- Feb 14, 2004
Gotcha beat lol.
In my opinion 1080 Ti Kingpin was the best looking variant with the all copper heatsink. The 20 series cards were ok looking. But the 30 series EVGA FTW3 cards just look ugly to me.The 10 series cards looked the best. The FTW3 was amazing. Now they have lost their way a bit with the design.
i posted this in another thread but yeah.Maybe somebody was watching a classic when they decided on the colors?
wasn’t there a series of Radeon cards we made this joke about way way back? Seems familiar.
I agree they were beautsIn my opinion 1080 Ti Kingpin was the best looking variant with the all copper heatsink.
Also, I want to point something out guys. The FTW and FTW ultra is all about aesthetics. My friend has the FTW 3090 and his performance and my performance are identical. He is also using the OC tool within nVidia Experience, same as I and we both have the same FPS in the same games. So save your $200 dollars.
I think the main difference between XC3 and FTW3 is that the heatsink is like twice the size, so I'm assuming there would be a difference in cooling performance. Other than 3x 8-pin vs 2x 8-pin I don't think there's any other differences.
XC3 cards are reference design where FTW3 is custom pcb. FTW3 likely has a better bin and has wayyy better power delivery. Alot more to it then a larger cooler and adding a 8 pin power.
FTW3 cards are not binned. FTW3 cards do have much higher power delivery, better cooling, and I believe more thermal monitoring points.XC3 cards are reference design where FTW3 is custom pcb. FTW3 likely has a better bin and has wayyy better power delivery. Alot more to it then a larger cooler and adding a 8 pin power.
I'm able to run my XC3 at +750 with no problems. Silicon lottery on the VRAM.Safe memory OC is +500mhz, pretty much all cards can handle that from what I have read. That's what my XC3 is running right now. If you go higher you will have to test with benchmarks as I believe too high memory won't crash or artifact exactly but it will take a long time correcting errors causing performance to take a hit.
FTW3 cards are not binned. FTW3 cards do have much higher power delivery, better cooling, and I believe more thermal monitoring points.
The higher power delivery is mostly a moot point as these GPUs are pretty much maxed out. You’ll push a massive 440w+ through it for a very minimal performance increase.
No, that is the definition of quality control.Pretesting chips to hit a specific clock is the definition of binning.
He says cards not chips but ok. Regardless FTW3 cards arent the same as XC3No, that is the definition of quality control.
Notice how he says they’re tested for OC and then distinctly says that 100% of the chips are not sorted and binned.
EDIT: let me clarify. Your definition is technically binning if it’s pretesting. But they make the card first and then test the clocks. Not pretested.