Finally.. The Ti. This is the major upgrade in terms of performance. Once I`ve read an article about R129 Mercedes and it began like this: “There is a time in grown mens life, when he finally is ready to drive a Mercedes-Benz coupe” 😀 It`s very similar when it comes to Gpus. I was finally ready to step up to the big boys league. The astonishing Pascal GP102 chip was wandering my mind from the very first day it was presented by Nvidia. After another month since the last graphics card swap, I`ve decided to do it one last time in this build – this time the performance increased so much I was awarded with the following achievement in 3dmark`s Time Spy test.
But let the card speak for itself. Again I`ve chosen the Extreme Edition for maximum performance.
At first it might be similar to my previous Aorus card, but don`t let the look deceive you. Cooler is bigger, whole fan chassis is aluminum, it`s heavier and has more premium feel to it. It has the GEFORCE GTX logo stamped next to SLI connectors, the RGB stripes are bigger, the cooper base plate is different but all of this are only ad dons to the main thing – GP102-350 and 11 GB of VRAM plus the 352 bit bus – the core reason for my happiness. Take a quick look at the properties comparison :
|GPU||Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Extreme Edition||Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Extreme Edition|
|CPU type and speed (boost)||GP104-400 – 1784 MHz (1936 MHz)||GP102-350 – 1632 MHz (1746 MHz)|
|RAM type and speed||8GB GDDR5X – 10400 MHz||11GB GDDR5X – 11448 MHz|
|Bus width||256 bit||352 bit|