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So 64 days after the 1080 preview, Anandtech finally got around to posting the full review. One thing that's interesting - two things actually - are these two pictures on page 17:

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Top is a reference 1070, bottom is a reference 1080.

The 1070 has 4+1 VRMs (4 phases for the GPU itself, 1 for memory) while the 1080 has 5+1. But, if you look closely, you'll see two or one, respectively, "missing" phases, and my bet is that they could be modified fairly easily by somebody with experience soldering SMD components. This is just conjecture on my part, but it seems unlikely that Nvidia would go to the effort of adding this for the sole purpose of decoration.




Does anybody have $700 and a soldering iron lying around? biggrin.gif
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