Custom Variant Biostar GTX 1080 Announced With Reference Speeds
Biostar has been Nvidia’s manufacturing partner for quite some time now when it comes to graphics cards but the company has mostly kept a low profile by sticking to budget friendly GPUs for entry level gaming such as the GTX 950. With the launch of Nvidia’s high end Pascal based GPUs however, they have set their eyes on the elite crowd through Biostar GTX 1080.
The company has reported that it will be manufacturing its own version of GTX 1080, Nvidia’s flagship GPU. Instead of using a custom cooler, Biostar opted to use the Founder’s Edition cooler employed on numerous other GeForce GTX 1080s. Unfortunately, this will make it harder for the company to differentiate itself.
However, Biostar does have its own custom GPU coolers, which it uses on high-end graphics cards sold in other parts of the world, so it is possible we could still see a custom cooled version of the GeForce GTX 1080 from Biostar.
The biggest issue which Biostar will be facing is going to be in terms of price point. The company has set its MSRP at $799 for Biostar GTX 1080 while other GPUs in the market are being sold for $699. Since the card doesn’t have any special features or improved cooling, there doesn’t seem to be any reason at all to pay the extra $100 for what is essentially the same card as a reference model.
This is however just the MSRP so it is possible that by the time the card is released, it might have a more competitive price tag.
The GPU has no factory overclocking on it either and runs at the same speeds as Nvidia’s Founder’s Edition GTX 1080. The core clock is at 1607MHz while boost at 1733MHz. Biostar has not revealed any other news about the GPU in terms of its design, features or availability date.