Here’s the thing. I’ve been browsing amazon lately and I’ve realized that the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti is still about 30% cheaper than the MSI GTX 1080 Ti I’ve reviewed some days ago. This drew my attention because price is often tailored by the demand. I still see people buying MSI cards for their rigs, which is why I’ve decided to test both cards and see the difference with my own eyes. You can find the MSI GTX 1080 Ti review here and now it’s time to find out more about the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC.
For this test, I’ve assembled a rig of three Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti GPUs. Let’s take a look at the results.
After a quick glance at the specs, we can notice that the Gigabyte has got slightly lower core OC clocks than the MSI one. We are talking about 1-2% difference. How will this affect hashrate? We will see in a minute.
The Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti uses three fans, while the MSI version only has two. The only downside to that is that the Gigabyte one does not use dual ball bearings. This renders the fans somehow noisier, especially after some months of mining.
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC BLACK Mining Benchmarks
For these tests I will be using the best miners I could find for every coin. For Ethereum, I will also be using the OhGodAnETHlargementPill, which is a tool that considerably increases ETH mining hashrate for 1080/1080 Ti cards. This means that this card will have an unusually high Ethereum hashrate. Does that mean that the 1080 Ti is still a viable option for Ethereum? Let’s take a look:
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC Black Ethereum Hashrate Stock Clocks (Micron Memory)
Overall, I believe the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti is not worse than its MSI counterpart. The price difference is caused by several reasons including marketing but not performance. As a miner, the Gigabyte GTX 1080Ti is still a solid option thanks to its great mining results and resale value. Plus, if you’ve got one of those sitting in your gaming rigs, you can easily use it to make some additional money in the spare time.
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