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Pros: Out of the box, using the Zotac Firestorm software that was included with this product, the card was able to boost to 2032MHz on the core, just by raising the power target. After unlocking the voltage slider, I was getting up to 2088MHz on core, and a whopping 12.2GHz on the memory. Noise is never an issue for me, so I can't comment on the fan noise, but it seems quieter than my older 980ti Zotac Amp! Extreme. This thing runs really cool. At idle it sits at around 32c. Most of the time gaming, even when overclocked, it never goes beyond 70c. Only when benchmarking have I seen it go higher. It runs Battlefield 1 at 2560x1440 all options maxed at a consistent 100FPS+ in DX12.
The color scheme of the LED's is RGB, so it's not yellow like what you see in the product images. It can be, if you so choose, but I currently have it to where the logo is purple on the front, the two LED bars on the sides are turquoise and the logo on the backplate is orange. Cyberpunk ftw. You can make it look however you want. The Firestorm software lets you choose any color from the color wheel. You can do breathing, cycle or static effects. Zotac has done a great job of updating their software. You can even set custom fan profiles to set a certain RPM based on temperatures. I'm one of those, "fans on 100% 24/7" types of people, but it's nice for those wanting to keep noise down.
The card sags less than my 980ti did, so that's good. Zotac has made improvements over their last top of the line Ti offering.
Cons: WIll not let you go above 1.093v on the core, nor can you unlock voltage for the memory, in the spectra panel options. The cooler on this card is overkill, and Zotac won't let you push the card too far, unless you do your own hard modding, by shunting the resistor.
Overall Review: This is a non-biased review. However, by leaving this review, I am "Participating in ZOTAC Experience”. By doing so, I am being entered in a drawing to win a free GPU or Magnus gaming system from Zotac! Their warranty seems pretty great, being as when you register the product, it activates a 5 year warranty. I have yet to deal with their warranty service center, as neither of my Zotac cards have given me any trouble at all.
Pros: - Runs at 2088mhz and stays at 66 degrees celcius
- Awesome 4k performance
- Massive in a good impressive way
Cons: - The lighting and Firestorm software have only been able to talk together once. I can't access it or change the LED config since, I don't really care about the lights but having a choice when you have them definitely counts.
Overall Review: I am really happy with my purchase so far
Pros: I bought this card to play games at 4K resolution. I have been able to play every game I try at 4K with good frame rates.
Cons: Fan stop is bad
Overall Review: So the cards configuration utility, firestorm, needs some work. I played Hunt: showdown first on this card and after playing for 15 minutes I reached in to feel the metal back plate of the card. As my hand approached the card I could feel the heat from 8 inches away! This thing was HOT! I couldn't even touch the back plate for more than a second. At first I thought that the fans were not working. They were working but at 10%. Turns out the factory fan curves for this card let it get really hot. The firestorm app doesn't give a lot of info on how to use it. Turns out the only way to gain manual control of the fans is to turn off fan stop first. This option is hidden in the app under the LED settings....ok? It is the small arrow looking control in the LED settings. Even if this card can take the heat it puts out with fan stop on I don't recommend it because it will raise the ambient temp in your case by a lot.
Pros: - Cool temperature.
- Fastest card I have.
Cons: - expensive
Overall Review: you should get this if you're looking for performance and cool temperature.
Pros: Working amazing
Big cheers to the packaging and delivery team, this arrived way earlier then I expected.
Cons: had to make minor adjustments to my case, the card is huge.
Pros: - Used to have a 1080 Ti Founder's and this GPU eliminates some lag areas I had with the Founder's.
- GG card for 1440p 165hz, this will last you til you go 4k
- Colors and program working great
Cons: - Blinking blue light inside the card, green light showing power is working.
- Program asks for permission every startup
Overall Review: - I highly recommend spending the extra money for this over Founder's Edition
- I don't plan on upgrading til I go 8 core and 4k in 2019-2020
Pros: Handles everything I throw at it. 4K or 1440p. It runs greats. RGB lights as well.
Pros: I'll get right to the point, as I'm not much of a writer. This is the beefiest heatsink I've EVER seen on a graphics card! The temps I get on this thing are absolutely amazing! Full intensity mining, at +100core +796mem, it doesn't even go past 60c and hovers around 55c, and fans are only at about 60% to achieve this. That's at 80%TDP of course, but it still achieves full speeds and isn't declocked(is around 2100mhz, with slight drops now and again) much at all at that TDP. As far as gaming, one older game i play, with settings maxed, it was running at around 35c WITHOUT THE FANS EVEN ON! FarCry 4, max graphics @1440p, it was right at the threshold where the fans aren't even needed. Maybe was at like 44c. Now I'm sure some of the other high end cards from asus, evga, or a few others managed to use some great coolers as well. The point is that this is the cheapest card offered at the level of performance available. I am DEFINITELY a Zotac fan now, and may switch to their products exclusively because of their pricing.
Cons: The Zotac software included, Firestorm, seemed to not work as well for achieving stable overclocks compared to MSI Afterburner. Maybe I'm biased, as I've used Afterburner for 10+ years it seems(don't remember when it came out). This really isn't a con, because the program works fine. I was just unable to fine tune it as quickly as with Afterburner, and it does offer nice access to tuning the RGB lights.
Overall Review: If you are considering a 1080ti, make price your deciding factor on the cards you are looking at, because Zotac offers the absolute best card for the money, and its the cheapest high-end overclocking solution available IMO. Also wanted to point out the custom fan settings they incorporated into the card bios, as you can't change these particular things I'm about to point out. Below about 40c(not sure of the exact temperature they have it set at) the fans don't even run, and thats because this cooler is so efficient. When you do reach the threshhold of fans kicking on, they burst to maybe 110%, and then come down to whatever speed you set manually, or the stock fan profile is decent too. I haven't read their reasoning for this, but I want to say its maybe to blast some dust away? Fans are SUPER quiet too, and you will only hear them at maybe 90%+. I wanna keep singing the praises of this card so people buy it, but I'd bet not many will even read this review, so I'll shutup now. ZOTAC FAN FOR LIFE!