Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti round-up: which one is the best?

ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Inno3D and MSI compared



The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the graphics card to buy if you don't want to make any concessions on your gaming experience. In this round-up we're comparing the ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Edition, Inno3D GeForce GTX 1080 Ti iChill X3 Ultra and MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X. We do this using a brand new set of benchmarks and of course our extensive tests in the area of cooling and noise levels. Which manufacturer has the best GTX 1080 Ti? After reading this article you'll know.

In March Nvidia introduced its new flagship model for the GeForce series. The GTX 1080 Ti is based on the same GP102 GPU as the Titan X Pascal and this chip is the fastest one for gaming purposes from Nvidia right now. The potential of the chip is huge, but the Founders Edition turned out to once again not be great in terms of cooling.

Pretty much all manufacturers think they can do better than Nvidia's stock cooler and therefore they've released their own models based on the GTX 1080 Ti. In this round-up we're testing graphics cards from five big players, who all claim to have the best cooler, whilst offering the most features and silent operation. Of course only one can be the best: for this reason we've tested all cards extensively.

We're also introducing a completely revamped test method with this round-up, which is derived from the testing procedure we've been using since the launch of the GTX 1080 Ti for 3D chips. This means that we've refresh our line-up of games and tests on resolutions that are most relevant for a certain type of graphics card. Read more about this on the test method pagina; on the following pages we'll introduce the graphics card separately.

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