MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO Review @ [H]

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO Review

    MSI has launched a new high end entry to its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING series lineup. The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO has a lot of performance with improved cooling compared to previous GAMING series video cards. We’ll see how well it performs in several games, and overclock it as high as we can.
     
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  2. Balthazar2k4

    Balthazar2k4 CoreJizzer For Life

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    Really is funny how no matter what manufacturers do all of the high end boards end up at the same place. My FE version of the 1080 TI has an EVGA liquid cooler added to it and I get the same OC speeds. Clearly we are at the limit of the silicon.
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Yep, all about sound profile and cooling at this point.
     
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    MrDeaf Limp Gawd

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    holy moly... 1484g... That is a lot of weight to put on a pci-e slot, assuming the mobo doesn't sit parallel to the floor. No wonder mobo makers are using reinforced slots these days.
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    You can wear the biggest tinfoil hat you want, but when it comes to 1080 Ti video cards and what those are capable of the day we published the review, I stand by our statements.
     
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    TaintedSquirrel [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've had it in my cart all day, can't bring myself to checkout. Gonna wait and see what the holiday sales bring.
    Beast of a card though. Like I said in the other thread the base Lightning model is only $30 more expensive, I was really hoping the Trio would come in closer to $750.

    It comes with a big metal mounting bracket.
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I look forward to your results. Now let's get back on topic which is our review.
     
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    odditory [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yep, the Trio is grotesquely large compared to Strix 1080 Ti, and EVGA SC Black. It definitely runs the coolest of the three plus my Aorus Extreme not pictured, but of all the 1080 Ti's in my stable, my all around favorite remains the Strix.

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  9. Jayham

    Jayham Gawd

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    My GTX 1080 TI history as of launch goes:
    PNY Fe 1080ti + EVGA hybrid cooler
    EVGA 1080ti SC2
    EVGA Fe 1080ti + EK waterblock
    MSI 1080ti gaming X
    EVGA 1080 TI ftw3

    The best overclock by far on all of them was the EVGA Fe 2100/12GHz