ASUS, Gigabyte and Inno3D Tease GTX 1080 / GTX 1070 Custom Models – Founders Edition Pre-Orders Sold Out In Minutes

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted May 22, 2016
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NVIDIA’s board partners have started teasing their upcoming custom models of the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards. Featuring superior cooling and non-reference PCBs, the custom models will deliver better performance, better overclocking and better cooling than reference variants which will be available on 27th of May.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 Custom Models Will Hit The Market in Early June. (Image Credits: Videocardz)

ASUS, Gigabyte and Inno3D Tease Their Next-Gen GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 Custom Models

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 will be available for sale next week through retail stores but it has already went on pre-order. According to a report by Eteknix, the Pre-Orders for the GeForce GTX 1080 sold out in just a few minutes. The sheer demand of the graphics card led Amazon, Newegg and Bestbuy to close their Pre-Orders for the GTX 1080 graphics cards. As of right now, the graphics card is listed as out of stock.

The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Custom Models Will Feature RGB Lit Shrouds!

This isn’t surprising as the GeForce GTX 1080 received many positive reviews a few days ago as it is the fastest single chip based graphics card available right now. While the reference GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition is coming at a price of $699 US, the custom models will be starting from a MSRP of $599 US and featuring all the way from custom PCBs to air and water cooled designs. Some of these models have been teased by the board partners of NVIDIA which can be seen below.

ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 – DirectCU IV With RGB Lightning?

The first teaser is from ASUS who have posted a picture of what definitely looks like the next DirectCU cooler. The GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 from ASUS will be featuring this cooler which has a triple fan design and a beefy PCB that features ASUS’s Auto Extreme technology (high quality components). The card will be able to achieve much higher overclocks compared to reference variants and will do so while running much cooler and quieter. We can’t wait to see this cooler deployed on NVIDIA’s latest Pascal based graphics cards.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming With WindForce Coolers

Gigabyte also teased their GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming graphics card a while ago. Gigabyte is the only brand that has mentioned a June launch date for their graphics card which means that this will be shown off over at Computex 2016. The Gigabyte GeForce 10 series cards with Xtreme Gaming solutions will feature the WindForce 3X cooler which is a beefy design that does its job well. Gigabyte will also built their own custom PCBs for this card to deliver better overclocking.

Inno3D iChill Accelero X4 Based GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 With Custom PCBs

Inno3D also posted their iChill X4 cooling solution and teased the upcoming GeForce 10 series using them on their Facebook page. These cards will be insane with a powerful PCB that delivers more power to the GPU and VRAM while delivering the best cooling performance with the beefy cooler.

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Inno3D’s HerculeZ X4 cooling and Active Power Cooling System will deliver the most desirable cooling to Pascal GPUs under load with massive overclocks. The card will also deploy a neat LED system on the shroud which looks impressive. You can learn more about the Inno3D iChill X4 solution here.

EK Waterblocks and Bitspower Ready Water Blocks for GeForce 10 Series Cards

EK and Bitspower have both developed a new series of waterblocks for the GeForce 10 series cards. Both the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Editions will be compatible with these waterblocks. The waterblocks will be available for sale just around the 27th May launch for the first Pascal card.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition will go on sale for $699 US for the reference and $599 US for the custom models while the GeForce GTX 1070 will go on sale for $449 US for the reference and $379 US for the custom models. Specs for both cards can be seen in the table below:

NVIDIA Pascal GP102 GTX Titan X Specifications:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Pascal)
Graphics CoreGM204GM200GM200GP104GP104GP102
Process Node28nm28nm28nm16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Transistors5.2 Billion8 Billion8 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12.0 Billion
CUDA Cores2048 CUDA Cores2816 CUDA Cores3072 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1126 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz
Boost Clock1216 MHz1075 MHz1075 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1531 MHz
FP32 Compute5.6 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs7.0 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs
VRAM4 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR512 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Bus Interface256-bit bus384-bit bus384-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus
Power Connector6+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP165W250W250W150W180W250W
Display Outputs3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Launch DateSeptember 2014May 2015March 201510th June 201627th May 2016August 2016
Launch Price$549 US$649 US$999 US$379 US$599 US$1200 US
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