EVGA Liquid-cooled GTX 1070 And 1080 Premium GPUs Are Here
There are aftermarket versions of the 10-series GPUs from Nvidia which are not significantly different from what Nvidia offered to start with. They have better coolers and slightly higher clock speeds but that is pretty much all that you are paying for. EVGA liquid-cooled GTX 1070 and 1080 GPUs are different.
EVGA is offering closed-loop liquid cooling with their new premium GPUs. This will replace the double and triple fan design which we have found to be pretty common by now. With the EVGA liquid-cooled GTX 1070 and 1080 GPUs, you find yourself with an external 120mm radiator for heat dissipation. So you know EVGA means business. You also have a 100mm fan to cool the GPU board itself.
The GTX 1080 Hybrid has been out for a while now and it has a base clock of 1,721 MHz and a boost clock of 1,860 MHz. The GTX 1070 Hybrid on the other hand is something new that the company has brought to the table. It has a base clock of 1,607 MHz and boosts to 1,797 MHz. This matches the GTX 1070 FTW.
Both EVGA liquid-cooled GTX 1070 and 1080 GPUs use ten-phase power systems, and use two 8-pin power connectors. These cards have a dual-slot design. These EVGA liquid-cooled GTX 1070 and 1080 GPUs are great but as you can imagine getting a liquid cooled solution out of the box is not cheap. These GPUs are pretty expensive. The GTX 1070 Hybrid will cost you $499, while the more powerful GTX 1080 Hybrid will cost you $729.
It is safe to say that EVGA liquid-cooled GTX 1070 and 1080 GPUs are premium products. Not everyone can afford one but there are enthusiasts out there who would like to have one of these in their builds. Plus there is the ease of having a liquid cooled solution out of the box instead of setting up a loop on your own which is expensive on its own.