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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card

( 4.3 Average / 3 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

NVIDIA

Part #

9001G4132500001

Interface

PCI-Express x16

Chipset

GeForce GTX 1080

Memory Size

8GB

Memory Type

GDDR5X

Core Clock

1.61GHz

Boost Clock

1.73GHz

TDP

180 Watts

Fan

Yes

SLI Support

Yes

CrossFire Support

No

Length

10.51" (267mm)

Supports G-Sync

Yes

DVI-D Dual-Link

1

DisplayPort

3

HDMI

1

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Amazon $609.54 +$6.74 s/h In stock $616.28
( 11 new from $599.99, 1 used from $650.00. Last updated 31 minutes ago. )
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Reviews

dankyou 7 points 1 month ago
from completed build First PC build.

Runs pretty hot at times and I'm forced to ramp up the fan speed. It's also quite loud during load. It works though and it's a monster in gaming.

SwiggityDerpy 7 points 13 days ago

Somebody up in the NVIDIA ivory tower said "Our reference designs aren't selling unless we make them the only design available for that chip....how's about we add some sharp angles, a backplate and a vapor chamber, call it Founders Edition and charge $100 extra?" - and it worked, at least on us. The card is indeed VERY aesthetically pleasing, and is undoubtedly the best 1080 blower design - so if you're building SLI or in a small case with limited airflow, this should be your go-to.

We got it for a combination of two reasons - my friend has his eyes set on SLI in the near future, and axial GPUs choke themselves in SLI (especially with no spacing between them, as with this case). But honestly, the much bigger motivator was the fact that this card looks ******* sexy! It honestly does feel like you're holding a premium GPU, and it looks insanely good in the completed build - the fact that he loves green LEDs only adds to the appeal. And honestly, what performance differential is there between the FE and the best, best AIB card (Zotac AMP EX, for arguments sake)? Less than 10%? That translates to maybe five FPS at ultra settings.

And don't think that this is a limited GPU at all - the major limiting factor, if there is one, would have to be the radial fan. It's tuned for silence out of the box and it is indeed VERY quiet - certainly far quieter than one would expect for a radially cooled 180W GPU. But, for Boost 3.0 to do its thing, it needs power and thermal headroom, so I downloaded Afterburner and got to work!

Just increasing the power target to 120% got me like 75MHz extra, but I felt like I could get more so I added 200MHz to the core, 400MHz to the memory and set a much more aggressive fan curve, which got me a stable 1900MHz under a FurMark loop and probably more with an actual game. For now I'm satisfied, but I might try to push it even further later - the point I'm trying to make is that neither the 5+1 power system nor the small fan is in any way an obstruction to performance if you just know how to tweak properly.