Zotac GTX 1080 ArcticStorm With Liquid Cooling Waterblock Launched with 1771 MHz Boost Clock
The GTX 1080 has been one of the most successful cards that Nvidia has made. There are multiple aftermarket versions of the GPU but this one is something special. Zotac has announced the GTX 1080 ArcticStorm which comes with a liquid cooling water block out of the box. This could be a handy thing for you if you are looking for an out of the box liquid cooling solution. This way you can save yourself some time and hassle.
If you are looking for a liquid cooling solution for your GTX 1080 and you have not got one you could go for a solution that comes ready out of the box. With the GTX 1080 ArcticStorm, you do not have to remove the aftermarket fans and get a separate water block in order to liquid cool you card. If you get the GTX 1080 ArcticStorm, you can save time and money.
If you compare performance then I have to say that I was a bit surprised that this card is actually a bit behind the air cooled ones. Comparing the GTX 1080 ArcticStorm to the Zotac AMP Edition GPUs, you note that both the core clock and boost clock is less. These cards have a base clock of 1683MHz onwards. The GTX 1080 ArcticStorm, on the other hand, has a base clock of 1632MHz.
The boost clock for the AMP edition GPU ranges from 1822- to 1933MHz while the boost clock for the GTX 1080 ArcticStorm is 1771MHz. So you can see the difference in clock speeds here. If you want a liquid cooling solution for you GTX 1080 out of the box then I would recommend one of these GPUs but if that is not one of your needs and all you want is the best performance then you have better options to choose from.
What do you think about this GPU?