PNY XLR8 GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Card Review
Peter Donnell / 2 weeks ago
PNY XLR8 GTX 1080 Ti
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card series has been with us for some time now, and that means we’ve got plenty of aftermarket products from many of the top gaming brands around the world. The latest we have in the eTeknix office is the PNY GeForce GTX 1080 Ti XLR8 gaming OC graphics card. This new card comes with a reasonable factory overclock, taking the graphics cards boost speed up to 1645 MHz, and it keeps all this performance in check with its new triple fan cooler and a full-length aluminium back plate.
This isn’t the craziest GTX 1080 Ti we have seen to date, but it does seem like a big upgrade in terms of cooling performance over the reference model and that means it should run cooler, quieter, and harder for longer while you are gaming. This is especially true since PNY say the new cooler performance three times better than their previous generation cooler. The only downside to this design is but it doesn’t appear to have a 0 RPM operation mode, a feature that is often lacking on PNY graphics cards; at least on the ones we have tested in the past.
Fast and Silent
“The latest addition to the ultimate gaming platform, this card is packed with extreme gaming horsepower, next-gen 11 GBps GDDR5X memory, and a massive 1GB frame buffer. PNY’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti XLR8 Gaming Edition offers fast performance and silent operation.” – PNY
Obviously, this graphics card includes all the features you would expect of a 1080 Ti. It still features 3584 CUDA cores, 11GB of VRAM, SLI support, and much more. Those who are eager to run the cards in SLI will be happy to know that it’s a strict deal slot design, so it shouldn’t conflict in motherboards that have tighter spacings.