NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Recommendations

Patrick

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Hey all,

Looking to do another ML build for STH. I think I would prefer getting a founder's edition GTX 1080 Ti card (probably used e.g. EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition Graphics Card | eBay ) since they are less expensive and the exhaust works for putting them into a rackmount server as well.

My one concern is that they are going to be ultra-loud screamers even at idle.

Does anyone have experience with the Founder's Edition cards?

Budget is a bit tight right now so I think I can only buy one.

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Patrick
 

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Unless you really need the extra compute per slot, go with a 1070. I put a EVGA 1070 in my desktop and its silent even under load.
 

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I've yet to hear my TitanX Pascal in a 100% Noctua case.... silent (probably just haven't put enough stress on it).
 

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Unless you really need the extra compute per slot, go with a 1070. I put a EVGA 1070 in my desktop and its silent even under load.
I have the ASUS STRIX 1070 but was thinking it is time to upgrade.

Then again, mid-model refresh is perhaps not the best time.
 

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I have the ASUS STRIX 1070 but was thinking it is time to upgrade.

Then again, mid-model refresh is perhaps not the best time.
While more expensive, I've read several reviews that say the Asus Strix 1080ti will turn the fan off, up to 55C, under load the number I keep seeing is 33db @ 70C. That's quite quiet for a high end card. The real question is the use case. Does your wife need the extra memory for ML or do you need to push a 4K monitor? I'd like to say I'm at that point but I can't.

There's another discussion going on about NVidia still working on the heat profile of their HBM2 i.e. it runs very hot. They may very well fix it - they are pretty smart - but if you needed an unfounded rationalization to do a mid-model refresh, there you go.
 

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Since you're just going to throw away the 107o STRIX I'll take it off your hands ;)
 

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I dont have a ti model but my Zotac 1080 card is silent under most desktop usage. ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 AMP Extreme | ZOTAC

I have it hooked up to my dell alienware laptop using their graphic amplifier. You can see it in this messy picture that the fans are completely off while the laptop is running three monitors (lcd screen, dell 34 inch and dell 24 inch)
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Here is Firestorm app showing its hovering around 51C with fans at 0%
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Its a larger card, as you can see i had to modify my alienware graphic amplifier to make it fit.
Doing a quick run of GW2, brought the fans up to 13% which wasnt very loud. I had Gw2 graphics set to max and it was still doing 30-60 FPS on 3440x1440 monitor.
 

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@DWSimmons I have been on a single 43" 4K for over a year 43" 4K Ultra HD TV as a monitor v. 2x HP ZR30w 30" monitors

In hindsight, ditching the two older 30" was a great idea.

I do think I need the Ti to have relevant content for ML benchmarking/ discussions.
Alright.. So apologies in advance for butting into the conversation (my rather lengthy and well thought out input to the thread earlier is causing me to receive post notifications).. Since you bring up monitors, and 4K TV monitors at that, I couldn't help but toss in another two cents.

Approximately 6 months ago I replaced two 27" 4K TFT monitors with one of these:

LG OLED55C6P: C6 Curved OLED 4K Smart TV w/ webOS 3.0 | LG USA

..This has turned out to be one of the single most enjoyed IT expenditures I've ever made. Not cheap if bought new, but here in Houston they pop up regularly on craigslist (where I got mine new in the box for $1K).

Hate to sound like a fanboy, but provided you have a way to do full color depth 60Hz 4K over HDMI (2.0+), it's unlike any other monitor I've ever used.

Ok- done.
 

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Alright.. So apologies in advance for butting into the conversation (my rather lengthy and well thought out input to the thread earlier is causing me to receive post notifications).. Since you bring up monitors, and 4K TV monitors at that, I couldn't help but toss in another two cents.

Approximately 6 months ago I replaced two 27" 4K TFT monitors with one of these:

LG OLED55C6P: C6 Curved OLED 4K Smart TV w/ webOS 3.0 | LG USA

..This has turned out to be one of the single most enjoyed IT expenditures I've ever made. Not cheap if bought new, but here in Houston they pop up regularly on craigslist (where I got mine new in the box for $1K).

Hate to sound like a fanboy, but provided you have a way to do full color depth 60Hz 4K over HDMI (2.0+), it's unlike any other monitor I've ever used.

Ok- done.
Pics of your setup please :)
 
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@AJXCR I would love to do that but not enough space on my desk. If I move somewhere that is not $900-1000/ sq ft real estate, then I am getting a big desk and many monitors.
 

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@AJXCR I would love to do that but not enough space on my desk. If I move somewhere that is not $900-1000/ sq ft real estate, then I am getting a big desk and many monitors.
That's not a valid excuse... its only a few mm thick! What are we talking.. 16:9, 55" diag.. 47.9" wide, 10mm thick => 0.131 ft^2, that's only $117-$131 of real estate! Sounds like justification for purchase.
 

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FE blowers are not loud, I built two titan xps and a 1080ti (same cooler) in a core V1 itx case for gaming/VR pcs. All of them are in a living room or den.

Literally all the FE are the same card, you are just choosing which AIB vendor any RMA/warranty is handled by.
 
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That's not a valid excuse... its only a few mm thick! What are we talking.. 16:9, 55" diag.. 47.9" wide, 10mm thick => 0.131 ft^2, that's only $117-$131 of real estate! Sounds like justification for purchase.
The bigger issue is that means that I have a small house/ desk by much of the standard set by the majority of the US geographies.
 

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The bigger issue is that means that I have a small house/ desk by much of the standard set by the majority of the US geographies.

Just giving you a hard time.... Although I've always been a highrise guy which doesn't really capitalize on the whole Texas low $/ft^2 stereotype. I find prioritization to be the key :D

"Functional decorating".... (Hifi/OLED Displays/Server Racks/etc) :rolleyes:
 
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+1 for the asus strix 1080 Ti... it's a fast card and very quiet... I Can't even hear it under full load! It replaced my 2 x 1080's in SLI and not regretting it at all.
 
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FE blowers are not loud, I built two titan xps and a 1080ti (same cooler) in a core V1 itx case for gaming/VR pcs. All of them are in a living room or den.

Literally all the FE are the same card, you are just choosing which AIB vendor any RMA/warranty is handled by.
FE cards are so called "premium reference" designs but with the throttling issues that the non-reference designs do not suffer from. Maxwell didn't have such throttling issues and it's Nvidia decision to focus on fan profiles for quiet operation rather than performance.