Colorful Will Release the First GTX 1080 Founders Edition on May 27th
It’s been a week since Nvidia revealed their Pascal based GTX 10-series graphics cards, and today Colorful announced its iteration of the flagship GTX 1080, which coincides with Nvidia’s official May 27 release.
Colorful’s version of the GTX 1080 is based on Nvidia’s Founders Edition, and although the company didn’t share the price, considering the Founders Edition has $100 premium attached to it, this card should cost $699 or even more, while offering better overclocking potential.
The GeForce GTX 1080 from Colorful is based on the GP104 GPU which is clocked at 1607 MHz base and 1733 MHz boost clocks. The card features the usual 2560 CUDA cores, 8GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 10 GHz across the 256-bit bus memory interface.
Colorful GTX 1080 Key Specifications
- GPU: GTX 1080
- CUDA Cores: 2560
- Video Memory: 8GB GDDR5X
- Memory Bus: 256-bit
- Engine Clock Base: 1607MHz
- Boost Clock: 1733MHz
- Memory Clock: 10000MHz
- PCI Express: 3.0
- Display Output: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
- HDCP Support: Yes
- Multi-display Capability: Quad Display
- Recommended Power Supply: 500W
- Power Consumption: 180W
- Power Input: 8-pin
- API: DirectX 12 API Feature level 12_1, OpenGL 4.5
- Cooling: Blower
- Slot Size: Dual-slot
- SLI: Yes
- Dimensions: 266.7 x 111.15 mm
Nvidia claims the GTX 1080 delivers up to 2x performance and 3x power efficiency of the current generation flagships, along with offering innovative new gaming technologies and breakthrough VR experiences. However, one thing that draws quite a bit of controversy is the $100 premium for a blower-style design on Founders Edition.
Well, in order to decide whether the Founders Edition design justifies the $100 price hike, we should better wait until aftermarket designs from board partners are here. Colorful will present custom design GTX 1080s at Computex 2016 this June.