Gigabyte new GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Waterforce WB has been announced and the graphics card features a water block out of the box. It’s also factory overclocked and comes with an additional HDMI output for VR users. Armed with a dandy design is comes factory tweaked towards a 1936MHz boost freqeuency and a base clock of 1784MHz.
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Design:
This new graphics card is able to look particularly sleek and stylish as it can do away with all the fans, shrouds and attachments required by the air cooled or liquid/hybrid cooled All-in-One designs. The new Xtreme Gaming Waterforce WB 8G is features a potent Gigabyte GTX 1080 GPU sandwiched between a black metal backplate and a full coverage copper waterblock with the transparent acrylic windows and cutouts.
Transparent portions of the design are lit up by customisable 16.8 million colour LED lighting. Gigabyte’s water block design provides direct copper contact with GPU, VRAM and other critical components. The water cooling loop in and out ports are also RGB LED lit, as you can already see.
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Features:
The card features the Pascal GP104 core which is well known for breaking past 2GHz when overclocked. The core features a 2560 CUDA cores and 8 GB of GDDR5X memory. This is more than enough to keep the games well fed at high resolutions and good image quality.
The graphics card is clocked at 1759MHz base and 1898MHz boost clock out of box. Users can switch between the stock gaming and OC mode. The OC BIOS offers even faster clock speeds of 1784MHz base and 1936MHz boost. This card with its utterly ridiculous board design wouldn’t break a sweat while making this card boost beyond 2000MHz.
The card has three DP 1.4a, a single HDMI 2.0 and a single DVI connector on the back. Gigabyte adds two additional, HDMI 2.0 connectors on front of the PCB that can be internally routed for HMD connectors.
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Price:
As of right now we’ve no confirmation about how much the GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Waterforce will cost but looking at the features that it has it’s safe to say that it will not be cheap and it will be hitting the $700 mark at the very least.