COLORFUL iGame GTX 1080 Ti KUDAN Review

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

Testing platform & methodology

Testing platform
CPU : Intel Core i7 6800K @ 4200 MHz
CPU Cooler : NZXT Kraken X61NZXT
Motherboard : ASUS X99-A II
Memory : G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 3200 MHz 16-18-18-38-2NG.Skill
Display : Crossover 289K (4096×2160)
SSD : Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2
PSU : EVGA SuperNova 850 G2
OS : Windows 10 x64 PRO

Starting from this review we are going to share the exact settings used for each card. Because no custom RX Vega is used in this review, we decided to use Turbo mode rather than Balanced. This should give a better comparison with other custom models.

Graphics cards in this review
ManufacturerGraphics Card ModelBoost ClockModeGPU Driver
COLORFULGeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB iGame KUDAN1784 MHz(OC Mode)387.92 WHQL
MSIGeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING X1683 MHz(Gaming Mode)387.92 WHQL
MSIGeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X+1847 MHz(Gaming Mode)387.92 WHQL
COLORFULGeForce GTX 1070 8GB iGame X-TOP1860 MHz(OC Mode)387.92 WHQL
AMDRadeon RX Vega 64 8GB1546 MHz(Turbo Mode)17.8.2 BETA
 AMDRadeon RX Vega 56 8GB1471 MHz(Turbo Mode)17.8.2 BETA

New method of presenting data

Simple bar charts were replaced with more sophisticated time-based graphs, which will not only tell you the maximum, 1% low and average values but also the actual value at each stage of the test.

Under each graph, you will find four metrics: maximum, average, 1% low and delta. Those should be self-explanatory, but I will only mention 1% low is based on the 1% of the lowest values. This means that benchmark glitches, such as sudden performance spikes, should be eliminated from equations. Finally, the delta will tell what’s the difference between MAX and MIN values (the absolute values). This is a very interesting metric for clock speed or GPU temperatures.

Pay attention to the labels on the Y axis. Some charts will start from 0 (like frame-rate charts), but some will start from minimum values (like GPU temperatures or clock speeds). This is important to give you a better visual presentation of the data we collected.




by WhyCry