EVGA Introduces Watercooled GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid
EVGA has announced a new variant of the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti graphics card with an all-in-one water cooling solution, the GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid. The special EVGA card features nine separate sensors on the PCB which keep an eye on the temperature. The SC2 Hybrid features a boost clock speed of 1670 MHz, up from the reference card’s 1582 MHz boost clock.
The base clock of the GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid clocks in at 1556 MHz, whereas the reference 1080 Ti has a clock speed of 1480 MHz. Aside from the integrated water cooling solution with 120mm radiator, the card also uses a regular fan to keep elements such as the voltage regulator modules cool.
The water block uses a copper base and is also able to cool down the memory modules on the PCB. The temperature of the card is constantly being monitored thanks to the nine sensors and according to EVGA, the card will be cooled in specific places if it would be needed. The included software can be used to accurately read all temperature measurements.
The EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Hybrid graphics card features 11 GB of GDDR5X memory with a speed of 11 Gbit/s. Somewhat remarkably, EVGA has decided not to overclock the memory. The length of the card is relatively short at 266,7 mm and it takes up two PCIe slots. A recommended retail price or release date is yet to be announced.