The idea is easy (a minimum of on paper): lay down a flat warmth pipe on a big sink and, as an choice, ship water by way of to dissipate thermal power from a flagship-class GPU. By including water-cooling, you’ll be able to both complement a succesful warmth sink and fan answer or exchange it fully.
It’s definitely attainable that such a hybrid may match fairly effectively. There’s no denying that Asus designed its ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Platinum Edition for flexibility although, so its efficiency, particularly on the subject of water-cooling, does have its limits.
Since the precise efficiency of any third-party card is determined by the GPU Boost frequency it could possibly maintain, and thus on cooling, energy limits, and processor high quality, any evaluate that depends on bar charts is little greater than a snapshot of a single specimen. That’s why we’re placing our emphasis on the precise implementation of every mannequin. To that finish, numerous gear goes into completely documenting a graphics card’s behaviors. If you need a peek at what goes into such an analysis, try our Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Review. It makes for a very good baseline on which Asus builds.
This card is huge; it makes a daring visible look based mostly on each measurement and lighting. Just keep in mind that the ROG Poseidon is a 2.5-slot card, that means it will occupy three growth slots in your case.
Asus does take care to make a very good first impression. Still, all the entrance cowl is made of straightforward plastics. The solely highlights are the RGB lighting results on the highest and again, together with seen bits of the cooler (together with the water-cooling fittings).
A GPU-Z screenshot offers essentially the most pertinent technical info, even when the GPU Boost values we noticed had been a lot increased than Asus’ official specs.
GTX 1080 Ti FE
GTX 1080 Ti
GTX 1080 FE
GTX 980 Ti
|Base Frequency||1417 MHz||1480 MHz||1594 MHz||1607 MHz||1000 MHz|
|Boost Frequency||1531 MHz+||1582 MHz+||1708 MHz||1733 MHz+||1076 MHz+|
|Memory Size & Type||12GB GDDR5X||11GB GDDR5X||11GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5X||6GB GDDR5|
|Die Size||471 mm²||471 mm²||471 mm²||314 mm²||601 mm²|
|Transistors||12 billion||12 billion||12 billion||7.2 billion||eight billion|
|Streaming Multiprocessors (SM)||28||28||28||20||22|
|GFLOPS (Base Clock)||10,157||10,609||11,426||8228||5632|
|Texture Fill Rate||317.four GT/s||331.5 GT/s||357.1 GT/s||257.1 GT/s||214 GT/s|
|Pixel Fill Rate||136 GPix/s||130.24 GPix/s||140.three GPix/s||114,2 GPix/s||116.7 GPix/s|
|Memory Data Rate||10 Gb/s||11 Gb/s||11 Gb/s||10 Gb/s||7 Gb/s|
|Memory Bandwidth||480 GB/s||484.four GB/s||484.four GB/s||320 GB/s||336 GB/s|
|L2 Cache||three MB||2816KB||2816KB||2MB||3MB|
We defined our take a look at system and methodology in How We Test Graphics Cards. If you wish to study extra concerning the procedures we’re utilizing in as we speak’s evaluate, take a look at that story. In the time because it was revealed, we additionally upgraded our CPU and cooling system to rule out any attainable host processing bottlenecks.
A brief abstract in table-form to supply a fast overview:
|System||Intel Core i7-6900Okay @ four.three GHz|
MSI X99S XPower Gaming Titanium
Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3200
1x 1TB Toshiba OCZ RD400 (M.2, System SSD)
2x 960GB Toshiba OCZ TR150 (Storage, Images)
be quiet Dark Power Pro 11, 850W PSU
Windows 10 Pro (All Updates)
|Cooling||Alphacool Eisblock XPX|
Alphacool Eiszeit 2000 Chiller
2x be quiet! Silent Wings three PWM (Closed Case Simulation)
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut (Used when Switching Coolers)
|Case||Lian Li PC-T70 with Extension Kit and Mods|
Configurations: Open Benchtable, Closed Case
|Power Intake||Contact-free DC Measurement at PCIe Slot (Using a Riser Card)|
Contact-free DC Measurement at External Auxiliary Power Supply Cable
Direct Voltage Measurement at Power Supply
2x Rohde & Schwarz HMO 3054, 500MHz Digital Multi-Channel Oscilloscope with Storage Function
4x Rohde & Schwarz HZO50 Current Probe (1mA – 30A, 100kHz, DC)
4x Rohde & Schwarz HZ355 (10:1 Probes, 500MHz)
1x Rohde & Schwarz HMC 8012 Digital Multimeter with Storage Function
|Thermography||1x Optris PI640 80Hz Infrared Camera + PI Connect|
Real-Time Infrared Monitoring and Recording
|Acoustics||NTI Audio M2211 (with Calibration File, Low Cut at 50Hz)|
Steinberg UR12 (with Phantom Power for Microphones)
Creative X7, Smaart v.7
Custom-Made Proprietary Measurement Chamber, three.5 x 1.eight x 2.2m (L x D x H)
Perpendicular to Center of Noise Source(s), Measurement Distance of 50cm
Noise Level in dB(A) (Slow), Real-time Frequency Analyzer (RTA)
Graphical Frequency Spectrum of Noise
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