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GTX 1080 Ti hits 2.5GHz on LN2, breaks 3DMark record

NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti already breaking records: hits 2.5GHz+ on LN2 and breaks 3DMark Time Spy world record
By Anthony Garreffa from Mar 14, 2017 @ 19:00 CDT

NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the best graphics card on the market - yep, I recommend it over the Titan X which costs $1200 but barely outperforms the GTX 1080 Ti that costs $699 - and now, we have a new 3DMark Time Spy world record.




Legendary overclocker 'Kingpin' used an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition under LN2, hitting a huge 2.5GHz, with the 11GB of GDDR5X memory clocked from 11Gbps to 12.5Gbps. The memory being overclocked to 12.5Gbps is a big deal, as we're looking at over 500GB/sec of memory bandwidth - all without using the next-gen HBM2 standard that AMD will be using on their upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics cards.




The overclock in question: with Kingpin using an Intel Core i7-6950X processor overclocked to 5.1GHz, EVGA X99 motherboard and one of EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition graphics cards.


Until now, the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark world record was 12,316 - achieved using an overclocked Titan X graphics card. The new record was set with the GTX 1080 Ti at 2.5GHz, hitting 13,291 - and considering the GTX 1080 Ti achieves somewhere around 9000-9500 points under normal clocks, this is a gigantic 45% increase. Awesome work there, Kingpin - this is a massive achievement.




But, it also puts a spotlight on the incredible design work NVIDIA has placed into the GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, in more ways than one. We have up to 250 amps of power, 8-phase dualFET design, high-end components, dual cooling areas, and so much more.




NVIDIA has made the best it can with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, and if these are the results we're looking at within the first two weeks... what can we expect from the custom GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards that are on the way?


Exciting times, people - it really is.


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