EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite With 12 GHz Memory Has More Memory Bandwidth Than RX Vega 64 With Expensive HBM2
The EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite features a memory clock speed of 12 GHz which allows it to have a bandwidth of 528.3GB/s. This is more than an AMD RX Vega 64 which features more expensive HBM2 memory and for comparison, it is even more than the Kingpin edition from EVGA. While the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite has the upper hand in bandwidth it falls shy in clock speeds.
The EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite has a base clock of 1569 Mhz and can boost to 1683 Mhz, the kingpin edition, on the other hand, has a base clock of 1582 Mhz and the boost clock is 1695 Mhz. While the difference is not a major one, it is still there.
The EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite comes with the new iCX technology which features 9 sensors for temperature monitoring. EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite has a dual slot design which should make it easy to install just like any other graphics card. While there is no official price for the GPU a suggested price of $849.99 is mentioned on the official site.
EVGA Elite members can get the GPU at a discounted price of $819.99 after rebate. It is impressive to see what EVGA has been able to do with GDDR5X memory. Considering that it is cheaper than HBM2 EVGA has been able to overclock the memory to such a degree that the memory bandwidth is actually higher than HBM2 that is being used in AMD Vega GPUs.
The performance of AMD Vega was pretty disappointing and due to the complications of making HBM2, AMD is unable to supply graphics cards to the market. Word has it that reference design models will be available in October as well as custom RX Vega GPUs that should be coming out later in October.
Let us know what you think about the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite.