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Is the Founder's Edition GTX 1080 "bad" in comparison to aftermarket GPUs?

Mindmixer
  • 30 months ago

Is the performance loss that bad? Is the noise that bad? Are the temperatures that bad (and what do they affect)?

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FdH48d/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-8gb-founders-edition-video-card-9001g4132500001

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  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Personally don't think there is a reason to go with a founders card unless it's
A. Cheaper than a custom card by more than $25.
B. You plan on putting a water block or aio on the card.
C. You have a small form factor case that would benefit from a blower style card.
D. You like the look.
E. The card was just released.

If any of these apply go with the founders card other wise i would go with a after market card, something like the Rog strix is better in almost every way and its cheaper than the one you linked.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

NVidia uses something called GPU Boost 3.0 where it automatically overclocks the card as long as it is in certain thermal area below 60C. Most aftermarket cards have enough cooling capabilities to overclock to 1800-1900mhz while the founder's edition sits around 1700. Noise is slightly higher depending on the air flow in your case.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

So, can it hit 144hz @ 1440p on ~high settings?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Most likely as long as the case has good air flow.

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