MSI GTX 1080 Ti Armor 11G is the first custom card on e-tail shelves

We've been getting teased by Nvidia board partners for what feels like weeks regarding their custom versions of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Now, one of those custom cards is finally in stock. MSI's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Armor 11G is on Newegg's virtual shelves now for just $10 over Nvidia's $699 suggested price.

This custom-cooled GTX 1080 Ti offers 1531 MHz base and 1645 MHz boost clocks, up a fair bit over the Founders Edition's 1480 MHz base and 1582 MHz boost figures. Given our experience with the Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti, this MSI card will likely boost quite a bit higher than its specified speeds in practice. The card sports the expected complement of 11GB of 11 GT/s GDDR5X RAM, and it draws power through two eight-pin PCIe auxiliary connectors.

The Armor 11G may not be the most extreme GTX 1080 Ti we'll see from Nvidia's board partners, but given how scarce stock of the green team's highest-performance card has been of late, eager gamers will likely pounce regardless. Get one while it's hot.

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