Before we begin a certain amount of lowered expectations usually have to be taken into consideration when comparing any card to one that costs upwards of $150 (or 16 percent) more than it. Usually that is. This is the exception to the rule. Such a large difference in price should have meant a huge difference in overclocking potential. The reality is that the SC BE hit 1978 and our FTW3 hit 2022. That is the grand sum of the difference in performance you will buying when spending the extra coin. So unless bragging rights of ‘breaking the 2GHz barrier’ matters… it really is not that big of a difference.
To be a bit more precise when setting the card to its NVIDIA hard limits the SC BE 1080Ti hit 1928 on the core and 1212Ghz (effective) on its RAM. The FTW3 version hit 2022 on the core and hit basically the same limits on the RAM at 1220. That is the grand total difference. We hardly think this is a bad showing for any GeForce GTX 1080Ti and the fact a card as relatively inexpensive as this one did it is just mind blowing.