• SPECIFICATIONS
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Memory Clock Speed: 11016 MHz (Gaming / Silent Mode) 11124 MHz (OC Mode)
  • Memory: 11GB GDDR5X
  • Ports: 2x DisplayPort, 2x HDMI, DVI
  • Slot Size: Single
  • Dimensions: 290 x 140 x 51 mm
  • Weight: 1.26 kg
  • Recommended PSU: 600W
  • Others: VR Ready, 4 Maximum Displays
  • Pros:
  • Performance
  • Cool temperature
  • Good-looking card
  • Cons:
  • None
  • Benchmark Results
  • Timespy: 8,717 points
  • Firestrike Ultra: 6,934 points
  • Firestrike Extreme: 12,664 points
  • Firestrike Normal: 20,229 points

GAMING Your Way To Glory

With the newly released Nvidia GeForce 1080 Ti, companies couldn’t wait to get their hands on it, and transform it with their own spin. Being the very first 1080 Ti we tested, MSI managed to get a head start on the competition in our case.

Red accents together with MSI’s dragon mascot can be seen around this card. It’s fitted with a metal backplate and small cutouts that help with heat dispersion. Running on TWIN FROZR VI, and with TORX 2.0 Fan technology, your fan will stay cool when gaming.

We found that the card is a little cooler compared to other cards we have tested in the past during benchmarks. With ZeroFrozr technology, the fans will stay idle when it is under 60-degrees Celsius. Above 60°, the fan will spin to keep your card cool. Even when spinning, the GPU remains silent, and doesn’t create as much noise as some cards do.

We then put the card to test with a few games. On Battlefield 1, we tested the card on a 1920×1080 resolution on Fullscreen with advanced video settings all on Ultra. As expected, the game ran smooth without any hiccups. After finishing the Single Player tutorial, we went into mission selection and saw that the GPU clocked a max temperature of 62° Celsius. However, do note that temperature may vary depending on conditions of your setup. The same goes for Witcher 3, but the max temp recorded on it was 66° Celsius. As for FPS, we recorded a constant 60 FPS without drops for Witcher 3, DOOM and Battlefield 1, all on Ultra settings. As for DOOM, we even switched to Vulkan, and it still maintained a great 60 FPS.

If a Nvidia GeForce 1080Ti GPU has been on your radar since its announcement, then this card is the one that you should be buying.

CHIP CONCLUDE: Overall, a great card if you have the money for the ultimate GPU upgrade. It runs cool, relatively quiet and has performance to die for.

(previously published in issue May 2017)

 

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X 11G