Thursday, September 1, 2016

Upgrading My GPU To A Nvidia GTX 1080 FTW

I was finally able to pick up a GTX 1080 at it's MSRP for my gaming rig. For months now the EVGA Nvidia GTX 1080s have been way over priced. I know I could have found other brands, but I really like EVGA graphic cards. I have been using them in my builds for the last 10 years since BFG went down hill and then out of business.

I was currently running a EVGA Nvidia GTX 770. There was nothing wrong with the card but I knew it was temporary when I first bought it. Back in March 2014 when I built my latest gaming rig that I currently use now, I wanted a GTX 780. While researching parts I found out the GTX 700 series was being phased out for the GTX 900 series. So I didn't want to drop a lot of cash on something that was going to be replaced in the future. As time went by I decided to wait it out for the generation after the GTX 900s. When the GTX 1000 series was announced I felt it was time to upgrade to a GTX 1080. When the Nvidia GTX 1080 was launched in May 2016, you couldn't find them anywhere and when you did the prices were crazy. Like $1000 starting price crazy. So I waited till I was able to find this gem on Amazon at its MSRP of $679.99. The EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0, specs are:

-1721MHz Base Clock
-1860MHz Boost Clock
-275.3GT/s Texture Fill Rate
-8GB GDDR5X Memory
-1000MHz Memory Clock
-320GB/s Memory Bandwidth

After installing this puppy in my current gaming rig, I was able to play DOOM (2016) at Ultra settings while never going below 60 Frames Per Second at 1920x1080 resolution. Can't wait to bump up the settings on all the other games I play. I am pleased with this bad ass GPU from EVGA. It destroys my old GTX 770. But I do have to say that the size of this card is much bigger compared to the GTX 770. I almost thought it wasn't going to fit in my computer, but it did.

You can check out more pictures of the install and spec information on my current gaming rig at my site called JB The Gamer's Gaming Rig. If you are interested in the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 card, now is the time to start looking. The prices have come down to normal and are starting to stay in stock. You can pick this bad boy up over at Amazon by Clicking Here.


  1. I can buy that but justifying that to the wife isn't going to fly heh. I'll need Mike to find a way of making doing like I really do need to update my computer. I'm still running a 500 series lol.

  2. Yeah, I have been saving up. I haven't bought a high-end graphics card in 10 years. Though the GTX 1070 is a great card as well.