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GIGABYTE's new GeForce GTX 1080 rocks custom waterblock

GIGABYTE releases its new GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Waterforce WB graphics card
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Oct 14, 2016 2:47 am
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GIGABYTE has been nailing its GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, with my review on their GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming leaving me very impressed, but now they've gone and gotten me interested in their beasty new GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Waterforce WB graphics card. Their new card rocks a fully custom waterblock, which should allow for some serious overclocks.

 

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The new watercooled GTX 1080 from GIGABYTE rocks base and boost GPU clocks of 1759MHz and 1898MHz, respectively - but there is an OC mode as well which bumps the GPU clocks up to 1784MHz and 1936MHz for base and boost, respectively. GIGABYTE has a custom GTX 1080 capable of 2000MHz+ on the GPU, packing a 12+2 phase power design, with GIGABYTE using the same capacitors and chokes that NVIDIA used on its new Titan X.

 

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It's a great looking card as well, with GIGABYTE outfitting it with LEDs that will look great once water is pumping at the top of it, and 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

 

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GIGABYTE has included two additional HDMI 2.0 connectors on the end of the GTX 1080 for use with VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

 

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The card itself, which looks great with GIGABYTE's signature orange and black theme.

 

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GIGABYTE requires 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors for their watercooled GTX 1080.

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