The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is Nvidia’s most powerful consumer graphics card ever, making it the perfect GPU for those wanting the very best. Trusted Reviews named it the ‘Graphics Card of the Year’ in their 2017 celebration of all the best in tech.
The GPU, however, may run pretty hot at times when gaming, which comes as a byproduct of all that tremendous power inside. The question is, could that excess of heat be enough to cook an egg?
Well the good folks at PCGamer recently set out to find the answer to that question. They were actually testing a system with a pair of GTX 1080 Ti in SLI when noticed quite a bit of warmth coming out of it. When pushed to its limit with The Witcher 3 4K ultra gameplay, the GPU ran very hot reaching a surface temperature of more than 80C.
They tried to cook an egg on it, and guess what it did cook. It took about an hour, but the job was finally done. Keep in mind that this was just an experiment, and that the temperatures stayed within normal range. Further, the Pascal-based GPUs do have a mechanism to turn down the clock speeds in case the card runs too hot, preventing it from overheating and getting damaged over time.
The GTX 1080 Ti is a performance powerhouse. It is equipped with 11GB of GDDR5X memory running at a clock speed of 11GHz. This delivers a cumulative bandwidth of 484GB/s which is pretty impressive.
Furthermore, the card utilizes the GP102 GPU featuring 28 SMs for a total of 3584 CUDA cores. These run at a base clock of 1480MHz and boost clock of 1582MHz which can go as high as 2GHz with overclocking. In terms of I/O, 1080 Ti includes three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs and an HDMI 2.0 port.