EVGA_JacobFI will start 1080 Ti SC2 on EVGA Livestream machine (www.twitch.tv/teamevga). Max OC right around 2GHz, 70-75C full load with default fan curve.
Daz1967So I got my new GTX 1080 Ti SC2 the same day NVIDIA released a new driver, v381.89, yesterday!I wasn't going to benchmark since I find it generally dull but since I'd installed a new driver I thought I'd run a few random game benchmark with the new driver prior to installing the new card. As such I didn't actually install the GTX 1080 Ti until nearly 9pm but I ended up not going to bed until 2am anyway so I had a good opportunity to test the new card.These games were ran at 2560x1440 with completely maxed out settings except for SSAA and with NO overclock on the GTX 1080 Ti but a mild overclock of +75 MHz on the core/+250 MHz on the memory on the GTX 1080 FTW (this is already factory overclocked remember). This resulted in a boost to around 2,038 MHz on the GTX 1080 and an impressive boost to 1,911 MHz on the GTX 1080 Ti where is remained until the temperature rose above 71 C. All I did on the GTX 1080 Ti was increase the Power % from 100 to its max. of 120.The results are as follows:Sniper Elite 4 - DX12, Magazeno Facility, noted FPS immediately after the save game loads1080: 70.0 fps1080 Ti: 101 fpsResident Evil 5 - DX9, in-game Variable benchmark1080: 239.7 fps1080 Ti: 240.6 fpsAn oldie, yes, and one that appears to be CPU bound.Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - DX111080: Ave. 102.88/Max. 140.96/Min. 65.50 fps1080 Ti: Ave. 131.85/Max. 187.53/Min. 81.31 fpsTom Clancy's The Division - DX12, in-game benchmark1080: [N/A as the game was updating]1080 Ti: 96.1 fpsRise of the Tomb Raider - DX12, in-game benchmark1080: 93.24 fps1080 Ti: 114.5 fpsFar Cry Primal - DX11, in-game benchmark1080: Min. 58/Ave. 78/Max. 93 fps1080 Ti: Min. 57/Ave. 89/Max. 108 fpsFor Honor - DX11, in-game benchmark1080: Min. 68.69/Ave. 92.14/Max. 134.45 fps1080 Ti: Min. 80.34/Ave. 116.54/Max. 190.48 fpsTom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands - DX11, in-game benchmark1080: 52.14 fps1080 Ti: 59.77 fpsHitman (2016) - DX12, in-game benchmark1080: 103.61 fps1080 Ti: 104.7 fps (???)As you can see there's a 20 fps boost in framerates to the better optimised games such as Middle-earth, Rise, For Honor and Sniper Elite 4. Resident Evil 5 appears to CPU bound and Far Cry Primal basically maxed one CPU core so I'm not surprised that the framerate only improves by 11 fps. As for Wildlands, well I don't think it's the most optimised game by far but nevertheless the game feels smoother now it runs at 60 fps more of the time. As for the card itself, well the design isn't the most inspiring but that doesn't matter once it is in the case as I'm not going to be looking at it. It's quiet in use and temperatures seem to be around 1-3 C warmer than my GTX 1080 in the games I tested, e.g. where the 1080 would hit 68 C the 1080 Ti hits 71-72 C. It is a more powerful card though but I was hoping for lower temperatures than those of GTX 1080 by virtue of the improved iCX design over the older ACX 3.0. Still, it runs significantly cooler than the Founder's Edition cards and is much quieter too. I do like the addition of the LEDs on the card that show how warm the various components are (all mine are currently blue!); that is a neat feature that means you don't have to use software to keep track of temperatures. Hopefully, EVGA will include this in all their cards going forward.