Top super graphic cards for 4K Gaming

4K games require your hardware configuration to be high because, with a pixel density of four times FullHD 1080p, it can cause the normal graphics card to overload.

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the best GPU for gaming. It can handle 4K resolution without causing your PC to become “smokeless”.

In addition to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, gamers can consider the some variants of this card like GTX 1080 Ti by PNY, Asus and Zotac alongside the original version of Nvidia. All of these variants share the same GPU (GP102) as Nvidia’s reference, but they are more expensive than the original version because many OEMs make significant modifications to their graphics cards, including larger fans and larger radiators, which allow them to run cooler and quieter.

These hardware vendors also often design their own PCBs, which provide adjusting voltage and power efficiency for additional overclock headroom. Some vendors may also add more or faster video memory to their card. Finally, these video cards also provide more connectivity with fancy design and RGB options.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

  • CUDA Cores / Stream Processors: 3584
  • Texture Units: 224
  • ROPs: 88
  • Core Clock: 1480MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1582MHz
  • Memory Clock: 11Gbps GDDR5X
  • Memory Bus Width: 352-bit
  • V-Ram: 11 GB
  • Transistor Count: 12B
  • TDP: 250W
  • Power Connectors: 1×6 pin, 1×8 pin
  • Production Process: 16nm FinFET
  • Architecture: Pascal
  • GPU: GP102
  • Size: 10.5×4.37×2 inches
  • Connector: 3x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b
  • Price: $699

Nvidia’s graphic card, also known as Founders Edition, is the sole version that uses a single fan. However, it is a blown air solution for Mini-ITX configurations, where there is not much room to set up bulky video cards. Card Founders Edition has a 1480MHz processor speed and can increase to 1528MHz with 11GB GDDR5X video memory at 11Gbps. This card offers three DisplayPort and an HDMI 2.0b port and is retailed for $699.

PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

  • CUDA Cores/Stream Processors: 3584​
  • Texture Units: 224​
  • ROPs: 88​
  • Core Clock: 1531MHz​
  • Boost Clock: 1645MHz​
  • Memory Clock: 11Gbps GDDR5X​
  • Memory Bus Width: 352-bit​
  • V-Ram: 11GB​
  • Transistor Count: 12B​
  • TDP: 250W​
  • Power Connectors: 1×6 pin, 1×8 pin​
  • Production process: 16nm FinFET​
  • Architecture: Pascal​
  • GPU: GP102​
  • Size: 12.36×4.96×2.2 inches​
  • Connector: 3x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b​
  • Price: $735

PNY XLR8 GTX 1080 Ti provides 3 heat dissipation fans and overclocked GPU frequency up to 1645MHz at first glance. This makes the speed faster than 63MHz compared to the speed of the Nvidia version. At 4.96×12.36 inches, it is also larger than Nvidia’s reference model. Aesthetically, this version uses mostly black and silver designs and is not equipped with LED lights. Like the Nvidia version, PNY’s cards offer three DisplayPort and one HDMI 2.0b port with price of $735, $​​36 higher than the original version.

Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

  • CUDA Cores / Stream Processors: 3584
  • Texture Units: 224
  • ROPs: 88
  • Core Clock: 1569MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1708MHz
  • Memory Clock: 11.1Gbps GDDR5X
  • Memory Bus Width: 352-bit
  • V -Ram: 11GB
  • Transistor Count: 12B
  • TDP: 250W
  • Power Connectors: 2x 8 pin
  • Production Process: 16nm FinFET
  • Architecture: Pascal GPU: GP102
  • Size: 11.73×5.28×2.07 inches
  • Connector: 1x Dual-link DVI-D, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x DisplayPort 1.4
  • Price: $780

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti uses three low noise 90mm fans. This version is IP5X certified with dust resistance. Asus’s card is significantly larger than the Founders Edition with 11.73×5.28×2.07 inches. The main reason why this version is so large is that the aluminum heatsink offers 40% more heat than the Nvidia version.

This graphics card uses 5 6mm heat pipes. Asus claims it runs 30% cooler and 3 times less noise than the original version of Nvidia. However, with a quite large size, gamers should consider before buying this version. Asus’s 1080 Ti offers 1708MHz overclocking capability, which is 126MHz faster than the original version. RAM video here is also overclocked to 100MHz, resulting in VRAM speeds up to 11.1Gbps.

Although this version needs 250W power, it still requires two 8-pin power connectors. In addition, it also provides a PWM connector that allows you to manually or automatically adjust the heat. In addition, Asus’s Aura Sync software lets you control the RGB LED on the graphics card.  Strix offers 5 ports: 1x Dual-link DVI-D, 2x HDMI 2.0, and 2x DisplayPort 1.4 at a price of $780, $81 higher than the original version.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Amp Extreme

  • CUDA Cores / Stream Processors: 3584
  • Texture Units: 224
  • ROPs: 88
  • Core Clock: 1645MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1759MHz
  • Memory Clock: 11.2Gbps GDDR5X
  • Memory Bus Width: 352-bit 320GB
  • Power Connector: 2×8 pin
  • Production Process: 16nm FinFET
  • Architecture: Pascal
  • GPU: GP102
  • Size: 12.8×5.83×2.23 inches
  • Connector: 1x Dual-link DVI-D, 3x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0
  • Price: $770

Amp Extreme is the largest graphics card in this list with a size of 12.8 x 5.83 x 2, 23 inch. Therefore, gamers need to make sure they have enough space to buy this “monster”. Like other graphics cards on this list, Zotac’s Amp Extreme provides three 90mm fans and it will not actually work until the GPU reaches about 60 degrees Celsius.

Zotac’s cards provide powerful performance with the speed of 1759 MHz. This makes it 177MHz faster than Nvidia’s reference table. Amp Extreme also features the most powerful VRAM overclock at 11.2Gbps. On the aesthetically, this version has a “gunmetal gray”. Like the Asus Strix, Zotac’s model also provides RGB lighting. With Spectra software, you can adjust the three bright areas of your card. Like the Asus version, it requires two 8-pin power connectors, which provide 3x DisplayPort 1.4 and 1x HDMI 2.0b at a price of $770.

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