Our testing methods
As always, we did our best to deliver clean test numbers. Our test system was configured as follows:
|Processor||Intel Core i7-7700K|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8|
|Memory type||G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3866 (rated),
run at DDR4-3200
|Hard drive||Samsung 960 EVO 500GB SSD
2x Corsair Neutron XT 480GB SSDs
1x Kingston HyperX 480GB SSD
|Power supply||Corsair RM850x|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro with Creators Update|
|Driver revision||GPU base
|Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G (gaming mode)||GeForce 381.65||1607||1721||11.23||11264|
|Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G (OC mode)||1632||1746||11.45|
|Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition||1480||1582||11|
Since we don't have any other custom GeForce GTX 1080 Tis in the lab yet, we're using Nvidia's Founders Edition card as our point of reference. Fitting.
Since we've already performed extensive "Inside the Second" testing on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, we won't be repeating that work here. Instead, we'll be using the canned benchmarks from Rise of the Tomb Raider and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor to generate a quick sense of each card's relative performance in average FPS.
Our testing methods are generally publicly available and reproducible. If you have any questions about our methods or results, be sure to leave a comment on this article or join us in the TR forums.