GeForce GTX 1080
Effective Memory Clock
Black / Silver
Expansion Slot Width
1 PCIe 8-pin
- 325 points
- 23 months ago
from completed build Metroid: A 3D Printed Computer Case Build
Max'n out everything I'm throwing at it! I can't hear it under load and its got a nice sleek look to it. Works well using nvidias shaowplay and recording gameplay. I used this with my HTC Vive and man its awesome playing games at high settings! (I was on a 1060 before and would get some stuttering).
- 46 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build Black & Wight (First Build)
Cheapest 1080 at time of building, and the blower style actually suited my case being a mATX and as there is nothing in the way of it pulling in air direct from the outside at the bottom of the case. A Little loud when you focus on it but not at all distracting. Regularly stays above its listed speed, usually around 1800.
- 35 points
- 3 months ago
from completed build Geothermal
Alright, so I got this card for free in exchange for helping a friend with some automotive repairs on his truck. I had previously been using an AMD RX570 8GB that had performed admirably at 1080p with a solid 11% overclock. However, I wanted to make use of my fancy second monitor with its 1440p 144hz adaptive sync goodness, so I nabbed this for only about 6 hours worth of repair work and gave the RX570 to my stepson for his hand-me-down 1080p gaming system. This was a no-brainer, as 1440p was what the 1080 was designed to excel at.
I'll be honest: I had my doubts about this card, with it using a blower style cooler which is known for being hot and loud. I tested it for a bit and was surprised at the fact that the fan was surprisingly quiet and the temperatures were fine. While the fan is somewhat audible under load if you listen for it, the main noise I could hear was coil whine at 150+ FPS, so I simply limited my framerates to a max of 143. When I first received the card it crested about 85c under heavy load and would boost to about 1900mhz. However, I hated the black shroud that sort of disappeared in my system, even with the solid-white backlit ASUS logo. So, I decided to grab a vertical GPU bracket that I'd been waiting to drop in price and decided to paint the GPU shroud.
I disassembled the card and found that the factory thermal compound was overly cured and was absolutely everywhere, as the factory apparently goes overboard with the amount of compound they used. While the various coats of white paint were drying on the shroud, I went ahead and cleaned up the PCB and applied fresh thermal compound and fresh thermal pads for the various mosfets, memory chips, and VRM chips. Once the (not amazing) paint job was fully dried, I reassembled the card, installed it on the vertical bracket, and re-ran my tests. I actually managed to drop the max temp to 79c, though it generally hangs out around 75c during most gaming loads. The coil whine was still evident if I unlocked my framerates, but fan noise was further reduced. The vertical bracket keeps the card far enough away from the tempered glass side panel that the new orientation doesn't affect access to airflow.
Using MSI Afterburner, I raised the power and thermal limits to their max and was able to get a stable overclock using the Curve generated by their Auto OC utility. With the overclock enabled, boost clocks now ramp up all the way to 2,025mhz and temps top out at 82c, though still rarely crest 75c under typical gaming loads. Thermal load isn't even the limiting factor, as I'm instead maxing out available power and voltage. For a blower-style cooler, that's downright impressive. In Destiny 2, I have no problem achieving framerates over 140fps in lightly populated areas and around 90-100fps in heavily populated areas or areas where a ton is happening. Admittedly, the drop in areas with lots of other players is more than likely due to my CPU as opposed to my GPU. Witcher 3 also performs beautifully at 1440p with this card. I have zero issues maintaining 60fps with all settings cranked (except hairworks, because hairworks is stupid). And this is with over 100 mods installed, including, high resolution textures, facial maps, lighting and particle effects, and multiple Reshade lighting filters.
Overall I'm very impressed with this entry-level 1080. Thermally and sonically, it performs well above my expectations and fulfills my 1440p gaming needs admirably. The only reason I'm only giving it 4 stars is due to the issues of coil whine and the messy factory over-application of thermal compound.
- 22 points
- 5 months ago
from completed build Guardians of the Mini-DTX
I picked this card up for $500 two years ago and it's still going strong. I could upgrade to a 1080 Ti or a 2080 Super, but really not sure it's worth the cost. I'll likely wait for the next gen to think about upgrading. Considering putting NZXT G12 and AIO cooler combo onto GPU to help with overclocking, but not sure it's worth the $100 or if it would even fit in the case.
- 20 points
- 29 months ago
from completed build The Beast VR HTPC
This card is doing a great job in my living room HTPC VR build. Hasn't skipped a beat and the temps are generally very reasonable.
- 18 points
- 26 months ago
from completed build Over Budget But Worth It Build
Liquid cooling fixed the terrible cooling. Performs great
- 11 points
- 39 months ago
from completed build Corsair Gaming PC
Huge card. Fits into my ATX full tower case with room to spare. Worth the extra $$. No more video lag or spikes. Not sure if it's the card or my monitor but I do get this halo effect sometimes while gaming.
- 9 points
- 27 months ago
from completed build Bloo Box: First PC Build
Great card. Managed to get it used on eBay for $440, which I feel is a steal considering the performance you get at this price.
- 6 points
- 34 months ago
from completed build HTPC (Highly. Trained. Penguin. in a Case?)
For the price I really can't complain, I needed a blower style card for my case and this was the cheapest I could find. Overclocked great. Does have a hum on occasion under excessive loads, I've only noticed it under synthetic tests though