Exclusive: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Graphics Cards Prematurely Throttles Well Before Its Advertised Power Limit

By   /   Nov 11, 2017

There has been a lot of commotion surrounding the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 as users are reporting that the graphics card does not perform as well as other custom models and that the card throttles before the power limit which would indicate a problem with the GPU, a BIOS issue most likely. There have been multiple users with the same concern regarding the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3.

Users took to the EVGA forum and stated their displeasure but have been unable to get a satisfying reply so far. The issue was first reported on July 11, 2017. Besides the power delivery concern, some users also reported that the boost clock frequency is very erratic and appears to be less stable than other GTX 1080 Ti cards which they have owned or tested.

Some users have reported that they have owned base or lower-model GTX 1080 Ti video cards which at a lower set clock frequency and/or at a lower set power limit sustained higher power consumption than their GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 video card and/or have received scores which exceeded their GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 video card’s benchmark scores during synthetic benchmarking.

On September 6, 2017, EVGA Product Manager Jacob Freeman said “Looking into this.” and later on September 15, 2017 he said, “We cannot seem to reproduce this year[sic], try using 3DMark11 or Furmark.” Since then users have given feedback and provided test results for the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 but no solution to the problem has been provided.

It important to note that this is a premium graphics card and people have paid a lot of money for this and customer support should have an answer in 4 months. If EVGA has nothing to say about the matter then there is something fishy going on here which needs to be addressed. According to one user:

“The real problem is that you have known about this since before mid-July and have either denied it or you have avoided this forum post like the plague.”

In other news, the Nvidia Titan Xp Collector’s Edition has been announced and you can check that out here.

Let us know what you think about this issue with the EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 and whether or not you think there is something seriously wrong here.

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