     
  13. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Lots of great GTX 1080's coming out but the shortage of these and the reference cards, sorry Founder's Editions, and the higher than expected prices here in the UK means that I am finding easier to resist buying one. Yes, these might be 20-40% faster than a stock GTX 980 Ti but that only means the inevitable 1080 Ti will be even faster and, thus, better value 6-9 months down the line, whenever it is released. At this point I am more excited about what is coming next.

    Just. Need. To. Hold. On. A bit longer...
     
  14. Prince Valiant

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    If there's one thing I've learned over the last two card gens it's those two things :p.

    If the Strix or HOF versions of the 1080 don't do better than this on the OC I don't think any variant will do more than slightly edge out the ref. card and have better temps. I wonder if anyone will be able to do much more on water.
     
  15. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    You can repeat yourself over and over again, but we report what we measure and thus in fact is the TDP. All manufacturers will follow the Nvidia spec and say it's 180 Watts. But what we measure is in our view the actual TDP as listed in the chart. Overall we see 190'ish Watt under load on the 1080'ies.
     

  16. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    For the OC or generic ? I'll see if I can fit in the RPM plot into the AB screenshot.

    Update: done, will include actual RPM values in the upcoming reviews.
     
  17. Solfaur

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    I like how this only has that single 8-pin power connector and the rest through PCIe. I'm all for less cables, coming from SLI... :)

    OC looks good on this one, best out of what Hilbert tested so far. Likely silicon lottery though.
     
  18. JAMVA

    JAMVA Master Guru

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    Thanks from me also Hilbert :)

    That was the one thing missing from these recent reviews , a lot of people on the web really liked that your reviews were one ones to include the RPM screenshot , the RPM/TEMP connection can tell an awful lot about a card especially to people like me who like quiet and cool systems even when gaming.

    I personally bought the MSI 780 Gaming on the spot when i read your review and saw that the max RPM was 1132 even when the card was stressed.
     
  19. JAMVA

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    I don't know , the power delivery and core clock certainly looks more stable on the MSI to me , the extra power and phases must be doing something :)

    GIGABYTE g1 1080

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    MSI Gaming X 1080

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  20. H83

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    Hi Hilbert,

    i have a question regarding the boost? Some sites, and users, are reporting that the the gpu only works (boosts) properly when the card is cold and that after 15 minutes or more, the card starts to trottle heavily and the boost almost disappears, becoming meaningless. Some sites are even starting to warn up cards for 30 minutes and then do the tests to make sure the boost doesn´t influence the results wrongly. And a few are starting to suggest (indirectly) that the boost is only intended to "cheat" on benchmarks, so the cards results are higher than they should.

    My question is if you have found any evidence that confirms or contradicts this issue???

    Thanks!
     

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