Nvidia Teases A New Much More Aggressive GTX 1080/1070 Cooler Design
Nvidia has updated its GeForce website with a new background which actually teases the cooler design of the new GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards.
This ‘Polygonal’ cooler is to succeed their NVTTM heatsink design which debuted with launch of the original GTX Titan back in 2013. The new GPU cooler bears striking resemblance to the alleged photos of the shroud which have been making rounds on the web for the past few days. Today however, Nvidia has sort of officially confirmed this GTX 1080/1070 cooler design.
The next gen GPU cooler seems to feature a much more aggressive design to ante up things a bit, whilst still keeping resemblance to the original layout. Further, the background image shows the part near I/O outputs where the “GTX 1080” or “GTX 1070” moniker is to be engraved.
Overall, it’s a nice looking design, which gives me a Transformers-like feeling for some reason.
In related news, first benchmarks of the GTX 1080 graphics card have surfaced online which show incredible performance jump over the previous gen Maxwell architecture.
Nvidia has confirmed a special livestream event that is going to take place today on Twitch at 6 PM PST. It’s likely that the chip maker will unveil its next generation, consumer grade Pascal based graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, at the event.