MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X PLUS Review

Published: 20th Apr 2017, 20:27 GMT | Comments

Memory

The most important change for GTX 1080 11 Gbps is the memory. This sample has memory manufactured by Micron. Micron database only lists one memory type rated at 11 Gbps and that’s MT58K256M321JA-110.

Thermal compound

MSI’s premium thermal compound is more liquid than what I use to see on other samples. I do think that there is little too much paste being used, which shouldn’t really affect temperature, but it’s much harder to remove.

The board

The GAMING X Plus also has the exact same PCB as GAMING X with 10-phase design powered through 6+8-pin power connectors:

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

DIMENSIONS

  • WIDTH: 27.9 cm
  • LENGTH: 14.0 cm
  • HEIGHT: 2.0-slot (42 mm)
  • WEIGHT: 1.1 kg

COOLING SOLUTION

  • Dual-fan Twin Frozr VI cooler with TORX 2.0 fans.

 

DISPLAY CONNECTORS

  • 3x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1x HDMI 2.0
  • 1x DVI-D DL

 

PCB DESIGN

  • 10 Phase power design
  • 1x 8-Pin power connector
  • 1x 6-Pin power connector

INTERFACE

  • PCI-Express 3.0 x16

MEMORY

  • Micron MT58K256M321JA-110

GPU Caps Viewer

Power limit

This sample has 220W power limit with a maximum at 250W.

 Power Draw : 16.37 W
 Power Limit : 248.60 W
 Default Power Limit : 220.00 W
 Enforced Power Limit : 248.60 W
 Min Power Limit : 90.00 W
 Max Power Limit : 250.00 W

Packaging

The card is bundled with quick start guide, a manual and CD with drivers.





by WhyCry