EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card Review

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EVGAGeForce GTX 1080 SC Overclocking

As you saw from the benchmarks on the previous pages, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is no slouch at stock speeds! Those looking for even more performance can use an overclocking utility like EVGA Precision X to get even more performance from the GP104 ‘Pascal’ GPU. This is due to the fact that NVIDIA left plenty of overhead with particular GPU for enthusaists and gamers to tap into if they wanted to push the envelope a little bit. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 108 is power limited in most game titles and it will often hit the stock temperature target of 83C, so it will also benefit from additional power and a higher temperature target.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC Precision X

We installed a latest version of the EVGA PrecisionX 16 overclocking utility to overclock the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC video card! You can use whatever software utility you like for overclocking, but this was the only one available that supports the Pascal GPU architecture at the time of testing.

EVGA OC

To overclock the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC we raised the power target to 120% and the locked GPU Temp Target to 92C. We pushed the GPU Clock offset to +100MHz and the Mem Clock Offset to +600MHz on our card and found it was stable in the game titles that we tested. Not a huge overclock on the core, but better than nothing!

EVGA OC

This overclock meant that we were running at up to 2025.0 MHz at times thanks to NVIDIA Boost 3.0 on the core and 11,200 MHz effective on the 8GB of GDDR5 memory.

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC Overclocked (+100/+600):

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By overclocking the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SuperClocked graphics card we were able to take the score of 17,300 on 3DMark Fire Strike and raise it up to 17,753. This is a 453 point increase in our overall 3DMark score, which represents a performance gain of 2.6 percent.

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  • Dennis L. Ayers

    I have the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FWT Gaming ACX and I am only getting a max of 30FPS in X-Plane 11 and 60 Max in Arma 3 ? I am waiting on a replacement because those stats are unacceptable for a $699 video card!

    • Dennis Carraher

      Its not the gpu fault, its the programmers lack of coding for multithreading. ARMA 3 is single threaded based, throwing most of the work on one thread.

      • Dennis L. Ayers

        I sure with the programmers would make use of the GPU more! I think they have reached the peak of programming and PCs. Now it will be only very small increments! They are selling Hype now! ha ha The devs of CPU will blame it on the GPU and vice versa!

        • Mat TheCat

          Both those games are notoriously poorly optimised! By way of contrast, you could run BF1 multiplayer maxed out at 4K with a solid 60FPS with that card.

  • das boot

    Wish i could afford it. Now with the economy going to hell I never will be able too.

    • Stan

      You need to study economics to know how dumb your comment is.

      • A Rain

        You need to studty sociology to realize how rude your comment is

        • D1RTYD1Z619

          You need to study English to know how misspelled your comments is

        • Dudeeemadudbomb

          Since we’re on the topic, let’s not forget about the importance of punctuation.

        • Joakim Löwenadler

          Hahaha! That’s gold Dudeeemadudbomb. =)

        • One need only to study the internet to realize how pointless all our comments are! 😛

      • Scottie O

        I study economics, and know just how poorly the US economy really is. One need look no further than the bubbles reforming in the housing market, and the gloriously over-exaggerated jumps in the market any time anyone mentions raising interest rates, to see it. The only statistics that make the economy appear to be doing well are monetary velocity, which is an indication of economic growth, but in and of itself is NOT.

        Someone needs to turn the TV off, and read more.

    • alexander

      made me lol. :0

    • TheGuy

      Trump is going to help you. Soon you will be able to afford this card. When you install it in your system you can say thank you Mr Trump.

      • trog69

        Or thank our new Russian overlords.

        • ddearborn

          Hmmm

          The 1080 SC was redesigned and introduced as the SC2 in February 2017 because the old design didn’t properly address the dissipation of heat across the entire board.

          As for Trump, he is answering to the same cabal that Obama and Bush Jr before him. We have the same “old” zionist overlords who have been in power since 9-11. And in case you haven’t been paying attention, the standard of living for all but the 1% has been in steady decline ever since. So it is a hearty and heart felt **** you to the Zionists. My point is that there will be NO recovery for the working class. The Trump administration is using the exact same metrics and procedures to come up with his bogus job numbers as Obama and Bush did before him.

          As for “Russia”; it represents nothing more than a red herring to keep the unruly masses distracted while Trump goes back to war against Syria. (you have heard that Trump disembarked several troop transports full of Marines into Syria yesterday right? Trump also ordered troops on the ground in Yemen within days of his inauguration) This the zionists hope will ensure that Israel can complete the theft of Palestine and Jerusalem without undue public attention and hence outcry here in the US. Naturally Israel is also counting on Trump’s invasion to eventually remove Assad and break up Syria into pieces. (a side benefit of vilifying Russia is that no one will pay attention to their objections) With Southern Syria, including of course the Golan Heights with its massive oil and gas reserves ending up in Israeli hands…….Empire from sea to sea was the game plan since it was first proposed and rejected by President Clinton disguised in a proposal so deviously named Project for a New American Century. Bush and Chaney didn’t buy into it until they were promised LOTS of money. The invasion plans for Afghanistan as prescribed in the Project for a New American Century were on Bush’s desk on 9-10…….

          Guns or butter the age old question. Instead of putting America and Americans first, our “leaders” choose guns for Israel for 16 years in a row. A new American/Israeli record by the way………