MSI GTX 1080 TI ARMOR 11G OC Video Graphic Card £670.97 sold by Amazon US
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MSI GTX 1080 TI ARMOR 11G OC Video Graphic Card £670.97 sold by Amazon US

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Found 18th Sep 2017
Seems like a pretty good deal for an OC 1080ti
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£653 for me
The MSI 1080Ti armor edition has poor cooling, this is widely known. Wouldn't purchase.
Too expensive.
import tax
taras8 m ago

import tax


When you buy items from Amazon US (which are also despatched by them), import taxes are always included in the price.
I have a similar evga version with two fans and another with 3 fans (ftw3 edition) which cost slightly more. Easily go with the 3 fan version everytime as it's around 10 degrees cooler on load and much quieter.
I never quite understand paying exrtra for a factory over clock on an enthusiast card. Better cooler yes, clocked no.
Moist people aiming for this level of GPU will try clocking it anyway.
Odds on it's is going in an overclocked CPU build anyway.
ritchiedrama3 h, 32 m ago

The MSI 1080Ti armor edition has poor cooling, this is widely known. …The MSI 1080Ti armor edition has poor cooling, this is widely known. Wouldn't purchase.



I have have read this too, but still miles better in a gimped version than anything AMD has to offer, so what you gonna do.
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powerbrick48 m ago

I have have read this too, but still miles better in a gimped version than …I have have read this too, but still miles better in a gimped version than anything AMD has to offer, so what you gonna do.

I agree, AMD have very hot deals (pun intended)
Oneday774 h, 30 m ago

I never quite understand paying exrtra for a factory over clock on an …I never quite understand paying exrtra for a factory over clock on an enthusiast card. Better cooler yes, clocked no.Moist people aiming for this level of GPU will try clocking it anyway.Odds on it's is going in an overclocked CPU build anyway.



Then you are missing on the concept of 'processor binning'. The 'factory over clocked' cards are made both with a better processor that has been 'binned' and usually better voltage regulation, cooling, and other things that allow for higher OC's.
My Voodoo 1 will slaughter this card if you know the special unlock registry setting
Do people buy ultra-high end that much now? Isn't the sweet spot something like the GTX 1070 for price/performance - I get that people will always want the best for some cases, I'm just curious more than anything. I mean, a lot of people are offsetting card costs by mining in spare time but this isn't even that good at mining
ritchiedrama21 h, 18 m ago

The MSI 1080Ti armor edition has poor cooling, this is widely known. …The MSI 1080Ti armor edition has poor cooling, this is widely known. Wouldn't purchase.


I also saw lots of reports of this when I was hunting around for a 1080Ti. The Armor was looking like a good deal but with all the heat problems people were having, I just paid a bit extra for the Gaming X.
plewis0024 m ago

Do people buy ultra-high end that much now? Isn't the sweet spot something …Do people buy ultra-high end that much now? Isn't the sweet spot something like the GTX 1070 for price/performance - I get that people will always want the best for some cases, I'm just curious more than anything. I mean, a lot of people are offsetting card costs by mining in spare time but this isn't even that good at mining



store.steampowered.com/hws…rd/

Have a peep. Of course the 'value spot' is somewhere in the middle, that's how most products work.

The 10xx series makes up 17.61% of all GPUs.

37% 1060
20% 1050ti
19% 1070
12% 1060
9% 1080
3% 1080ti

Also interesting to note the RX 5xx doesn't have enough cards active to register any numbers, which means at most .15% share for any of those. And the 480 has .81% share, just a bit ahead of the 1080 ti at .56%
Nate149210 m ago

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/videocard/Have a peep. Of course …http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/videocard/Have a peep. Of course the 'value spot' is somewhere in the middle, that's how most products work.The 10xx series makes up 17.61% of all GPUs.37% 106020% 1050ti19% 107012% 10609% 10803% 1080tiAlso interesting to note the RX 5xx doesn't have enough cards active to register any numbers, which means at most .15% share for any of those. And the 480 has .81% share, just a bit ahead of the 1080 ti at .56%


I reckon that's because most 'decent' RX cards are being used for mining not gaming (much to your annoyance I'm sure!). If I was still gaming frequently, the GTX 1070 is what I would have gone with, though I wouldn't really call it a 'value' or 'mid-range' proposition, I do know what you mean. I suspect the 1050Ti is the 'value' option.
plewis007 h, 49 m ago

I reckon that's because most 'decent' RX cards are being used for mining …I reckon that's because most 'decent' RX cards are being used for mining not gaming (much to your annoyance I'm sure!). If I was still gaming frequently, the GTX 1070 is what I would have gone with, though I wouldn't really call it a 'value' or 'mid-range' proposition, I do know what you mean. I suspect the 1050Ti is the 'value' option.



The ratio of cards has been pretty stable, as in, even before the mining craze, AMD have tailed off for a long time.
Nate149218th Sep

Then you are missing on the concept of 'processor binning'. The 'factory …Then you are missing on the concept of 'processor binning'. The 'factory over clocked' cards are made both with a better processor that has been 'binned' and usually better voltage regulation, cooling, and other things that allow for higher OC's.



Usually only the top of the line cards are binned, the mid range AIB cards are normally the same card with a custom PCB for better power delivery and a beefy cooler slapped on. I really doubt the armor series is binned.


ritchiedrama18th Sep

The MSI 1080Ti armor edition has poor cooling, this is widely known. …The MSI 1080Ti armor edition has poor cooling, this is widely known. Wouldn't purchase.



Would do nicely for anyone planning to watercool it which is likely on a 1080 Ti.
Scribbinge11 m ago

Usually only the top of the line cards are binned, the mid range AIB cards …Usually only the top of the line cards are binned, the mid range AIB cards are normally the same card with a custom PCB for better power delivery and a beefy cooler slapped on. I really doubt the armor series is binned.Would do nicely for anyone planning to watercool it which is likely on a 1080 Ti.


Sure, but people looking for budget deals aren't going to buy this, then water cool it and pay another +£100 lol.
Scribbinge4 h, 0 m ago

Usually only the top of the line cards are binned, the mid range AIB cards …Usually only the top of the line cards are binned, the mid range AIB cards are normally the same card with a custom PCB for better power delivery and a beefy cooler slapped on. I really doubt the armor series is binned.Would do nicely for anyone planning to watercool it which is likely on a 1080 Ti.



Well, I thinking more along the lines of MSI would bin their 1080 Ti cards.

They offer tons of cards at different base/boost clocks and would be fairly poorly designed if they didn't bin all their cards and assign the best clocks to the best cards, specifically the Seahawk EK X (1569/1683) and the Lightning Z (1607/1721MHz).

That is mostly a guess....

As for binning on lower cards, the sheer number of options available on the website suggests they do indeed bin cards, maybe they only have a couple tiers of bin (Seahawk/lightning or not) but they absolutely are checking their cards for high OCs and sorting them.
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