After our world exclusive first look of MSI's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z at Computex 2017 in late-May, MSI has finally detailed its upcoming custom GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z graphics card.
We are looking at amazing piece of engineering and craftsmanship, with the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z rocking a massive 8+8+8 pin PCIe power connector set up for the serious overclockers. MSI has used their new and improved Tri-Frozr cooling technology, that packs 2 x 10cm and 1 x 9cm TORX 2.0 fans. This combines the best of both worlds with a traditional fan blade and dispersion fan blade, that provides great cooling but it won't be loud.
As for clocks, MSI is conservative by saying the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z will have three GPU clocks:
- 1721MHz / 1607MHz / 11124MHz (Lightning Mode)
- 1695MHz / 1582MHz / 11124MHz (Gaming Mode)
- 1582MHz / 1480MHz / 11016MHz (Silent Mode)
There are also 2 x 8mm SuperPipes that transfer heat to the fins, with MSI claiming up to 700W of heat dissipation is no problem for the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z.
You can see the huge heat sink array that MSI has deployed on the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, along with the triple 8-pin PCIe power set up - which is crazy.
MSI provides a special BIOS for LN2 overclocking, which lets LN2 users push more speed and voltages through the card without hardware modifications to the card. Expect records to be broken with this card. MSI provides full control of the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z with V-Check points that let you measure GPU, memory, and PLL voltages. There's also the Multiple Temp Monitor that gives you real-time temperatures of the GPU, memory, and PLL - all while Quadruple Overvoltage lets you push the voltage on those components to reach higher speeds.
MSI will deploy the GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z in July, and you can be sure we'll have a review up as soon as ours reaches the front door.