At the Computex 2016, GIGABYTE announced the new GeForce GTX 1080XTREME Gaming graphics card that is powered by NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture. The new card features Super Overclock GPU, WINDFORCE 3X cooling along with RGB illumination. On the design front, the card boasts a black body with orange accents along with the GIGABYTE LED logo available in RGB customisable colour options and effects. The card also comes with GIGABYTE’s XTREME Engine utility and a 4-year extended warranty period. The GTX 1080XTREME Gaming claims to deliver outstanding performance with durable system lifespan but that can be confirmed only after our reviews. Stay tuned for an in-depth review of the same.
You can read the full press release below:
GIGABYTE Launches GeForce® GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING Graphics Card
Unprecedented performance integrated with GIGABYTE innovation ready for next-generation gaming
Taipei, Taiwan, June 6, 2016 – GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, announced today the release of the GeForce® GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING (GV-N1080XTREME-8GD) , the flagship graphics card of the year from the premium XTREME GAMING Series. Driven by the Pascal architecture from Nvidia, the GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING combines with GIGABYTE’s gaming innovation to deliver monstrous performance ready for next-generation gaming, especially in the arena of virtual reality.
In addition to the standard pack, the GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING is also offered in a special Premium Pack that comes with VR friendly kits, an SLI Bridge, and other premium accessories to prepare gamers for what is coming next in the gaming sphere.
Innovative WINDFORCE Stack Cooling
The air-cooled GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING features the brand new WINDFORCE Stack Cooling. This patent-pending design is able to accommodate three 100mm fans without stretching the card length to provide much larger coverage of the heat sink for extreme cooling. Combining with the counter-rotating center fan, the WINDFORCE cooler delivers up to 10% more airflow than conventional triple-fan coolers, while also reducing turbulence to a minimum. The re-engineered sickle fan blades optimize air intake for an overall improvement in thermals by 4%.
The new WINDFORCE cooling system also includes 6 composite copper heat pipes that directly contact the GPU for superior cooling capabilities and improved heat transfer efficiency. There are also double ball bearings to ensure the GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING goes the distance. The 3D Active Fan features silent semi-passive fans, allowing gamers to enjoy gameplay in absolute silence when the system is running light or idle. An LED Fan Stop indicator provides a user-friendly, instant display of the fan status.
The Ultimate King for Virtual Reality
The GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING is ready for virtual reality with the XTREME VR Link. This unique feature offers 2 additional HDMI connectors at the front of the card, providing gamers with extra output flexibility to connect VR devices while using an HDMI monitor at the same time.
For gamers seeking an extreme VR experience, the Premium Pack is the way to go. This special edition comes with a number of premium accessories that help gamers gear up for VR. The pack includes a 5.25" drive bay with front-facing HDMI and USB3.0 ports, as well as an HDMI extension bracket, for an easier, more convenient VR connection. The Premium Pack also comes with an SLI bridge for a seamless link of multiple XTREME GAMING graphics cards ready to take on any high-demand VR gaming. Other accessories, such as the mouse pad, wrist band, and logo sticker, are included in the Premium Pack, to bring gamers a complete XTREME GAMING experience.
XTREME Gamer-centric Features
The GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING incorporates many gamer-centric features that will make the card a favorite for gamers. Forged with sorted top-notch GPUs, the card guarantees supreme overclocking capability without compromising system reliability. The use of premium-grade chokes and capacitors also ensures ultra durability for a longer system lifespan.
The card offers XTREME protection with the thoroughly-applied aerospace-grade PCB coating to make it highly resistant to moisture, dust, and corrosive contaminants. The metal back plate further strengthens the structure while giving the card a sleek, clean look.
In terms of aesthetics, the new X-shaped RGB lights along with the illuminating emblem, spark the XTREME GAMING spirit. Gamers are free to customize with virtually unlimited color options and light effects to make each gaming rig unique and personal.
The card is gamer/builder friendly as the PCB is manufactured through fully automated production processes to keep the surface of the circuit board smooth and free of sharp-edges. Any power abnormalities can be easily detected with the smart power LED indicator.
XTREME CARE Got Gamers Covered
GIGABYTE now offers XTREME CARE with extended warranty to the GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING (GV-N1080XTREME-8GD). By signing up as member of the XTREME GAMING Club and completing the online product registration, GIGABYTE will extend the product warranty from 3 to 4 years, giving owners peace of mind for a longer period.