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I think the best thing to do -- if you're not in a huge rush to buy -- is to wait for bios modding tools to become available, and see just how much further GP104 can or can't go with unlocked power and voltage limits.

If GP104 ends up like Maxwell (ie no voltage scaling until sub-zero), might as well get the cheapest AIB card or reference card (if watercooling) and be done with it.

Waiting sucks.
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post

If you buy eVGA FE can you step it up to another 1080?

Normally no.

Edit: I guess you might be able to step up to another 1080, but the only ones that qualify to step up to are the AC3, not the FTW or Classy. And you don't get any money back.
Edited by Forceman - 5/27/16 at 10:01pm
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The Sea Hawk is a single 8 pin according to MSI.
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Just got my preorder in for the FTW card. biggrin.gif
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Waiting sucks.
Normally no.

Edit: I guess you might be able to step up to another 1080, but the only ones that qualify to step up to are the AC3, not the FTW or Classy.

Well my personal pick would be the Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming then, but I'm biased coz I'm a Gigabyte fanboy. biggrin.gif

Asus RMA is enough of a reason for me to never consider an Asus GPU, but if you don't mind then I suppose the Strix is the best deal, assuming Asus didn't do something retarded like lock down the VRMs again. rolleyes.gif
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Went with the FTW. I'm tired of searching for the 'best' card for my use and will be happy with even a mild OC if it stays cool. Jumping up to this from an FTW 670 is going to rock!
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Well my personal pick would be the Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming then, but I'm biased coz I'm a Gigabyte fanboy. biggrin.gif

Asus RMA is enough of a reason for me to never consider an Asus GPU, but if you don't mind then I suppose the Strix is the best deal, assuming Asus didn't do something retarded like lock down the VRMs again. rolleyes.gif

Did Gigabyte release any pricing yet?
post #3897 of 6175
Zotac will also have double 8 pin cards:

AMP Extreme



Amp Edition



Upcoming EVGA cards:




Edited by Slomo4shO - 5/27/16 at 10:07pm
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^2x8 pin is a total waste. By the time this card reaches 300W (8+6 pin) I can almost guarantee you'll have tapped out every bit of OC potential even under water.
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Did Gigabyte release any pricing yet?

Well the Xtreme Gaming is supposed to be a "$700+ value", meaning less than $700 probably.

No idea on the G1 except an unboxing video.
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Well my personal pick would be the Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming then, but I'm biased coz I'm a Gigabyte fanboy. biggrin.gif

Asus RMA is enough of a reason for me to never consider an Asus GPU, but if you don't mind then I suppose the Strix is the best deal, assuming Asus didn't do something retarded like lock down the VRMs again. rolleyes.gif

 

Saw a pic of terrible heatpipe mounting, as per usual. I like my ASUS laptop, my CFV, and my Sabertooth but their GPU's have been utter rubbish. I learned first-hand unfortunately and have avoided them ever since.

     
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That's because Asus is cheap and likes to reuse their designs. They used the exact same cooler for the 980 Ti Strix and Fury Strix.

cooler2.jpg
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Care to guess which is which? It's pretty clear the Strix cooler was designed with Fury in mind, since the heatpipe area covers the entire die+HBM surface, which also explains the total lack of cooling for the GDDR5 memory chips. bigeyedsmiley.png
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