Super Overclocked Galax GeForce GTX 1080 Achieves 2.5 GHz with LN2
At the Galax booth at Computex 2016, a super overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 was showcased that showed off the overclocking capabilities of the graphics card. With the MSI custom design GTX 1080 being way better than the Nvidia Founders Edition graphic card, it was made clear that there was still room for improvement in the design. Galax showed off their super overclocked Galax GTX 1080 and its clock-speeds were off the charts as compared to the original design by Nvidia.
According to the overclocker Mad Tse, the single 8-pin power connector on the founders edition GTX 1080 is not the limiting factor when it comes to overclocking and that the card is using a locked BIOS that limits the clock rates of the card. The super overclocked Galax GeForce GTX 1080 was consuming 1.3V that is no way possible on the standard card. Obviously, it was a custom design and could surpass the original card.
The super overclocked Galax GeForce GTX 1080 was able to achieve a clock speed of 2.5 GHz with the help of liquid nitrogen cooling which is impressive. The card overclocked on air alone could achieve 2.2 GHz which is enough to put the original design to shame. This is without any extreme modification to the card what so ever.
It is clear from the performance of the super overclocked Galax GeForce GTX 1080 that it was using a custom design as well as an unlocked BIOS. Whether or not Nvidia will approve of this device is something we do not know yet. So it is not clear whether or not we will be getting this card in the market any time soon.
If this design does make it to retailers, there is no question that this will be a beast of a card and that it will simply humiliate the Founders Edition reference design in all ways that matter. Keeping this card cool would be a pain but the results do speak for themselves and I would say it is worth the effort.