Based on NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 DT GAMING Graphics Card provides major improvements in performance, memory bandwidth, and power efficiency over its predecessor, the high-performance Maxwell architecture. It also introduces innovative graphics features and technologies that redefine the computer as the platform for playing AAA games and taking full advantage of virtual reality via NVIDIA VRWorks.
The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs. There are three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs in addition to an HDMI 2.0b output and a DVI-D Dual-Link output. The GTX 1080 is not just about high-resolution gaming. Computationally intensive programs can utilize the GPU's 2560 cores to accelerate tasks using CUDA or other APIs. This GPU has an adjustable RGB LED that can be controlled in EVGA Precision X OC.
EVGA implemented iCX technology, which is more than just a cooler. It features 9 thermal sensors and multiple MCUs. It also allows for asynchronous fan control. The left fan can be determined by the GPU temperature while the right fan can be determined by power/memory temperature. You also have full control in EVGA Precision XOC. EVGA also installed a fuse that adds another layer of protection to your card and system. The dual double ball-bearing fans and the optimized airflow fin design provide the airflow your GPU needs in order to stay cool.
VRWorks Audio uses the NVIDIA OptiX ray-tracing engine to trace the path of sounds across an environment in real-time, fully reflecting the size, shape, and material of the virtual world.
NVIDIA PhysX for VR detects when a hand controller interacts with a virtual object, and enables the game engine to provide a physically accurate visual and haptic response. It also models the physical behavior of the virtual world around the user so that all interactions -- whether an explosion or a hand splashing through water -- behave as if in the real world.
NVIDIA's SLI HB bridge doubles the available transfer bandwidth compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. Delivering smooth gameplay, it's an effective way to enjoy surround gaming and it's only compatible with the GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards.
Note: The benefits of SLI will vary based on component configuration.