Originally Posted by trickeh2k
Quick question, I'm about to get me a 1080Ti moving on from my current 780 Classy. Is there any reason not to get a FE? Seeing how Maxwell and Pascal doesn't seem to scale with voltage, it just seems like a waste of money to get a custom pcb card with extra power phases that seems to do more or less nothing. Would there be any benefits for me to hold on for something like a classy? I'm gonna put my new one under water as well and play around with custom bioses. Seems like I'm only paying for a custom fan solution and rgb lightning I won't use anyways or am I missing something here? Thanks.
-Bigger VRM = better heat dissipation (less heat spilling over from VRM onto core + memory = better overclocking)
two GDDR5X memory chips closest to the VRM side of the card can get up to 25c hotter than the chips on the I/O side. (On a card with a smaller PCB I.E. Founders Edition that number is going to be even greater).
-Bigger PCB = see above x 2
-Ability to take cards voltages using multi-meter from 'probe points'
-Voltage health LED's for core, mem + PCI-E
need to shut mod.
-According to KPE website the new epower is going to have evbot
'built in'. <--my 1080 classy had evbot plug port so I imagine 'KPE 1080 TI' will have it.
if you want to experiment/bench with Extreme Cooling
-Easier to remove 'stock' heatsink/fan
and go Water cooling. (EVGA also allows water-cooling. You can remove heatsink and install water-block and they will still honour warranty as long as you return card in original condition).
-Higher Power Target
= Less power throttling. (we know for sure these cards do
power throttle I see it on this thread every day).
-I think EVGA/Kingpin also have a nice surprise for us in-store with TI. As 1080 Classy owners got frustrated with and all the lockdowns. (it was the general consensus and well-known at the forums).
If you can get temps down below 25c voltage could still have a place up to about 1.25v (150 milli volts more than usual limit). (Silicon Lottery dependant of course).Edited by nrpeyton - 4/24/17 at 4:52pm