EVGA GTX 1080 FTW review: The most powerful graphics card in the world, made better

This is the GeForce GTX 1080 you’ve been waiting for.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider is flat-out one of the most gorgeous games ever released, especially if you have a powerful graphics card capable of pushing high frame rates with all the bells and whistles enabled. The GTX 1080 is just such a card, landing at around 60 frames per second even at 4K resolution. It blows everything else out of the water. AMD’s flagship Fury X, meanwhile, can only hit roughly half that.

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Out of the box, the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW’s performance lands smack-dab between the stock GTX 1080 Founders Edition and the overclocked Founders Edition. As with Hitman, we test RoTR in DirectX 11, as its bolted-on DX12 support actually results in lower average frame rates—though it also raises minimum average frame rates by a decent margin, resulting in a smoother overall experience.

Next page: Far Cry Primal performance

At a Glance
  • This is the GeForce GTX 1080 you’ve been waiting for. The EVGA GTX 1080 FTW puts EVGA's personal touch on Nvidia’s beastly card, and it's a winner, from its high base clock and custom cooling to its extra 8-pin power connection.

    Pros

    • Dual 8-pin connections amps up the potential for lofty overclocks
    • Efficient ACX 3.0 cooling
    • Overclocked in excess of 2.1GHz on air
    • Outstanding performance on all benchmarks

    Cons

    • Requires a little more power than the Founder's Edition
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