EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid Review

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The packaging for FTW3 Hybrid belies the product contained within. From the outside you would be forgiven for guessing that it is very much a reference style product, given how closely the box apes the design of nVidia's own. As you can see from the picture below though, that couldn't be further from the truth.

An extremely nicely designed surround sprouts a 120mm radiator that gives the FTW3 Hybrid its name.

EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid Review  
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid Review  

EVGA haven't just bolted a 120mm AIO to the board and left it there as they might easily have done. The backplate is unique to EVGA and has a fabulous light up logo which you can see at both the top and bottom of this page, whilst there are plenty of vents to help dissipate what little residual heat there is after the majority has been removed by the cooler. The cooler itself has a copper mounting plate which has been designed to not only focus upon the controlling the thermals of the GPU but also helps keep the GDDR5X memory cool too.

With multiple power phases also producing heat it is important that the only cooling available isn't solely the AIO cooler, and EVGA have included a large fan to help push air across the card keeping the PCB cool more generally than the focussed nature of the 120mm radiator.


EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid Review  
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid Review  
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid Review  

The AIO itself is up to the high standards you would expect to find on a flagship EVGA product with thick braiding protecting the pipes and enough length to give you a certain amount of freedom in placing it within the case.


EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid Review  
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid Review  
EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Hybrid Review  

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16-10-2017, 13:12:34

AlienALX
I quite like it but I would want a fatter rad. Well, if you are going to chase the uber clocks any way. At around 2100mhz my Titan X gets uber hot and it's got a much bigger rad than this.

It needs something like the Fury X rad IMO. Something with more volume.Quote

16-10-2017, 13:25:00

Bartacus
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I quite like it but I would want a fatter rad. Well, if you are going to chase the uber clocks any way. At around 2100mhz my Titan X gets uber hot and it's got a much bigger rad than this.

It needs something like the Fury X rad IMO. Something with more volume.
According to the review, it tops out at 46C after an overnight run of Heaven at the highest settings. Sounds pretty good to me!Quote

16-10-2017, 13:29:30

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
According to the review, it tops out at 46C after an overnight run of Heaven at the highest settings. Sounds pretty good to me!
I don't even know how that is possible. I can hold around 2000mhz with temps in mid 50s. Mind you to be fair I did water cool my card during the hot part of the year, which was pretty darn long this year.

I should do some more testing now temps are dropping.

One thing I have noticed, though, is that this looks nothing like the original Hybrid "kit" they were selling that mysteriously vanished from the shelves. Usually when you got one you would use your cooler guts but this looks like it's all been changed.Quote

16-10-2017, 13:32:36

Bartacus
Maybe Tom put the PC next to an open window on a chilly evening. JK Tom! I've never been a fan of hybrids, but that does seem like quite the effective cooling combo.Quote

16-10-2017, 13:47:31

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Bartacus View Post
Maybe Tom put the PC next to an open window on a chilly evening. JK Tom! I've never been a fan of hybrids, but that does seem like quite the effective cooling combo.
Well I do know that the 1080Ti does not get as hot as a Titan XP. My card is insane fast though.

I love hybrids. I've had AIOs on my GPUs for years. Would have bought an EVGA if I could tbh, could have saved myself £70. Mind you, if I add a double rad I am sure my card would haul some serious ass Quote
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