Gigabyte shows off a trio of GeForce GTX 1080 Tis


— 5:35 PM on March 27, 2017

The custom-cooled GTX 1080 Ti onslaught rolls on. Today's teaser comes from Gigabyte, who tweeted about a trio of 1080 Ti cards bearing both Gigabyte and Aorus branding.

The most extreme Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti is the Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G, which boasts a suitably massive cooler and clocks to match. In its OC mode, the card will run at 1632 MHz base and 1746 MHz boost clocks, versus 1480 MHz base and 1582 MHz boost speeds from the Founders Edition card. A more sedate "gaming mode" runs at 1607 MHz base and 1721 MHz boost speeds. As with all Nvidia Pascal graphics cards, those numbers will likely understate the speeds this card and its stablemates will hit in practice.

Gigabyte also overclocks this card's memory to 11.45 GT/s in OC mode and 11.23 GT/s in its "gaming" mode. The Xtreme Edition restores the dual-link DVI-D port missing from the Founders Edition card. It also boasts three HDMI 2.0b ports (two on its front edge for VR front-panel port blocks and one at the rear), as well as three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs on its rear bracket.

The Xtreme Edition 11G draws power from two eight-pin PCIe power plugs, and it delivers power to the GP102 GPU using a 12+2-phase power arrangement. Builders can let their Aorus allegiance shine with RGB LED-illuminated logos on the backplate and side of the card, along with an RGB LED X-brace in front of its fans. Gigabyte backs this beast of a card with a four-year warranty in exchange for online registration.


Yes, this is the plain GTX 1080 Ti 11G. No, you don't have déjà vu.

The second Aorus card of the bunch, the GTX 1080 Ti 11G, drops the RGB LED-accented backplate and shrinks the amount of backplate area given over to copper bling compared to its Xtreme sibling. It also comes with slightly less extreme clock speeds: 1594 MHz base and 1708 MHz boost clocks in OC mode, or 1569 MHz base and 1683 MHz boost speeds in its gaming mode. This card also runs its memory at stock 11 GT/s speeds no matter what.

The 11G card keeps the 12+2 power phase design and twin eight-pin power connectors of its beefier sibling, plus an identical complement of display outs. Gigabyte doesn't offer the fancy four-year warranty of the Xtreme card on the 11G, though.

The Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti OC 11G rounds out the company's GTX 1080 Ti lineup. This card has a trimmer triple-fan cooler than the beastly heatsinks of its Aorus brethren, and it has more subdued RGB LED accents. Styling changes aside, the Gigabyte card still offers 1544 MHz base and 1657 MHz boost clocks in its OC mode, or 1518 MHz base and 1632 MHz boost speeds in its gaming mode. Gigabyte clocks this card's memory at 11 GT/s.

The OC 11G card offers one dual-link DVI-D output, one HDMI 2.0b port, and three DisplayPort 1.3 outs. This card draws power from one eight-pin and one six-pin PCIe input, and it delivers power through an 8+2-phase VRM arrangement.

Gigabyte didn't offer pricing info for any of these cards, but it says they'll be available at retailers this Friday. We'll keep an eagle eye open for them.

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