The GTX 1080 thread

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by bugsixx, May 7, 2016.

  1. Mr Terry Turnip

    Mr Terry Turnip Master Guru

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    lol his whole setup looks kinda 'retro' but, veeeeery awesome though.
     
  2. XenthorX

    XenthorX Ancient Guru

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    Nice rig Odellot !
     
  3. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Still waiting for Amazon to actually get stock of the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW card here in the UK, if you can believe that. Considering GTX 1080 cards are selling here for £30-£100 over their official retail prices and Amazon are selling this card for 'just' £600 then it is comparative bargain compared with what others are selling them for (I've seen several £700+ prices on well-known retail sites).

    At this rate it looks like I'll likely end up cancelling it. The GTX 1080 Ti release date is now two months closer since I placed my GTX 1080 pre-order!!!
     
  4. GeniusPr0

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    What to do, what to do?

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  5. kx11

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    i'll be waiting for the white beasts to arrive next week ^_^
     
  6. Odellot

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  7. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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  8. pencea

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    Here's how my overclock GTX 1080 g1 gaming performed in the new 3dmark Time Spy DX12 benchmark.

    I uploaded the video here for those who's interested to see how the card performs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF7wfujdT7c

    Along with other videos that I uploaded on how it did against my previous highly overclock GTX 970 @ 1500Mhz.


    Unigine Valley GTX 970 vs GTX 1080

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23aCWvBQAk8

    Rise of The Tomb Raider GTX 970 vs GTX 1080

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipIjHpWg88s

    Unigine Heaven GTX 970 vs GTX 1080

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq05jmZfVeM

    Can it run Crysis? :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoSzX8Z1b_A
     
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  9. 0blivious

    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    Not sure what the best is, but I wonder if I'm the only person that uses the ancient "ATI Tool" with it's spinning box of mystery and the handy artifact checker? It still works quite well (manually, I don't care for auto-checks) and is what I use as my first test for any new clocks. It must be the oldest software I still use on a fairly regular basis.
     
  10. Carfax

    Carfax Ancient Guru

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    OK, I've installed my GTX 1080 Amp Extreme, and so far I'm very pleased with it :thumbup: It's amazing how much power this thing packs, for a 256 bit card!

    Since I've installed it, it has boosted to as high as 2075mhz by itself, and hasn't dropped below 2ghz with the fan on auto mode, even in heavy titles with maxed out settings. The fan on auto so far hasn't gone past 30%, but the temps still remain under 70c.

    So obviously, it's capable of SUSTAINED 2ghz+ clock speeds, whereas the FE card would downclock significantly by comparison.

    Haven't tried overclocking it yet, but I don't even know if it's worth doing that, since the card comes with such a massive factory overclock and boost potential.

    Games with the biggest improvements vs my overclocked GTX 980 Ti (1500/8000) are Witcher 3, The Division and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Rise of the Tomb Raider is buttery smooth, and the annoying temporary judder I had with my GTX 980 Ti in certain areas in the Geothermal Valley is completely gone with my GTX 1080.

    In certain areas of the Witcher 3, you can experience massive framerate drops, especially during evening hours, presumably due to the large shadow maps the game uses. In one particular area, the framerate would be as low as 39 FPS on my overclocked GTX 980 Ti with maxed out settings and HW enabled (except for Geralt). With the 1080, the framerate never drops below 50 in that same area, which is a huge difference in smoothness.

    The Division, I can now turn on PCSS and still have playable framerates, whereas with my overclocked GTX 980 Ti I had to leave the shadow setting at high.

    Also, in certain areas of Batman Arkham Knight where there's lots of smoke/fog effects, the framerate still stays at a locked 60 compared to framerate dips on my overclocked GTX 980 Ti.

    So all in all, I'm quite pleased, and highly recommend this card for anyone that is looking to buy a GTX 1080 :)

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  11. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Those are both sweet beastly looking cards! Congrats to both! :thumbup:
     
  12. Carfax

    Carfax Ancient Guru

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    Do you have the Witcher 3? There's some areas in that game that will really punish your GPU and expose unstable overclocks.

    I just tried a 2.1ghz overclock on my card, and I tested it in that area and the driver crashed after about 8 seconds.

    I'm not surprised though, since the Amp Extreme has such high factory overclocks on not only the core, but the VRAM as well which is at 10.8ghz. I'm sure that it hit NVidia's power draw limitation, despite still running very cool..
     
  13. Mr Terry Turnip

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    My Gamerock premium was 2038Mhz out of the box but still (only!?) goes to around the same as yours, seems comfortable around the 2076/2088 mark but mostly settles around 2050Mhz as it down clocks early seemingly at low temperatures (I have a very gentle fan curve as I like silence)
     
  14. Carfax

    Carfax Ancient Guru

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    Go out to the crossroad where the griffin attacked you at dusk, ie 6 >7pm.

    For whatever reason, during these times the GPU load is much greater. I think it's because of the shadow maps they use.

    I'm assuming you mean Vcore? The Vcore option is greyed out for me in MSI Afterburner. I don't even think MSI Afterburner supports voltage increases yet for Pascal.

    Stability is greatly tied to the GPU load. That's why I asked you to check the Witcher 3 during the evening hours, because the GPU load is much greater. When I did overclock mine to above 2100mhz, it crashed after about 8 seconds when testing a GPU intense area in the Witcher 3.

    Since my card comes with such a high memory overclock at stock, it's likely to hit the power limit earlier than yours I'd wager.

    I haven't tried prioritizing temperatures over power though, so I might do that later. Temperature isn't a problem with this card, as it doesn't even break 60c with an aggressive fan profile.
     
  15. Han2K

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    I wouldn't say so quickly an OC is stable before getting over a 25-30 min test on Unigine Heaven without a driver TDR.
     

  16. XenthorX

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    You guys are killing me.

    I'll probably stop checking this thread, it's too painful for my heart lol...! Congratz on your awesome builds people :$
     
  17. nz3777

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    Would you guys say the Gtx 1080 is 2 x faster then a super-clocked Gtx 780? Reason I am asking -Looking to pick one up asap just having hard time finding one in stock but iam sure once things settle down there will be plenty. Nick
     
  18. nz3777

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    Sweet, that is pretty much all I needed to know. Thanks guys.
     
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    viren Ancient Guru

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    My 285/580/590 died on on me a few days back and I know it was about time I got a 1080...almost 6 years with those cards....
    Rock me NVidia...I deserve myself a 1080...
     
  20. zocker

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    Hi
    My Card does not apply the settings from the OC Menu!
    When i play Games then it boosts to 2050mhz constantly...its fine but why??!
     

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