COLORFUL iGame GTX 1080 Ti KUDAN Review

Published: 21st Oct 2017, 20:22 GMT   Comments

iGame GTX 1080 Ti KUDAN: The King of Custom Cards

There are cards that I would like to test and there are cards that I would love to test. KUDAN is one of the most expensive and hardest to find graphics cards in the world. It took me few months to convince Colorful to send one of these cards for this review. Two weeks ago, the package arrived. No marketing materials were provided for this review, no one told me what to do with this card and how to test it. This review is my take on the KUDAN series.

Let’s start with the basics. This model is Colorful’s fastest graphics card (ever made). It was released few months after Founders Edition and it is only available in China (if you are lucky to find it). This card is very expensive, it costs around 1599 USD, that’s more than twice as much as GTX 1080 Ti FE.

The iGame 1080Ti Kudan comes with Pascal GP102-350 GPU packed with 3584 CUDA cores. KUDAN ships with 11 GB of Micron GDDR5X memory across 352-bit interface.

AT A GLANCE
16nm GP102-350 3584 11GB G5X 352b 1658 / 1785  MHz 1599 USD
GRAPHICS
PROCESSOR
CUDA
CORES
MEMORY
CONFIGURATION
BASE /
BOOST CLOCK
PRICE

There are manufacturers who guarantee 2025 MHz clocks for overclocking. KUDAN ships with this frequency out of the box. Of course, don’t just take my word for it, take a look at the following chart listing the fastest GTX 1080 Ti models from all major manufacturers and later in this review, detailed frequency analysis.

THE FASTEST GEFORCE GTX 1080 TI PER MANUFACTURER
COLORFUL iGame KUDAN ?1652 MHz1785 MHz1376 MHz
GALAX HOF Limited Edition1645 MHz1759 MHz1376 MHz
ZOTAC AMP! Extreme1645 MHz1759 MHz1401 MHz
AORUS Xtreme Edition1632 MHz1746 MHz1431 MHz
ASUS ROG Poseidon1620 MHz1733 MHz1387 MHz
INNO3D iChill X4 Ultra1607 MHz1721 MHz1425 MHz
MSI Lightning Z1607 MHz1721 MHz1390 MHz
PALIT GameRock Premium1594 MHz1708 MHz1376 MHz
EVGA Kingpin1582 MHz1695 MHz1376 MHz
BASE CLOCK  BOOST CLOCK MEMORY CLOCK

KUDAN does not have three or four 8-pin power connectors. There is no need. Two connectors are more than enough to fit into NVIDIA’s power limits. By default, it has a TDP of 330W.

The clock speeds of 1652 and 1785 MHz (base and boost respectively) are the highest clock speeds for custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Colorful iGame GTX 1080 Ti KUDAN Specifications
VideoCardz.comGeForce GTX 1080GeForce GTX 1080 TiiGame GTX 1080 Ti KUDANRadeon RX Vega 64
Fabrication Process16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET14nm FinFET
GPUGP104-400GP102-350GP102-350Vega 10 XT
CUDA Cores2560358435844096
TMUs160224224256
ROPs64888864
Base Clock1607 MHz1480 MHz1652 MHz1247 MHz
Boost Clock1733 MHz1584 MHz1785 MHz1546 MHz
Eff. Mem. Clock10008 MHz11008 MHz11008 MHz1890 MHz
Memory8GB GDDR5X11GB GDDR5X11GB GDDR5X8GB HBM2
Memory Bus256-bit352-bit352-bit2048-bit
Power Connector1x 8-pin1x 6-pin, 1x 8-pin2x 8-pin2x 8-pin
TDP180W250W330W295W

Normal BIOS vs Turbo BIOS

Review Contents
Page 1 Introduction & Overview
Page 2 A closer look Card Design ● Hybrid Cooler
Page 3 A closer look Board Design ● LCD ● Bundle
Page 4 Testing platform & methodology
Page 5 GAME Battlefield 1 ● Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Page 6 GAME The Division ● Doom
Page 7 GAME Ghost Recon: Wildlands ● Hitman
Page 8 GAME Prey ● Rise of the Tomb Raider
Page 9 GAME Sniper Elite 4 ● Witcher 3
Page 10 SOFTWARE Colorful iGameZone II tool
Page 11 OVERCLOCKING
Page 12 STABILITY Core Clock ● Fan Speed
Page 13 STABILITY Temperature ● Noise Levels ● Power Consumption
Page 14 BENCHMARKS 3DMark Fire Strike ● Time Spy ● VRMark ● Unigine Superposition
Page 15 CONCLUSION




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