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Best 1080 ti for overclocking and cool temperatures as well.

Hey guys im so confused between gtx 1080 ti , there are only 3 option available for me
1. EVGA gtx 1080 ti ftw3
2. Aorus gtx 1080 ti xtreme
3. Zotac gtx 1080 ti Amp Extreme.
other model are not available in my area and i want a cool card with high overclocking capabilities , noise and price is not an issue.
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    Well in terms of PCB and VRM quality I would say the FTW3 is the clear winner of the three. I would also give the FTW 3 the leg up in cooling as well, it does not have as big of a cooler as the massive thing on the zotac card but it does have thermal pads between everything that produces heat and the main heatsink. Neither the zotac or aorus card go as crazy with cooling every component on the PCB. The EVGA card is also the only one with VRM and VRAM temp sensor's which is helpful with core and memory overclocking.

    FTW3 1080 ti PCB analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UURdOEMrCA

    Aorus 1080 ti PCB analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6npIkK5k5Q

    Zotac amp 1080 ti review (couldn't find a pcb analysis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiLSxhyiZss
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  2. Dunlop0078 said:
    Well in terms of PCB and VRM quality I would say the FTW3 is the clear winner of the three. I would also give the FTW 3 the leg up in cooling as well, it does not have as big of a cooler as the massive thing on the zotac card but it does have thermal pads between everything that produces heat and the main heatsink. Neither the zotac or aorus card go as crazy with cooling every component on the PCB. The EVGA card is also the only one with VRM and VRAM temp sensor's which is helpful with core and memory overclocking.

    FTW3 1080 ti PCB analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UURdOEMrCA

    Aorus 1080 ti PCB analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6npIkK5k5Q

    Zotac amp 1080 ti review (couldn't find a pcb analysis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiLSxhyiZss

    yeah but i saw that zotac one has 16+2 power phase and aorus has 14+2 while evga has only 10+2
    i also like the evga one but after seeing reviews of aorus im felling in love with aorus
    already saw gamer nexus video on zotac and its getting hot on vram and other components to 100c
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  3. They all perform similar and you would not notice any real difference in FPS between them all whether overclocked or not. No GPU will offer a massive improvement in overclockability over another. I would go for the best deal. Of the three, I'd choose EVGA first just because they have superior customer service and support should you need it while the card is under warranty. I've heard horror stories trying to deal with Zotac and they do not include global warranty support, so depending on the nation you live in, you may be screwed if your GPU dies while still under warranty (3 years). Here's an example of the Zotac and Aorus cards in comparison to overclocking tests:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/zotac_geforce_gtx_1080_ti_amp_extreme_review,39.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_aorus_gtx_1080_ti_xtreme_gaming_review,40.html
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  4. 10tacle said:
    They all perform similar and you would not notice any real difference in FPS between them all whether overclocked or not. No GPU will offer a massive improvement in overclockability over another. I would go for the best deal. Of the three, I'd choose EVGA first just because they have superior customer service and support should you need it while the card is under warranty. I've heard horror stories trying to deal with Zotac and they do not include global warranty support, so depending on the nation you live in, you may be screwed if your GPU dies while still under warranty (3 years). Here's an example of the Zotac and Aorus cards in comparison to overclocking tests:

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/zotac_geforce_gtx_1080_ti_amp_extreme_review,39.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_aorus_gtx_1080_ti_xtreme_gaming_review,40.html


    now zotac is out of the list because of their poor service
    now aorus or evga
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  5. skpatel71 said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    Well in terms of PCB and VRM quality I would say the FTW3 is the clear winner of the three. I would also give the FTW 3 the leg up in cooling as well, it does not have as big of a cooler as the massive thing on the zotac card but it does have thermal pads between everything that produces heat and the main heatsink. Neither the zotac or aorus card go as crazy with cooling every component on the PCB. The EVGA card is also the only one with VRM and VRAM temp sensor's which is helpful with core and memory overclocking.

    FTW3 1080 ti PCB analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UURdOEMrCA

    Aorus 1080 ti PCB analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6npIkK5k5Q

    Zotac amp 1080 ti review (couldn't find a pcb analysis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiLSxhyiZss

    yeah but i saw that zotac one has 16+2 power phase and aorus has 14+2 while evga has only 10+2
    i also like the evga one but after seeing reviews of aorus im felling in love with aorus
    already saw gamer nexus video on zotac and its getting hot on vram and other components to 100c


    It's a quadrupled 4 phase from my understanding not a true 16 phase VRM. It also uses the same voltage controller as the aorus card which is actually worse than the voltage controller nvidia use's on reference 1080 ti. The EVGA even with it's 10 phase has more current capability than either of the two.
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  6. Dunlop0078 said:
    skpatel71 said:
    Dunlop0078 said:
    Well in terms of PCB and VRM quality I would say the FTW3 is the clear winner of the three. I would also give the FTW 3 the leg up in cooling as well, it does not have as big of a cooler as the massive thing on the zotac card but it does have thermal pads between everything that produces heat and the main heatsink. Neither the zotac or aorus card go as crazy with cooling every component on the PCB. The EVGA card is also the only one with VRM and VRAM temp sensor's which is helpful with core and memory overclocking.

    FTW3 1080 ti PCB analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UURdOEMrCA

    Aorus 1080 ti PCB analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6npIkK5k5Q

    Zotac amp 1080 ti review (couldn't find a pcb analysis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiLSxhyiZss

    yeah but i saw that zotac one has 16+2 power phase and aorus has 14+2 while evga has only 10+2
    i also like the evga one but after seeing reviews of aorus im felling in love with aorus
    already saw gamer nexus video on zotac and its getting hot on vram and other components to 100c


    It's a quadrupled 4 phase from my understanding not a true 16 phase VRM. It also uses the same voltage controller as the aorus card which is actually worse than the voltage controller nvidia use's on reference 1080 ti. The EVGA even with it's 10 phase has more current capability than either of the two.


    yeah i also saw some bad reviews of zotac customer service , now its not in my list , confused between aorus and evga only , can you tell me if i have to do rma evga will pay for both side shipping charges because their nearest ema center is in another country.
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  7. skpatel71 said:
    [yeah i also saw some bad reviews of zotac customer service , now its not in my list , confused between aorus and evga only , can you tell me if i have to do rma evga will pay for both side shipping charges because their nearest ema center is in another country.


    Well if you dig around you can find complaints of all the main video card partners, but EVGA has the least amount of complaints by far. And if you do have to RMA (which I had to with a dead EVGA GTX970), you'll need to pay for shipping the card to them (they'll pay to ship the replacement to you). This is standard RMA practice though across all companies.

    I forgot to mention another thing I like about EVGA is they will send you a brand new factory replacement video card under normal circumstances if the GPU is still in production. Other companies may send a factory refurbished one as a replacement. Now what I have not done is heard how any of these companies handle replacing a dead video card after it's out of production and a new generation GPU took its place (say a GTX 1070 vs. a still-under-warranty GTX 970).
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