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Please recommend a GTX 1080 Ti card for DL

Discussion in 'Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and AI' started by frozen, Aug 11, 2017.

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    Hello, there are several companies selling cards of different variants using the GTX 1080 Ti, which brand and variant do you recommend? I plan to buy one card first and if needed, add more later.

    Somewhere I read a recommendation to stay away from the reference edition which I read is also called the Founders Edition. Shall we follow this advice? Do overclocked 1080 Ti performance significantly better? In the past, overclocked systems tended to fail sooner. Not sure if it is worth.

    I have not seen the motherboard for the Threadripper or Intel i9/X series. Do I have to worry that having a large cooling system on the GPU may not allow me to put several in the computer.
     
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    I know saying "they all perform the same" is not popular at all.

    Some of the big differences:
    • Size - cards like the ASUS STRIX use larger PCB. It can make for better cooling, but it can also cause fit issues in some chassis
    • Warranty
    • Clock speeds - if you are using Linux - it is harder to overclock and keep fans going
    • Fans/ cooling - if you are running them at home, it makes sense to get something quiet
    • Utilities - if you are using Windows
    Others may have different opinions, but they look similar in Linux.
     
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    Thanks. Which card are you using?

    I am worrying that liquid from the liquid cooling system may leak out to damage the expensive computer. How likely does that happen?
     
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    What type of deep learning are you doing? I would also recommend the EVGA FE 1080TI; I use them in my workstation x4 for light ML/DL computing for TF with image classification.
     
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