Gigabyte puts its Xtreme Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 under water

When we wrote about Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming a little while back, we called it the company's "top-end" offering. At the time, that was true. Now, there's a new kid on the block: the helpfully-named GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Water Cooling. Gigabyte puts this card's GP104 GPU under a closed-loop liquid cooler to let builders choose where to exhaust its waste heat.

This design is different from 'hybrid' liquid coolers—like that found on the R9 295X2 or MSI's Sea Hawk—in that it is a pure liquid cooler without an auxiliary blower fan on the card itself. An LED-lit window on the front of the shroud allows us to see the cooler's copper waterblock, which appears to cover most of the card. Despite the exotic cooling, the new card has similar specifications to the standard Xtreme Gaming card. It has a max boost clock of 1936 MHz in its "OC Mode" and a small memory overclock to 10.21GT/s.

Like the air-cooled GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming, this card features a VR Link mode that disables two of the rear panel video ports to enable a pair of internal HDMI ports. These ports can be routed to the rear panel or a special VR Link front panel, although we don't know if that panel is included with this model. We also don't know anything about the pricing of the GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Water Cooled yet. Newegg has the "Premium Pack" GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming including the VR Link front panel for $699, so this card will probably sell for about the same price or for a little more.

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    • neverthehero
    • 3 years ago

    Stop announcing stuff when you don’t even have a steady supply of your last product …

    • Fonbu
    • 3 years ago

    whats the OEM of the cooler? Asetek? Coolermaster?

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    I wish the people making fake product box renders for press releases would at least [i<]try[/i<] to match the perspective of the product in the same shot. It's not exactly hard to do: you just drag three lines perpendicular to the card in your product shot and bam, pretty much any 3D package can sort that out for you. Hell, even if your 3D package doesn't allow raster reference attachments, just eyeball it FFS. It takes so much combined genius and attention to detail to actually design and manufacture a graphics card, and then the last hop before it hits consumers is handed to Captain Bull****, the useless waste of space in the marketing department. Not only them, but their superiors who okayed such tripe. Just no. If you're going to work with graphics, at least have SOME kind of skill with graphics, okay?

      • tsk
      • 3 years ago

      Would be best to just leave the ugly box out of the picture.

      • techguy
      • 3 years ago

      Tell us how you really feel…

      • ronch
      • 3 years ago

      It’s an art. Unfortunately many marketers don’t have the slightest clue what it is.

      • drkskwlkr
      • 3 years ago

      [quote<]I wish the people making fake product box renders for press releases would at least try to match the perspective of the product in the same shot. [/quote<] This ^^^. Plus, I would also very much like to see more professional product photos of what is supposed to be a very expensive product. Instead, we have a low-resolution close-up shot with a wide-angle lens taken from a high angle, which causes the verticals to diverge towards the top of the picture rather than staying more or less perpendicular so as to be aesthetically pleasing. But hey, what do you and I know about marketing! 😀

    • Rageypoo
    • 3 years ago

    Still no performance review eh?

      • chuckula
      • 3 years ago

      You have a point. Anandtech is definitely late with its review.

        • DPete27
        • 3 years ago

        Ohhhh snap!

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 3 years ago

        Since Anand sold out, the site has lost much of its luster.

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