Date Joined: 10/26/04
Pros: IPS screen
Cons: CPU power throttles to 25W TDP despite being rated for 45W. You can adjust the fan so it never temperature throttles, so that's not the issue.
Pros: Its a 1080.
Cost less than $500 after discounts after double checking my credit cards reward program.
Overclocks to 2 GHz at around 82C & 100% fan speed.
Cons: Fan is somewhat loud at 100%
Even though this is a short 1080 the card is still long for my old coolermaster centurion 5 case, I had to remove a hard drive to make it fit.
Overall Review: I had some trouble trying to get my computer to recognize the card. I installed the card and connected my DVI monitor to it. The monitor displayed an image though the 1080 but my computer would not show the 1080 in device manager. Only the integrated graphics on my 3570k showed up in device manager. My ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 saw a NVidia graphics card when I went into the BIOS. I knew the card couldnt be DOA.
I eventually got it to work by finding a website that gave a procedure for showing hidden devices in device manager via command line, then deleting my old 970 while the 1080 was installed, then I deleted my old drivers & installed new ones. The 1080 was then recognized after that.