NVIDIA GTX 1080 TI Turbo vs TI FE vs TI Strix *11G
#1
Hello brothers and sisters, please share the results of video card tests, thank you.
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#2
It's simple:

Turbo = no
FE = yes
Strix = no

Smile
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#3
why????
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#4
The founders edition cards exhaust all of the hot air out the back of the case, very useful if you have multiple cards all packed in together with hashcat pushing them to 100% all the time.

The reason other cards with blower type fans exist is that for gaming, they only get utilised in bursts so cooling isn't a big issue
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#5
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TI FE
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TI TURBO
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TI Strix
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Is there a difference?
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#6
Yes, yes there is a difference. There are numerous posts all about these forums such as here 

Quote:I feel like this has been covered ad nauseam, but I'll explain it once more.

The difference between reference design cards and OEM design cards is quality and reliability.

Reference design cards are over-engineered and excel in a variety of workloads and operating conditions. They use high-quality components and generally spare little to no expense in the card's design. Therefore they are expensive to manufacture, and the profit margins are very slim. This is not a problem for the chip designer though, as they make their money by manufacturing/selling the GPU chips or licensing the chip IP / reference design schematics, not from selling complete cards.

OEMs, on the other hand, do make their money by selling cards. Because of the slim margins on reference design cards, OEMs design their own variants of the card, using the reference design as a reference (hence the name.) OEMs achieve significant cost savings by re-using previous designs, using lower-quality components, and taking shortcuts wherever possible. Rather than being over-engineered like reference design cards, they are engineered to achieve the minimum acceptable quality for narrow use-cases -- mainly gaming -- while maximizing profits.

The resulting product is a very cheap board that just happens to use the same GPU chip as the reference design card. Neither the cooling solution nor the substitute components can typically handle the stress of compute applications, resulting in overheating and/or untimely demise of the card. Typically when a GPU burns out, the GPU chip itself is fine -- it's some other component on the card that has failed, and it failed because it was of inferior quality compared to the one used on the reference design.

It is for these reasons that we advise people to never buy OEM design cards, because they are junk and you will likely just be throwing money away. - Epixoip

So when we tell you to use founders edition/reference design cards, you should use founders edition/reference design cards.
We do not bench non reference design cards because they are no good at password cracking and would be a waste of money and resources to do such a thing.
Please use FE and only FE, and do not worry about any non FE card. Smile
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#7
thanks to all.
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#8
(09-06-2017, 07:31 PM)phahRoe1 Wrote: TI FE
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TI TURBO
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TI Strix
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Is there a difference?

Hi,

Great question. Is there any difference on the Turbo and FE version? They look very similar with a single cooler.

Also, I found from another manufacture (PNY) two models (FE and Blower) and they looks like identical. What is the difference? Anyone knows?

Thanks.
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#9
Read the longer post by MrMeeseeks (original from epixoip). It's not only about the coller-fan but the systemboard makes the difference.

And to answer to the TO-question:
The results of the cards will always be the same, as long as they are running with the same speed. And only the FE ist build to run high loads of computing tasks for 24/7.
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