Geforce GTX 1080 founders edition Graphics – Review
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Graphic Card is an exciting card that packs a lot of bang and raises the expectations of gamers seeking high performance GPU’s for their gaming rigs. With the rise in demand for ever higher performance demands since the advent of VR now available from Oculus Rift and HTC-Vive,
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition Graphic Card is an exciting card that packs a lot of bang and raises the expectations of gamers seeking high performance GPU’s for their gaming rigs. With the rise in demand for ever higher performance demands since the advent of VR now available from Oculus Rift and HTC-Vive, Nvidia definitely stepped up their processors to meet this demand head-on! With 2560 Cuda cores, single processing capabilities, 1733 Mega Hz base clock build using a 16 nanometer process, integrating an 8GB GDDR5X 256bit memory running at a 1.7x faster bandwith utilization, outstripping a GTX 980 graphics processor, on their Pascal architecture. The card works well in a 2way SLI arrangement, providing a lot more processing power. This beast can alone run most of todays modern games at 4k 60fps with high settings and AA off or low, due to the abundance of pixels, it makes no real difference, games that were released before 2013-2014 will run at 4K with ease.
Advantages of the card
- The card has an Effective cooling system, Minimum LED bling, GPU Gauntlet, and is light Weight. The card has a Solid, predictable performance, comes in a two-slot form factor, has a rear heatsink that works well in dissipating the heat.
- The card comes overclocked right out of the box, Fans turn off in idle, it is a quiet, and has a good performance increase over other comparative reference cards, Temperatures runs below 80°C – no throttling, the card is power efficient, 8 GB VRAM, Backplate included, Customizable RGB lighting, Newly incorporated NVIDIA technologies: Ansel, FastSyn.
Technical Specifications of the: GeForce GTX 1080
- Powered by GeForce GTX 1080 processor.
- Card size:H=41 L=280 W=114 mm;Minimum System Requirements:Hardware- Motherboard with one or above PCI-Express x 16 slot
- Integrated with 8GB gddr5x 256bit Memory
- Boost: 1860 MHz / base: 1721 MHz in OC mode. Recommended PSU: 500W
- Boost: 1835 MHz / base: 1695 MHz in gaming mode.Card size:H=41 L=280 W=114 mm;Minimum System Requirements:Hardware
- Support up to 8K Display @60Hz (Requires 2*dp1.3 connectors)
- PCB Form – ATX / OpenGL – 4.5
GIGABYTE G1 Gaming Series graphics cards are crafted for perfection in pursuit of the ultimate graphics experience for gaming enthusiasts. Based on the revolutionary NVIDIA Pascal GPU architecture, G1 gaming graphics card brings you an incredible gaming experience. The Pascal-powered graphics card give you superior performance and power efficiency, Supporting up to 8K display at 60Hz – An outstanding performance for Virtual Reality gaming.
- Performance – This card slaughters 1080p ultra, slaughters 1440p on ultra too. To achieve 4K 60 FPS, you must tweak and play with the settings. Use MSI afterburner and while playing, check for GPU usage, tweak your settings until you see the GPU usage hovering 85-95% usage which will result on the best image possible she can give you while maintaining solid 60 fps. Keep in mind 4K is lots of pixels so don’t worry about sacrificing some settings in order to achieve stable FPS, believe me, it won’t make a noticeable difference, go with low or medium Anti-aliasing depending the game, ambient occlusion is the only settings that at 4K really hammers the GPU, it gives the image a better contrast between lights and shadows, but it really depends whether you want more fps and your taste in graphics quality.
- If you’re looking for a high range gtx 1080 and have a large enough case, this is a fantastic card for the price. The card is massive, but feels sturdy and secure in my case. The LEDs are nice, but I don’t really care about them. The card performs extremely well for 1080p 144 hz gaming at high/ultra (depending on the game). For 144 hz gaming, I would recommend a gtx 1080 over 1070 in order to still play at ultra settings. The card, in my case (fractal design define r4) rarely goes above 70 C even at max load. I don’t have a g sync monitor, but I don’t get any noticeable screen tearing if I limit my fps to match my monitor refresh rate.
- Fantastic Geforce GTX 1080 founders edition Graphics GPU. The build quality it top notch. It is able to overclock very well; I am able to achieve +100 on the core and +300 on the memory and the temperature hasn’t exceeded 63°C while gaming. I’m sure I can push it further. It is the longest card I’ve ever owned so keep that in mind. I had to remove the top HDD cage in my HAF 912 case in order for it to fit. Gigabyte has created a great card for the money. Very happy!