Gigabyte’s GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Overclocks to 1860MHz
There is no doubt that when Nvidia launched the 10 series GPUs they had VR and lower costs in mind. Gigabyte’s custom design GTX 1080 Xtreme gaming takes things to a whole new level. The card features a new stack fan design with 3 fans. One is lower than the other 2 which according to Gigabyte reduces turbulence. The design is a patent pending one and besides the technicalities the custom design GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming looks incredibly bad-ass.
All 3 fans are 100mm. This means bigger fans, compact design and the result is simple, better thermals. The 2 fans above spin opposite the one in the bottom in order to reduce turbulence. According to Gigabyte, thermals are 4% better as compared to their previous designs which may not seem to be a big number to normal people but for gamers it makes all the difference in the world.
The speed statistics have not been disclosed yet but it sure to match if not surpass the G1 Gaming edition. The new GPU features a base clockspeed of 1,695MHz and a boost clockspeed of 1,835MHz in Gaming mode. In OC mode, you get clockspeeds of 1,721MHz and 1,860MHz, respectively.
The card has dual HDMI ports which makes it a big deal. The idea is to have a VR setup as well as a display. Users will be able to connect multiple VR devices as well as a display. So the GPU is targeting VR enthusiasts.
Gigabyte is also offering a Premium Pack that comes with a 5.25-inch drive bay with front-facing HDMI and USB 3.0 ports out of the box, an HDMI extension bracket as well as SLI bridge, mouse pad, wrist band, and logo sticker. This is for the gamer that loves goodies. Someone like me.
The price of the GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming is still to be disclosed. We also do not know at this point when the GPU will be coming to market. Lets see how people react to this new product when it comes out.