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Hardware Inno3D GeForce GTX 1080 iChill X3 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 22 Jul 2016.

  1. Dogbert666

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  2. SuperHans123

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    These prices are getting out of control.
    And you can't even turn all the settings up (Hairworks OFF)
    You could build a half decent PC for that money.
     
  3. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    Not only that, I don't think I would want a case big enough to accommodate it with the HDD cage in place.
     
  4. Hustler

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    My mid size Corsair 450D could take the card easily with it's HD cage in place, and I suspect any of the more prestige mid size cases from Phanteks, NZXT & Fractal Design would also, so you won't need a full size tower to house one of these.

    SLI would be out of the question though...but if you can afford two of these, you're probably not slumming it in a mid size case anyway. :)
     
  5. Anfield

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    *Insert shameless advertising for Cube cases*:D

    Seriously though, there are plenty of cases that have only tiny hdd cages that are out of the way (or can be relocated within the case).

    The dark days when every case had two fixed vertical sheets of steel in the front are long gone.
     
  6. Redsnake77

    Redsnake77 Useless Idiot

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    Probably a silly question but don't other manufacturers use better quality components in the power circuitry to ensure durability? Will this last as long as an Asus or EVGA card?
     
  7. Dogbert666

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    Often they do, especially with higher-end parts, with reasons such as better overclockability, better efficiency, longer lifespan all being reasons given. However, you're really just taking the manufacturer's word. Inno3D doesn't, as far as we know, use upgraded components here, but the card still has a 3-year warranty, which is the same as the Asus GTX 1080 Strix and EVGA GTX 1080 Cheesecake, for example.
     
  8. Sanien

    Sanien What's a Dremel?

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    I wouldn't worry too much about quality with 3 year warranty, not many that buy these card keep them 3 years anyways.
     
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    The quality of the RMA procedure and how much of a ball ache it is, is of FAR more importance than length of warranty IMO.
     
  10. Anfield

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    Which is completely irrelevant in all EU countries during the first two years as you can just deal with the shop where you bought it, so zero difference between different card brands.
     
  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    Perhaps I overstated it a bit but, I don't buy into the idea that a big cooler is good, a bigger cooler is better but, a bloody massive cooler is marvellous, especially as the merely big cooler is likely to be more than adequate to the task. Surely with a graphics card it is performance that matters, not physical size. Good design is cleverer than just make it bigger and grab the money of the gullible.
     
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    If I had known all the problems with the thermal throttling I'd have waited for a few weeks before jumping in. I'm amazed at all the negative publicity over the RX480 drawing a few extra watts and hardly anyone mentioning the reference 1080 heavily throttling at 82c
     
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    how it is relivent to a review about a card that will be at least 20c away from the throttle limits? And can be fixed by simply increasing the fan speed ? Most people buy the stock card for water cooling or because they need a blower cooler. Theres very little reason beside this.

    Even at 82c its still above 1800 boost on most of the reviews ive saw of it. Which is still 100mhz above the stock indicated boost.
     
  14. SuperHans123

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    I'm sorry but it is just not acceptable, in 2016, to be able to get away with spelling relevant as relivent.
     
  15. David

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    Don't be a douche. If you were interested solely in correcting a spelling error you could've sent a PM. You chose to do it in public - that's just ego.
     
  16. SuperHans123

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    No it's just correction.
    How can you not look at that back and think it looks right?
     
  17. Badelhas

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    Nice review. Are you thinking about reviewing the 1070 version of this card?
    Cheers
     
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