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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

please correct me if i am wrong:
my understanding is less stress on components, the better.

The 1080 gpu sips power. Doesn't need a beefy pcb this time for air or water it seems. Under LN2 or Dice, then you need the VRMs and pcb to be built like a tank.
    
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Originally Posted by lolfail9001 View Post

Well, Maxwell at least did something on LN2. This does not look like it will any time soon.

True.

I wonder if this is just a thing with FinFETs in general. And if so, it means it's here to stay from here on out.
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

please correct me if i am wrong:
my understanding is less stress on components, the better.

No you're correct, but VRMs can take a lot of abuse, and I *think* any benefits afford by extra phases would be marginal for a 180W card.
post #4213 of 6175
Somebody knows if that cheap evga $610 have a vrm plate?

Because i think thats the one im going to get
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lol.. people are now like 'I hope I get at least 2.1Ghz on the OC'... that sounds redonkulous from just a couple of years ago when 1ghz was YUUUUUGE...

on that note, I hope to get a 2.1Ghz OC on all 4 of my 1080s biggrin.gif
     
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The 1080 gpu sips power. Doesn't need a beefy pcb this time for air or water it seems. Under LN2 or Dice, then you need the VRMs and pcb to be built like a tank.
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Originally Posted by magnek View Post

No you're correct, but VRMs can take a lot of abuse, and I *think* any benefits afford by extra phases would be marginal for a 180W card.
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i was going to edit and qualify *within reason* tongue.gif

on a side note:

i miss occam razor . .that guy was a electronics freak . .
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Yea, i will buy the FE then, cost 20 euros more then FTW and it's the worst version of GTX 1080 thumb.gif

Or you can buy the $619.99 model with the same ACX cooler... Or the Asus STRIX for $619.99... Or be sensible and wait for reviews of AIB cards... rolleyes.gif
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True.

I wonder if this is just a thing with FinFETs in general. And if so, it means it's here to stay from here on out.
No you're correct, but VRMs can take a lot of abuse, and I *think* any benefits afford by extra phases would be marginal for a 180W card.

I mean, for now i will just use Stilt's theory on Zen as a cover-up for this situation: "It's just mobile process hurr durr".

After all, Haswell and Skylake do clock relatively well.
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lol.. people are now like 'I hope I get at least 2.1Ghz on the OC'... that sounds redonkulous from just a couple of years ago when 1ghz was YUUUUUGE...

on that note, I hope to get a 2.1Ghz OC on all 4 of my 1080s biggrin.gif

Not even 6950X buyers are that wasteful.
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This might fall in line with the only 1080FE benchmark i've seen here on OCN by a user.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1235557/official-top-30-heaven-benchmark-4-0-scores/3230#post_25206382

Looks to be .3 fps faster than top 980ti in Heaven benchmark
GTX980 Ti Matrix @ 1640 / 2405 vs Gigabyte GTX 1080 FE @ 2088 / 11 158 ~.3fps

I wonder how much different once other 1080 cards get added but seems underwhelming?
I wonder how many 980Tis with 24/7 stable clock @1640 are out there huh? Not that long time ago peeps were fighting for 980Ti Kingpins paying as high as €1150 for high ASICs and many of them ended up with 1500-1550...Stock 1080 provides better performance with no need for any exotic cooling, for 2/3 of the price and using less than 2/3 power and still is meh?

Even if you drop down the list for lower scores many of them are only 4 or 5fps off. It's hard to make an assetion without more data but given the guy i qouted originally compared it to his TX seemed to back it up for now. Things change of course and who knows but so far it seemed underwhelming to me. I am talking strictly performance here oc vs oc in a benchmark. Wasn't referring to power usage or cooling or price since benching kind of throws all that out the window.
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Or you can buy the $619.99 model with the same ACX cooler... Or the Asus STRIX for $619.99... Or be sensible and wait for reviews of AIB cards... rolleyes.gif
Asus says 619$ but the seller selling them much higher in germany the Strix costs even more than the founders Edition.
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i was going to edit and qualify *within reason* tongue.gif

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i miss occam razor . .that guy was a electronics freak . .

Yeah a very positive person that I liked aswell, hope he comes back soon!smile.gif
    
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