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EVGA Updates GTX 1080 FTW2, SC2 Graphics Cards With 11GHz Memory

EVGA announced an update to its recently christened GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 and SC2 graphics cards that enables 11GHz memory, for a total of 352 GB/s memory bandwidth.

Previously, the ICX-cooled graphics cards featured the GTX 1080’s original memory bandwidth (10 GB/s), but when Nvidia announced the GTX 1080 Ti (and with it, an upgrade to the memory and a price drop for the GTX 1080), we wondered how vendors would tackle this update. Fortunately, EVGA isn’t just rolling out a new version of the card on the production lines; the company is also making it possible for previous owners to upgrade to the faster memory bandwidth.

Current EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 and SC2 owners can update their hardware using a new BIOS update, which will set the memory clock to 11GHz. However, EVGA stated that the BIOS upgrade is optional, and it warned that a small number of cards may not be compatible with the update. The company also suggested that you test your GPU’s stability after the BIOS flash. If you can’t get your card to run properly after the update, you can revert back to the original BIOS and contact customer support.

You can download the new BIOS for EVGA’s GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2, SC2, and iCX graphics cards at the company’s website.

  • itsmedatguy
    Could this BIOS update work on other EVGA 1080's?
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  • dstarr3
    Downloading a BIOS update to speed up your memory. This is probably the closest we'll ever get to actually downloading more RAM.
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  • KD_Gaming
    Um... faster memory is in no way close to adding more memory dstarr3
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  • dstarr3
    19588867 said:
    Um... faster memory is in no way close to adding more memory dstarr3

    Ummmm, I think I know a little something about how computers work. You just download parts from the internet, glue them together, and rub some zeroes and ones together to make a fire. BAM, magic. That's how computers are made and work.
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  • shrapnel_indie
    19588902 said:
    19588867 said:
    Um... faster memory is in no way close to adding more memory dstarr3

    Ummmm, I think I know a little something about how computers work. You just download parts from the internet, glue them together, and rub some zeroes and ones together to make a fire. BAM, magic. That's how computers are made and work.

    ROFL
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  • shrapnel_indie
    Want a simpler way to know IF it may work? Overclock to 11GHz and see if it works well... if it does, then do the BIOS update. If it fails, there's nothing to gain and more trouble to inherit to do the upgrade.
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  • icepick314
    doesn't EVGA and other vendor's GPU software able to overclock GPU and CPU without BIOS update?
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  • coolitic
    Wasn't that card using a new kind of memory?
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  • Jesse_20
    19589225 said:
    Wasn't that card using a new kind of memory?

    If I remember correctly, the 1080TI lists 2 types of memory in the specs, but one of them has not been used yet due to low availability. So the 1080 and 1080 Ti should have the same ram modules right now, just a different quantity.
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  • acme64
    http://www.downloadmoreram.com/
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