Colorful iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan AD Review

July 30, 2019 posted by

So I don’t normally review PC tech on
this channel and this is my first GPU review thanks to colorful who sent me
this review unit here so it is the eye game at 1080 TI Vulcan AD, bit of a
mouthful but it’s another custom 1080 TI so i’ll be putting this card through its
paces here and my review i’ll cover some synthetic gaming benchmarks i will also
test out some games and compare their performance of this compared to my other
graphics cards that i own now my tests only testing out 4k gaming on the
highest setting so ultra I feel that most people if they bought a card like
this would probably be gaming in ultra wide or 4k all they want to always push
ultra settings and get the best visuals possible so in the box again a typical
instruction manual in Chinese and in English software and driver CD but you
download the latest Nvidia drivers anyway
you get this tiny little black pouch as well which contains some cable
management ties to anti-static installation gloves counts have seen
that before a little screwdriver for installation as well and then an eye
game keyring so the eye game logo there that to RGB you can customize that while
lighting with this software we’ve got three fans so similar to the wind force
or other graphics cards as well them custom ones you see out there and this
outer frame here that’s made out of metal so the two outer fans are nine
centimeters in diameter and then we have a slightly smaller 8 centimeter middle
fan with these cooling fins around the outside of it and this also has RGB
lighting to 8 pin power connectors so for ports on the back we have one DVI
port three display ports one HDMI 2.0 B spec port and you’ll notice that there’s
this little button here which I honestly feel they don’t need nets normal and
turbo modes but most people would just leave this always in turbo and like
pretty much every single custom 1080 TI there’s a metal backing plate on it so
the PCB shouldn’t warp and it’s very solid and of course you notice that
there’s the connector up the top there that’s for our sli bridge now for those
with small cases the length of this car it is not exactly the shortest card very
long and you’ll see you need around approximately 30 centimeters of space
inside your case so the card has in total ten copper cooling pipes heat
transfer pipes we’ve got four and one side is six on the other and that’s used
of course in conjunction with those cooling fins and the three fans to keep
things cool so the speaker PC I’m running for this test is an AMD rise in
1700 now I’ve overclocked it to 3.9 gigahertz really great CPU for the price
it’s an octa-core and I have that paired up with 32 gigabytes of a g.skill
trident ram which is running at 3 gigahertz now you see that the CPU is
water-cooled now this is a Corsair h-60 the motherboards rather cheap it’s Ana’s
OU’s prime be 350 plus and the power supply I have in this machine right here
– is a 650 watt one from EVGA which is the bare minimum really that you want to
be running with this type of card so what about fan noise and coil one
I’ll give you a sample here but you can hear some coil one differently when
you’ve got vsync disable when you enable vsync the coil one literally just
disappears but it give you sample of it now under full load now when it comes to
overclocking this card I can’t actually push it really that much higher without
touching the core voltage I’ve managed to get a stable plus 30 megahertz to the
core clock which is not a lot at all and a very decent 600 megahertz more on the
memory clock there so what this has done to the scores here so this is the
default factory turbo score here so six thousand nine hundred and seventy two
and once I overclocked that now firestrike ultra and 4k has now gone up
to seven thousand two hundred and ninety seven so it’s a very marginal increase
here and probably really not worth the hassle overclocking this particular card
or the core clock that is at least now I did test out what that little turbo
button does so what it does it changes the BIOS so we’ve got an overclock BIOS
and then a standard one and the difference between them and clocks you
can see here is quite significant so this right here is the button off so
when it’s pushed in and you can see here the maximum boost there is fifteen
hundred and eighty-two and then when you have that enabled which I personally
would just always leave it enabled I don’t know why it would want to actually
under clock it you’ve got a 1080 Ti you want maximum performance that’s what
you’re paying for then that clock of course goes now to 1709 which seems
fairly decent and I’m not gonna touch it I’m just gonna always leave it in that
turbo mode there now when it comes to thermals out of all of the games I have
tested in the whole time I’ve been benchmarking this card I have never seen
it go over 74 degrees and that was even with my minor little overclock of 30
megahertz so thermals are really good on this card never had a problem and the
fan noise quite good as well so there we go as you can see that this
is a super powerful card and a true 4k and ultra wide gaming card at that
because we had an average of over 60 frames per second on all of the games I
tested running in 4k with the ultra or highest possible settings there which is
really remarkable in something and you can see that this is a nice step up from
my 1080 that I have here so in terms of build quality it’s very good very solid
this card we do have the rear backing plate on there that I showed you at the
start middle frame around here to protect the fans and everything
now there’s plastic on my Zeus card here which isn’t that great but it is a
quality place that they have used on that one now it does have RGB lighting
that surround this fan here and in the I game logo on the top but unfortunately
the crappy software they have didn’t let me and run it properly or even install
it correctly so I could not show you that in this video here and I went on to
their official web site which is in an English colorful website and I could not
download any software for that from their website which hopefully will be
corrected soon there so we can at least control the lighting on here for those
of you that want to run for example this middle fan or the logo and blue to match
the rest of your theme of your system you have in at our PC now there is of
course that little switch on the side I believe that this is really just a
gimmick colorful don’t need to have this on here at all because everyone’s gonna
be running this in the turbo mode and not the standard mode because standard
modes a lot slower and who’s buying a 1080 TI to run it under clock door it’s
slower clocks no one is so that’s really just a pointless feature there so it
does retail for about 800 and for the year us but you must import it of course
from China which is a bit of a con there too that you have to bear in mind that
you may be subject to import taxes and if you do have a problem with it then it
needs to be sent back to China for repairs or replacement now my unit the
fan noise very good it gets up to around 50 decibels at maxie and the cooling
works really well did not go over 74 degrees Celsius now the coil whine is
only obvious in an issue really when you’re running
super high frames per second and I’m talking like running 300 frames per
second you will hear this coil whine that high-pitched noise from that sample
I gave you now the same happens on my 1080 as well that when I have vsync on
not a problem vsync on with this it’s not a problem either and if you do have
vsync off and the frame rate is under 100 frames per second around 150 coil
whine then is a non-issue but if you do plan to run counter-strike at say 300
frames per second or 250 then you’re going to hear some coil whine on this
and hopefully over time that will die down but it is not an issue on this card
here it was on this this is actually my second one I got because the first card
I had had a lot of really high pitch coil whine on this Zeus 1080 strip that
I have Strix so that one was replaced and this card is perfectly fine so a
really great card here and it only has those minor cons but the RGB lighting
and really these software support there with the website that you can’t download
that software on it but really good card amazing performance there so if you are
into 4k gaming or ultra wide gaming definitely look for a 1080 TI one like
this right here thanks so much for watching this view and I do have to see
you back in the channel soon with my typical reviews on tablets mobile phones
and various are they gadgets and things mostly from China


73 Replies to “Colorful iGame GTX 1080 Ti Vulcan AD Review”

  1. TechPassion says:

    New video out! ^_^

  2. MrArcticaaa says:


  3. Sr_V says:

    Very good chanel! this is my go to site when buying chinese computers! I have a jumper ez book 3 pro v4 on the way

  4. Sai Skanda says:

    800$ wow

    My laptop budget is lower than that. Hehe.

  5. Sai Skanda says:

    What is the difference between normal versions and TI versions?

  6. dustojnik hummer says:

    I have to admit, this card is sexy AF even in 360p.

  7. Marvin Jay Sagaral says:

    the ram is in mhz right?

  8. Yedige Moldagaliyev says:

    Chris, what do you think about collaboration with Steve from Hardware Unboxed or Bryan "Bogan" (lol) from Tech YES City? I think that would be awesome, mate.
    Two aussies and one kiwi talking about tech stuff. I would watch your videos/streams ALL day long.

  9. Persian Penguin Network says:

    That Turbo button reminds me of the Turbo buttons on the old computers…

  10. Miguel Rodríguez says:

    Too much power to me jaaja

  11. WINDOWS 10.1 says:

    I think it's to expensive. You can get a Gigabyte 1080ti with local warranty and all that for 740euro. I don't know who would import a china card that is more expensive and if you are unlucky get the import tax attached to it.

  12. DJ FuSixx says:

    Nice as always! Can you pls do a Surface Book 2 review?

  13. Kwistenbiebel200 says:

    Great review. Nice to see a different kind of product reviewed.

  14. michael joshua pabia says:

    whaaaaaaaaat! Chris is moving to #PCMasterRace?

  15. Mai Naim says:

    Odd looking tablet.

  16. Avantime says:

    unbinned chips may require the user to underclock (or disable factory overclock) the card to get stability, if you end up getting the short straw. I wouldn't call Colorful to be a top-tier Nvidia board partner.

  17. Neurobio Boy says:

    Excellent video. Extremely interesting. I saw this brand during the precedent sale on GB, I was wondering how good their products are… they seem excellent on a few days trial. I hope on a long term use they will be too!

  18. Floppy Bird says:

    Uuuuuu 800usd is way too much for a non well known brand in the EU without international guarantee especially for a GPU! What if it fails after 3 months?? Anyways, great review! Love the new content 🙂 BTW: you must ADD some taxes to the final price so this card will cost you more then 1000usd. SICK 😀

  19. Tech Showdown says:

    Very good review Chris, you covered all the bases, awesome video.

  20. marty mitch says:

    But… Can it run Crisis? 😀

  21. Preston 136 says:

    I'll take that off your hands for ya

  22. Gamercatsz says:

    Why would you buy pc parts from the other side of the world. Sometimes you'll have issiue's with your hardware, are you going to send back a card to china? Takes a lot of time, and a lot of effort to deal with costumer service. Not worth the savings you make.

  23. kaltblut says:

    As with every generation: the fastest gpu is the fastest gpu. surpriiiiiise

  24. Will Jansen says:

    This product dont need a review, its a beast… We all know that. Still thanks!

  25. PSailor Zeee says:

    Chris, would be super if you shift gears and do some vids on pre/post Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. A few of 8250U nicely configured laptops on Amazon now look quite attractive, and a couple of them are priced at $500. Hoping at least moderate discounts in the coming week. Thanks!

  26. Jon Lee says:

    Unfortunately, the card is overpriced compared to every other brand out there. Considering that the other brands are mainstream ones and not Chinese ones, this is already an extremely major minus point for the card. Even Asus Strix 1080 TI and EVGA FTW are going for $769 usd, while the cheaper variants are like $729.

    Plus you have crappier warranty since you have to RMA it to China vs the other brands where you can get local warranty… for cheaper.

    Really no reason to get this card.

    It's from China. They should undercut the competition, like what most other Chinese companies do.

  27. Bloodpact Guild says:

    Actually the turbo button is useful for musicians doing home recording. That is, if the underclocked mode would go a lot lower than the 1500mhz. Of course you could just kill the fans in afterburner or something, but I rate a physical button more convenient since my tower is in arm's reach at all times.

  28. Mr BlueSwede says:

    Has he reviewed the onda book 11 pro?

  29. Yuda Harianto says:

    What case did you use? btw as usual, nice video and good review 🙂

  30. pobpitts says:

    On e-bay atm for $280 U.S brand new from colorful. Seems like a good deal 1/2 the price of something comparable. Anybody here using them . Any advice would be appreciated.

  31. Carlos Barba García says:

    How much worth is that pc?

  32. John Ninos says:

    I feel like this review should have had a comparison of similar 1080ti implementations since colourful isn't that known to most of the public. There are many tech reviews covering 1080ti performance as a chipset but very few about this particular implementation.

  33. Who? says:

    i have a kingpin and i want this too!

  34. FarEastTech says:

    Was this sent to you to review?

  35. Роман Кузько says:

    Wolf 4k ultra….. gtx 1060 3gb…. 30 fps

  36. Reality Check says:

    Nice Review. Do you think the more expensive STRIX Version of this Ti Card will beat it by much?

  37. Crispy Videos says:

    Thank you for making this video. All the info I needed.
    Just one question, how does it stack up to other 1080ti's?

  38. Efrain Gallardo says:

    A card we will never afford.

  39. CrushinGames says:

    Pointless video really, comparing the card to a 1080 and a 1060 ?.. Why not compare it to idk… lets say Gigabytes Aorus extreme version, or the top end range of other manufacturers..?

  40. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics says:

    Should i use nvidia driver for update??? Thanks.

  41. Conjoquanito says:

    You can litterally buy this one for 1 euro on wish

  42. UglyestPotato says:

    I found one of these for 2 dollars lol

  43. Rick_Silva says:

    i just buy this item for 1€ today hahahahahahah 2 of them 2 euros more 2 euros for shipp

  44. Mark Skippy says:

    Um you can get these for $2 bucks on wish app😂😂

  45. フェチ도마도 says:

    lol i brought a fake one of this graphic card on wish app for fun cuz it was legit 0.05 cent and 1 dollar shipping waited a month it came and the stats it was running at equal to a gtx 960 xD shit 5 cents plus 1 dollar shipping

  46. charlie caruso says:

    I just bought one for 2$ lol

  47. Mart van Os says:

    I just ordered one, on wish, for €0.95 lmao
    Really curious what i’m going to get tbh XD

  48. Raghav Sood says:

    is this more powerfull than MSI GTX 980 4gb? someone told me the core speed and memory clock on the 980 is faster and high quality then this card. I doubt it that this card doesn't defeat the 980. I doubt 980 is better than this. are you talk about in the video

  49. MegaJimbobjames says:

    1080ti at 75 degrees and higher for prolonged periods = death

  50. BurntFaceMan says:

    ^_^ on Ali Express this card is $11,279 USD. Doesn't even have free shipping at that price!
    I think they put the decimal point in the wrong place for this one.

  51. Werner Schneider says:

    3 hab ich bestellt

  52. Phillip Loftus says:

    I just ordered one from wish for $3 USD when I get in a month i'll let everyone know

  53. Røsé Mén says:

    why is this $1 ? xD

  54. Rtep PWR says:


  55. crim somreaf5555 says:

    funny find these on wish for 1 -180 dollars and lol gpus on wish are never even over a 550 in performance

  56. Ben Shore says:

    I think you should compare it against other 1080ti's and comment on the pricing/performance compared to the others

  57. Loris Guzzo says:

    Great Colorful!

  58. Pharmatica says:

    Vram / capacitors/ memory quality ?

  59. Hoang Nhat Tran says:

    Dear TT if compare gtx 1070ti Asus vs colourful with one is better thank you

  60. Elite Knight Productions says:

    Turbo is for people who are not good at overclocking or do not fell safe oc-ing them self and if the card dies you can get warranty for overclocking it with the turbo not yourself.

  61. LDS Tyrone says:

    I just bought this card (2nd of course) with good price and like you said in the review it's sure very heavy. I wonder about the quality of this card. is it as good as other brands and I want to overclock it so should I raise the core voltage in msi afterburner to 100%? Hope you can share some thoughts

  62. BeefCake194 says:

    i was skeptic because it seemed to be listed at less than $120 on ebay as a 1080ti, but then it had me put select the model shown in the options and it turned out to be $1300 or so.

  63. aleon1018 says:

    US $249.99

  64. Danial Shamshuddin says:

    Really I came here to see Agito on the fans.

  65. JD says:

    That is the ugliest fucking thing I have ever seen in all my life

  66. Emils GGarss says:

    should of compared it to a 1080ti asus, gbyte one

  67. Bruno Xavier Leite says:

    Never buy from this Colorful iGame company. They are Chinese, they sent me a defective GPU, refused to refund me and ran away with my money.

  68. saroksts says:

    Turbo button is best thing ever made, when lightning strike my power grid, pc was damaged, everything was burned, GPU too, but dont know why i tested it second time it fully worked in Normal mode, when turn it to Turbo again card have no response at all. So only because of Turbo button i still have Gpu to use 🙂

  69. MaksX53X says:

    Nice payed video

  70. Cobbyz3 says:

    could i run this on a 500w power suply

  71. lewis johnson says:

    There selling this graphics card on wish might make a good video idea

  72. vitobls 64 says:

    this graphic is on whis for 2 dollars

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