GeForce GTX 1080
Effective Memory Clock
Black / Beige
Expansion Slot Width
1 PCIe 8-pin + 1 PCIe 6-pin
- 30 points
- 32 months ago
from completed build Outrun Build - Updated
This thing is HUGE, like as big as my forearm. Plays all games at max 1440p usually around 100fps. Make sure your case is big enough for this GPU.
- 15 points
- 33 months ago
from completed build Will it fit
I chose thing thing mainly based upon low price and good reviews. At the time of purchase it has 5 stars on Newegg and was under $500. Actually due to a sale at the time it was the cheapest 1080 available.
As all the reviews point out - this thing is HUGE. It measures 312 mm long, has 3 fans, and giant built in cooling. Triple check it will fit in your case. It does fit in a Fractal Define Mini C, with fans, but just barely.
- 11 points
- 27 months ago
from completed build The Red Phantom
Good cooling but nothing to great. Not too loud. RGB is just disappointing, but I got this for cheap so I didn't care about the RGB. Also overclocking is done out of the box, so no need to manually do it ( I did try but was only able to get about +50MHz )
- 10 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build Volcanion
Wow, that's all I can say about this card from MSI. Not only is it currently one of the cheaper cards on the 1080 market this one is simply MASSIVE. Measuring at around 312mm in length and 140mm tall this thing is a beast. The Duke nomenclature is definitely something that has been discussed before when it comes to the aesthetics of the card, but I honestly don't mind it.
Overall I'm extremely pleased with this card, it has a backplate, RGB on the Duke logo, and great cooling. For those looking for a white and black themed card this should be at the top of your list.
- 10 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build Project Calm, Cool, and Collected
The stock cooler can be loud on this card, I went ahead and removed the stock cooler and went with the Morpheus II, Card runs amazing without ever breaking 60c and the fans have never had to work more than 40%.
- 9 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build Ryzen 5 Dream
This card looks sick and performs amazingly. This was the CHEAPEST GTX 1080 I could find, and that's why it's constantly out of stock; it looks great, performs great, and is very cheap. I originally didn't realize it had a factory overclock and only 3 heatpipes, so the temps were somewhat scary to me out of the box. After setting a custom fan curve in MSI Afterburner, the card runs at 27 degrees idle and always under 70 degrees while gaming. It's also a very quiet card. Just keep in mind that custom fan curves are recommended because it has 3 heatpipes rather than 6. But it slaughters any game in 1080p on maxed settings. The backplate looks hella good as well as the cooler itself. The RGB lighting kinda sucks because I can't figure out how to change the colors, but at least it stays white all the time to match the rest of the black and white theme of the card and backplate
- 9 points
- 15 months ago
from completed build Project Symbiote
Very powerful, like all gtx 1080’s, just has a huge cooler design. If looking into getting the duke, check your clearance.
- 7 points
- 17 months ago
from completed build Black Ice 2
Still holding up like a champ after ~1 year. The fans are a bit loud but i can just adjust the curve to not destroy my eardrums. Keeps cool at 2000-2020mhz, sits at 50-70 degrees
- 6 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build My first PC build r7 1700+GTX1080=1450$ 2 year laters Updated Review
So when I install this card I know 1080p won't even touch test it really. So far however, a duel screen set up monitor at 24 1080p and tv 42 with 2k-4k resolutions. Kills it all DOOM, MORDOR, SKYRIM(modded), GTAV(modded) all max settings, or modded. MSI after burner shows idle at 35c and I've only seen it hit 70c so far with some benchmarking, light benching still learning. Large card needs a large case, round up with about 13in length and heavy get a mobo with reinforced PCI slots. Turned my fans up to 100% gets a little loud with everything. However my room fan overtakes my computer fans. 489.99 at Newegg during/right before miners rage(2017). MSI didn't give me any stickers with any of my content which they should of cause man did they win big. 2 years later kills everything still running 1k monitor and a 2-4k tv. In love. Can't find this card now and prices to compare to are insane. And still no need to get this gens cards so nice to skip tech gens cause your hardware is still strong R7 1700 & GTX 1080 lovely.