EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card Review

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Test System

Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.  There has been some concern of people testing a cold card versus a hot card, but we’ve always done out testing ‘hot’ since the site started back more than a decade ago.

Video Cards & Drivers used for testing:

  • AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1.1
  • NVIDIA  GeForce 368.39 for GTX 1080/1070 and GeForce 362.00 For All Others

GTX 1080 Test System

Intel X79/LGA2011 Platform

The Intel X79 platform that we used to test the all of the video cards was running the ASUS P9X79-E WS motherboard with BIOS 1704 that came out on 05/08/2015. We went with the Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E processor to power this platform as it is PCIe 3.0 certified, so all graphics cards are tested with PCI Express Gen 3 enabled. The Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 16GB 2400MHz quad channel memory kit was set to XMP Profile #2. This profile defaults to 2133MHz with 1.65v and 11-13-13-30 2T memory timings. The OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD was run with latest firmware available. A Corsair AX860i digital power supply provides clean power to the system and is also silent as the fan hardly ever spins up. This is critical to our testing as it lowers the ambient noise level of the room and gives us more accurate sound measurements.
Test System Settings

Here are the exact hardware components that we are using on our test system:

The Intel X79 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor Intel Core i7-4960X
Motherboard
ASUS P9X79-E WS
Memory
16GB Kingston 2133MHz
Video Card Various
Solid-State Drive OCZ Vertex 460 240GB
Cooling Intel TS13X (Asetek)
Power Supply Corsair AX860i
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Monitor Sharp PN-K321 32″ 4K

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC Video Card GPU-Z Info:

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC GPU-Z

Let’s move on to the Battlefield 4 benchmark results!

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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………