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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/21 04:04:05 (permalink)
    Man, I hate that shroud. That's about as ugly as it is useless!! lol    Sorry EVGA.

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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/21 04:21:48 (permalink)
    Gpu boost hits 1850 in some games... *slow clap* my founders card only hit 1834, 1887, and 1911..

    The difference I have seen so far 3 fps as I read through the reviews.
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/21 20:14:35 (permalink)
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    Gpu boost hits 1850 in some games... *slow clap* my founders card only hit 1834, 1887, and 1911..

    The difference I have seen so far 3 fps as I read through the reviews.



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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/21 21:10:38 (permalink)
    wmmills
    Man, I hate that shroud. That's about as ugly as it is useless!! lol    Sorry EVGA.


    I actually really like the thought of dusting this card and not worrying about any leftover dust, because I can see right through the shroud everywhere! 
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/21 21:15:39 (permalink)
    wmmills
    Man, I hate that shroud. That's about as ugly as it is useless!! lol    Sorry EVGA.


    Actually the reason the shroud is designed that way is based on thermal performance. This type of design provides the best performance.


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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/21 22:00:41 (permalink)
    I've seen 1911mhz in Hitman on the SC2. Didn't last long, but I was hitting my monitor's 100hz limit regularly. Range was 90-100fps for that game. I'll keep testing, but my next game is Witcher 3 DLC. 
    post edited by Meric1837 - 2017/04/21 22:03:05

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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/22 01:45:45 (permalink)
    Yeah, I think the SC2 looks a bit ugly myself, although the FTW3 is even worst, but, thankfully, I don't buy graphics cards to look at all day so that aspect is the least important thing once it is in my case and running (I should get mine early next week). What matters to me most other than performance obviously, is having good cooling as that means means better overclocking and more stable GPU boosts. My current GTX 1080 FTW regularly boosts to 2,038 MHz and stays there as temperatures rarely (if ever) exceed 70 C. That is much lower than any reference card I had ever owned previously hence why I now opt for custom designed cards like the FTW and SC2.

    Anyway, thanks for the review link... I've been trying to find reviews of the EVGA SC2 cards for the last week and this is the first I've come across, thanks to EVGA being a bit late releasing these cards.

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    Sounds like a good card from that review (and one that I hope doesn't repeat the 1080 FTW's black screen/100% fan issue that I and many others experienced on our cards) but what puzzles me is why the reviewer tested Hitman with SSAO disabled! Surely, with a card this powerful and one that is only being compared with other NVIDIA cards you would just max everything out, no? You don't pay £700 for a graphics card and then run it on compromised settings at 1440p... well, I certainly don't anyway.
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/22 04:21:45 (permalink)
    It's not my favorite looking shroud, but looking at it from the top will be fine since you'll see the display and mostly just the color of the shroud.  If you have a front facing card, I could see this being a polarizing look, love it or hate it.  I think it's much better than the Gaming X which is the worst looking IMO.  I can't stand the cheap little plastic lightning bolt look and the red.
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/22 07:11:07 (permalink)
    not impressed at all at the speed of the sc2.
     
    my founders edition is hitting 2040 or so, with throttling down to 19xx when it goes over 80 degrees or so. the problem i'm having is that the fan gets REALLY loud. i have them go to 100% when temps go above 75. And temps do go above 75 rather quickly in this card.
     
    i'm going to install nzxt g12 which is arriving to me next week along with a corsair H80. hopefully it will keep the card under 60 at load.
     
     

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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/22 11:15:39 (permalink)
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    not impressed at all at the speed of the sc2.

    The speed of the chip has little to do with the design of the card. With Pascal chips the voltage and the quality of the particular die is often the limiting factor. With the SC2 you can expect similar overclock potental as other cards designs but it will maintain those clocks more consistently due to better cooling, which also is much quieter. When you add in the RGB lighting, the iCX sensors and the newer shroud the design, the card has a lot to offer.

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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/22 11:23:30 (permalink)
    It's all dependent on the silicone lottery guys.

    Keeping a gpu under 64c will allow the highest clock rate with no thermal throttling. It's throttling not dynamic boost don't start with the nonsense.

    Other than that it's down to the chips potential itself. While these models will run cooler and quieter a gpu can only reach its own potential. No other influence will push it further unless you get into extreme overclocking with sub zero temps and high voltage levels.
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/22 11:25:16 (permalink)
    Also saying the icx cards are cooler and quieter is a little flawed. Yes. Over a reference design but they're still rather loud. My ftw2 is louder and warmer than its acx predecessor which makes e me just laugh. Cool sensors though. Really. Uh. . . Useful

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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/22 13:16:48 (permalink)
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    Gpu boost hits 1850 in some games... *slow clap* my founders card only hit 1834, 1887, and 1911..

    The difference I have seen so far 3 fps as I read through the reviews.



    Jacob and I hit 2020 MHZ on our 1080ti SC2 today. Its the luck of the draw as always 


    The 1887mhz founders cards get super angry if i exceed 2025, but I dont mind. I just found it funny that the review makes it seem astronomical or something.

    One thing I love is that it isnt a cherry picked card, they received a true consumer sample. Some companies would easily find the ones that did 2020mhz and fire it off to reviewers, because it looks better that way.
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/22 13:33:52 (permalink)
    nice
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/22 20:43:07 (permalink)
    I don't get why no one else says it but putting the logo asymmetrical just kills me.

    The honeycomb design is a definite sustain for me but the logo is a miss. Make it smaller ala the 900 series and jam it in the bottom corner or play with it a bit to get it in the middle like the rest of the 10 series were.
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/04/23 10:33:54 (permalink)
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    Man, I hate that shroud. That's about as ugly as it is useless!! lol    Sorry EVGA.


    Actually the reason the shroud is designed that way is based on thermal performance. This type of design provides the best performance.

    I figured as much Jacob, ive seen similar things on other cards and when you have that setup it will def help move the air out of the fins. I just meant useless as in with that particular setup, the dump air back in the case one, a shroud is pretty useless....much like this one. Sorry if I hit a nerve there brotha.  :)

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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/16 18:34:25 (permalink)
    I hit 2062MHz on mine. Works phenomenally. Very happy with this baby
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/16 20:24:42 (permalink)
    EVGATech_MDecker
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    Gpu boost hits 1850 in some games... *slow clap* my founders card only hit 1834, 1887, and 1911..

    The difference I have seen so far 3 fps as I read through the reviews.



    Jacob and I hit 2020 MHZ on our 1080ti SC2 today. Its the luck of the draw as always 



    I am a lucky guy I hit 2038 max with avg of 2025 with my GTX1080 Ti SC2.
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/16 21:06:07 (permalink)
    I've been wanting to get one of these..should I buy now, or wait till Vega hits and hope it causes prices to drop a bit :P

     

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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/16 23:04:56 (permalink)
    Please everyone stay on topic of the OP. This is an EVGA thread. Off topic posts have been deleted. 

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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/19 10:35:18 (permalink)
    Im happy with mine,sits @2050



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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/20 07:26:32 (permalink)
    The card is a big move for EVGA, no one did multiple sensors on a gpu before. Competitors did not use that thermal-stuff all around the card too... it's up to the viewer what he sees in the design, but from a neutral view it is pretty effective. It's simply up to you if you like a blower- or an open-design and what fits best to your philosophy of a setup.
     
    It is far away from "ugly", it's just different and brave. I bought my 1080 Ti allready - exactly what I wanted - but I like that "EVGA - in your face"-logo too. ^^ Even when I did that not at the start. It is complex what they did with the design, you have to think about that.

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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/20 09:18:13 (permalink)
    I agree all the way. ^



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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/20 09:46:44 (permalink)
    EVGATech_MDecker
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    Gpu boost hits 1850 in some games... *slow clap* my founders card only hit 1834, 1887, and 1911..

    The difference I have seen so far 3 fps as I read through the reviews.



    Jacob and I hit 2020 MHZ on our 1080ti SC2 today. Its the luck of the draw as always 

    My SC2 hits 1934 out the box. Bet I can push her over 2gz ez.
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/27 21:37:18 (permalink)
    Just picked up the EVGA GTX 1080 TI SC2 Hybrid.  Most I've seen is the jump to 1940.  Bit underwhelming for a $800 card.
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/07/31 03:31:51 (permalink)
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    Just picked up the EVGA GTX 1080 TI SC2 Hybrid.  Most I've seen is the jump to 1940.  Bit underwhelming for a $800 card.


    We need Nvidia to honestly get rid of GPU boost 3.0 it is just bad for consumers who want more performance and we are just letting Nvidia shaft us by doing this whole low voltage crap. I just want to push my card past it's limit under water
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    Re: pcworld EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review 2017/08/06 22:49:03 (permalink)
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    Just picked up the EVGA GTX 1080 TI SC2 Hybrid.  Most I've seen is the jump to 1940.  Bit underwhelming for a $800 card.


    We need Nvidia to honestly get rid of GPU boost 3.0 it is just bad for consumers who want more performance and we are just letting Nvidia shaft us by doing this whole low voltage crap. I just want to push my card past it's limit under water


    I agree.
     
    I have been out of the overclock game for a bit now with video cards.  Are we still able to flash BIOS's to the card with the new clock settings once we have a stable clock speed?
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