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FTW DTs use stock clocks. FTWs are factory overclocked. But they still have the same power delivery as FTWs
Stock clock is around 1607, FTW clock is 1721.

Arestavo quote from EVGA forums:
Many DT cards overclock as good or better than the full FTW cards. The DT moniker meant that they did not pass EVGA's strict QC stability standards at the FTW clocks, as confirmed by EVGA tech reps.

Still better deal than the normal 1080 prices we've seen. Also EVGA gives the option to tune it yourself, which doesn't void warranty.

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DT = De-Tuned
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DT = De-Tuned
funny I had to google DT to figure out what it meant. you see DT on a video card you assume it means something awesome like "Double Turbo!!"
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according to EVGAtech_brandonS on evga forums

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The FTW DT is a card that wasn't able to run stably at the voltage and clock speed the FTW requires, so it may or may not overclock as well; unfortunately we're unable to say for sure. One thing to keep in mind: overclocking the card will not void your warranty, unless you physically modify it, nor will replacing the stock heatsink with a waterblock. Simply make sure to keep the stock HS and put it back on the card if you need warranty service. "

evidence: https://forums.evga.com/1080-FTW-...26-p5.aspx
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EVGA_jacobF from forums:

It goes back to this: http://www.evga.com/articles/01022/evga-wysiwyg/

All SC and FTW cards are strenuously tested in order to ensure they can meet the advertised frequency. Not all cards can, but in a lot of cases, they can still overclock fine or even great, because we also test base frequency under certain intense situations, even though under boost clock scenarios it may overclock really high or perhaps even to the same level as standard FTW. In other scenarios they may have been on the absolute edge of meeting it.

The FTW still has the benefits of RGB lighting, 10 power phases, dual BIOS, etc. And of course, it is also at a lower price than the standard FTW part.

Credit forums: https://forums.evga.com/1080-FTW-...px#2506032
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Sales tax in CA.

And of course, currently no 10% eBay Bucks or coupons to use on this.
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30 day warranty is a nope from me.
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30 day warranty is a nope from me.
It's not a 30 day warranty, it's just a 30 day return policy. The warranty should be the standard 3yrs. with registration on EVGA's site.
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Don't do it. Prices are dropping. Shills voted up this deal. There's not way 2+ year old tech goes for this much with new cards on the horizon.
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It's not a 30 day warranty, it's just a 30 day return policy. The warranty should be the standard 3yrs. with registration on EVGA's site.
solid then. I've had enough old EVGA stuff upgraded to way newer cards to really be OK on this
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Don't do it. Prices are dropping. Shills voted up this deal. There's not way 2+ year old tech goes for this much with new cards on the horizon.
While I would not buy this card at this price, Im not convinced we will see drastic price drops on the 10 series cards when the 11 series comes out.

Here is my thought process.
Most people (gamers and miners) are waiting for the new cards to come out. Nvidia knows this, retailers know this, board partners know this. Thats why they have been trending prices on the 10 series down this month.

Because of this and the surplus of 10 series GPU's Nvidia has delayed the 11 series launch in hopes to sell more of the current overstock. Also because of this desire to recoup the costs associated with manufacturing the overstocked chips, they will likely raise prices of the 11 series GPU's.

We already know miners are gonna jump at the new tech for the increased hash rates and lower power draw, so we will likely see 11 series GPU's sell out instantly. This leaves gamers STILL wanting GPU's. Many gamers will go back to the 10 series as they will seem a bargain when compared to the higher priced (and sold out) 11 series.

I think we will see 1180's priced at $650 at launch so $400ish 1080's will "seem" a good bargain at that time. I dont think we will see the 1080's go lower than $400 until next year, thats if they havent sold out by then. Like it or not, this is Nvidias field, they have the ball, they make the rules. They have zero competition in the high end market and will have a even bigger lead with the 11 series. There is no reason for them to price the 11 series competitively with no competition. And there is no reason to undercut their own product by selling the closest competitor drastically cheaper. They would only be hurting themselves by slashing prices of the 1080s.

All that said, I still think its a good idea to wait a bit longer and see how this all plays out.
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DT = De-Tuned
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according to EVGAtech_brandonS on evga forums

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The FTW DT is a card that wasn't able to run stably at the voltage and clock speed the FTW requires, so it may or may not overclock as well; unfortunately we're unable to say for sure. One thing to keep in mind: overclocking the card will not void your warranty, unless you physically modify it, nor will replacing the stock heatsink with a waterblock. Simply make sure to keep the stock HS and put it back on the card if you need warranty service. "

evidence: https://forums.evga.com/1080-FTW-...26-p5.aspx
Some fancy marketing BS from EVGA . I bet you that if you rip off that cooler and put a waterblock on it, the DT will scream just like all the rest.
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Some fancy marketing BS from EVGA . I bet you that if you rip off that cooler and put a waterblock on it, the DT will scream just like all the rest.
These are the chips that couldn't handle an overclock, so they're stock clocked. You might get a little out of them, but they're the poor quality chips. They still work, but there is no silicon lottery with these. They already lost.
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So these are FTW rejects that cant stably hold an OC.... and why would you buy these gimp cards at this price?
This are equivalent to factory seconds, and as such should have a deeper discount, esp with the new cards around the corner... If you are the MFG and want to get rid of your junk cards I would make a better attempt.
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