Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming water cooled AIO unleashed
Following the news of the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Xtreme, Gigabyte has now unleashed their most powerful card, the GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Water Cooling.
The latest graphics card from Gigabyte is bound to be the maker’s flagship GPU (graphics processing unit) which has been built to deliver the best possible performance with the extreme overclocking capabilities on a board that is fully liquid cooled.
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Water Cooling, as the name suggests, might sound like a regular GTX 1080 with a water block slapped on it – however that’s not the case.
The latest card from Gigabyte is a GTX 1080 that has been tweaked to the max with a monstrous PCB that is fitted with top notch components.
The PCB features Titan-X grade chokes and capacitors, dust resistant, moisture resistant and corrosion resistant PCB coating and a 12+2 phase VRM that uses Ultra Durable class components for extreme durability and overclocks. That’s all pretty swanky stuff if you’re in to that kinda of thing.
Righyt, so we know the features of the high-end PCB but what’s inside the GPU?
The Gigabyte GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Water cooling packs the full GP104 GPU core that is configured for the GTX 1080 card but now we’re looking at 2560 CUDA cores clocked at up to 1936 MHz boost clocks with the factory shipped overclock mode.
The card also comes with 8 GB of GDDR5X memory which is clocked at 10416 MHz or 10.4 GHz. This leads to a total band width of 333.4 GB/s compared to 320 GB/s on the reference models.
- Powered by GeForce GTX 1080
- Xtreme VR Link provides the best VR experience
- 16.8M customizable color lighting
- Stylish Metal Back Plate
- Titan X-grade Chokes and Capacitors for Extreme Durability
- Intuitive Xtreme Engine
- Xtreme Care provides 4 years warranty (Online registration required)
- Boost: 1936 MHz / Base: 1784 MHz in OC mode (2.3 GHz+ With Manual OC)
- Boost: 1898 MHz / Base: 1759 MHz in Gaming mode
This card has a big cooler shroud that extends the length of the PCB and houses the AIO liquid block which leads to a 120mm radiator block.
Gigabyte has deployed their waterforce channel system that uses a full length water block to channel air along the GPU, VRAM and MOSFETs. This leads to significantly better temperatures than reference or air cooled cards.
The radiator is a 120mm black aluminium solution that dissipates heat effectively and channels water to the GPU block using braided FEP tubes that offer high thermal stability and high pressure tolerance. The card also comes with a metal black plate that adds to the looks of the card.
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 is not only built for extreme overclocks but it has also been designed to feature the best VR support. Aside from the three DP 1.4, single HDMI 2.0b and DVI-D connectors on the display output panel, the card comes with two additional HDMI ports which can be used to connect a front panel VR connector internally. The card offers support of up to 8K resolution at 60 Hz which is impressive and drives VR gaming with ease for high-performance gaming applications.
There’s no word on availability or pricing of the product at the moment.