EVGA GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 Review

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Overclocking Results

Before I get too far down into the rabbit hole that is GTX 1080 overclocking, it should be mentioned that board partner cards will come in two forms: ones which are based off of the reference board and those while are completely custom designs. EVGA’s GTX 1080 Superclocked ACX 3.0 falls into the former category which means it may have additional thermal capacity due to its upgraded heatsink but key overclocking factors like the Power Limit and Voltage Limit remain unchanged. If you want potentially higher overclocks, the FTW or Classified versions supposedly offer increases in both those respects.

So what does this mean for EVGA’s card? Its core speed edged out our Founders Edition sample by a slim margin but memory speeds fell a bit short. Once again a limited amount of voltage input (even with EVGA’s awesome per-point voltage increases) completely put a damper on overclocking. Now granted a 300MHz increase core speed increase and memory running in excess of 11Gbps is nothing to sneeze at but there’s obviously much more left in the tank especially when you consider the insanely low temperatures.

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