( 4.2 Average / 4 Ratings )
This card is beautiful. Makes all the memes run silky smooth. Oh, and gaming on it is simply fantastic.
It's not the most powerful or OC model but I opted for a blowing style card because I plan to move to a Node 202 and this should evacuate heat in a more efficient way.
It performs very well. Does get quite hot.
Its a Reference 1080 branded as msi so it will get the job done. Will achieve 2100 MHz on the core with GPU Boost 3.0 but unless you have aftermarket cooling in mind the effective clock speed for sustained gaming at or close to max load is closer to 1700. The blower style cooler is less than ideal, especially for the price of the card, but then again all 1080s run hot so not an issue to worry about too much unless you have really restricted airflow in your case. Price is a bit crazy, lots of fluctuation so I would not pay over $500 for this card. I paid $400 for mine a ways back and that was a decent price. Don't know how they are asking $600-$700 when you can get a 2080 for $800.