The best GTX 1080 Ti aftermarket cards + comparison chart
“Pascal” is one of those terms that will go down in GPU history as a great milestone – it will be remembered as the moments NVIDIA managed to break its own records and release a family of graphics cards that wrote history. Whether we’re talking about the high-end segment, which used to be dominated by the GTX 1080, the mid-range segmented ruled by the GTX 1070 and 1060, or the low-end segment covered by the equally impressive GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, the Pascal architecture showed its strength each and every time, providing unparalleled power. We won’t even go into the professional segment, where behemoths such as the Quadro and the Titan push Pascal to its limits with astronomical numbers.
And just when we thought we saw everything Pascal had to offer, there comes the GTX 1080 Ti. To be completely fair, the GTX 1080 Ti’s release was not a complete surprise, as NVIDIA did show a tendency to launch a Ti version of its top-of-the-line consumer cards in the past, and use it to minimize the gap between the consumer and professional segments. To achieve this, NVIDIA opted to go with a slightly scaled-down version of the GP102 GPU found in the Pascal GTX Titan, rather than the GP104 GPU used by the GTX 1080. As a result, the specs of the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti are remarkable, to say the least: 3584 CUDA cores, 224 texture units, a whopping 11GB of GDDR5X memory with a speed of 11GHz and a bandwidth of 484GB/s, and a TDP of 250W. The best part is that these are the reference values; as usual, manufacturers go with custom implementations that allow them to push the figures even further. Let’s see who did it the best – here’s a roundup of the best GTX 1080 Ti implementations out there.