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ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080, EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 SC/FTW and ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme Cards Pictured in All Their Glory


The first pictures of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 custom graphics cards have finally been leaked out giving us a proper look at the upcoming beasts of cooling and overclocking. The custom models of the GeForce GTX 1080 will be unveiled tomorrow along with the release of the Founders Edition and will feature better PCBs and high performance coolers to deliver the best experience while gaming and overclocking.

NVIDIA Partners have prepared an array of awesome looking GTX 1080 custom models!

Powerful GeForce GTX 1080 Custom Models Pictured - Feature Better Cooling, PCBs and Overclocking Capability Than Founders Edition

We already covered the teasers and a few reveals in our previous post but looks like our friends over at Videocardz have a bucket full of leaks when it comes to custom GeForce GTX 1080 models. In fact, we are surprised by the fact that most AIBs will be announcing these models tomorrow along side the reference models but the bulky coolers and high quality PCBs will definitely come at a price close to that of the FE (Founders Edition) that will be selling at $699 US. Following is the list of all the custom models which have leaked on the web:

ASUS's Badass ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming Graphics Card Shows Its Fierce Design

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card (Image Credits: Videocardz)

ASUS is launching a new ROG STRIX graphics board based on the GeForce GTX 1080 graphics chip (GP104-400-A1). It was evident from the teaser photos that ASUS was going with a triple fan design with a aggressive look cooler shroud that features their Aura LED technology. ASUS has been showing off many products this gen with their Aura technology and it all comes down to user preferences whether they want to use the LED illumination on their cards or not but it's a nice feature.

The ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 is like a heavy weight boxer that takes up 2 slots on your board but offers a totally custom built design that is made with ASUS's Auto Extreme technology to deliver much high quality components. This allows better stability and overclocking capabilities to end users. The card has two stacks of aluminum fin blocks and comes with a backplate on the back. Overall, the card looks great and we already expect this to break a few records.

ZOTAC's Impressive GTX 1080 AMP Extreme and AMP! Graphics Card Impress With Aggressive Designs

ZOTAC's Monstrous GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! and AMP! Extreme Graphics Cards (Image Credits: Videocardz)

Since the Maxwell generation, ZOTAC has really beefed up their cards with aggressive looks and PCBs. This time, ZOTAC has went the same route with not one but two designs that stand out on their own. The GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! from ZOTAC is an impressive card featuring the IceStorm Fans with Carbon ExoArmor, PowerBoost, FREEZE and Spectra. We can see that the PCB uses high quality components such as the Power Boost 2.0 capacitors which allow stable supply to the core when running under overclocked conditions. The AMP! model features dual fan design with dual 8-Pin power connections.

The AMP! is great but wait till you meet the AMP! Extreme which is a behemoth of cooling and power. This card has a triple fan design and a sexy PCB (same as the AMP!) which reads "Push To The Limits". I guess ZOTAC will be aiming this card at extreme enthusiasts given the high-end PCB design that is suitable for breaking records. Both cards have the reference display ports configuration of HDMI 2.0b, Display Port 1.4 and DVI-D.

If you thought the AMP! and AMP! Extreme are some bulky designs, then you are mistaken. ZOTAC has another series incoming based on the GP104 GPU. The ZOTAC PGF series has already been teased but it looks like it will launch a bit later. Expect to see more information on these cards tomorrow.

EVGA Has a New ACX For Pascal - GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 and GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 Unveiled

GTX 1080 ACX 3.0

When we talk about NVIDIA, EVGA is the name that comes to our minds first. As NVIDIA's top US based board partner, EVGA has been building an impressive line of graphics cards for GeForce users and just like always, they are ready with another lineup based on their next generation ACX 3.0 design. Both models look fantastic and I quite like the route EVGA has gone with their new design giving the shroud a more futuristic look. The polygon texture along with black / white color scheme gives a fresh new look to the ACX.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 With Futuristic ACX 3.0 Coolers Unveiled (Image Credits: Videocardz)

The Superclocked version is the most impressive of the two however it is expected to cost more due to its more bulky design. The GeForce GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 is no slouch either with its similar dual fan cooling solution. Hothardware has a lot of pictures of the new cards to show along with a few SLI numbers of the GTX 1080 cards in gaming which looks impressive.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.0 (Image Credits: HotHardware)

The pictures from HotHardware reveal that the EVGA 1080 SC features a single 8-Pin PCI-e connector so we are guessing that these boards might still be hindered in terms of overclocking performance as did the FE reference models but since this is a custom board, there may be some technology implemented by EVGA to solve this as they do make some of the best overclocking boards such as KINGPIN series. The FTW edition on the other hand comes with dual 8-Pin power connectors to boost power delivery to the GPU.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Gaming/Synthetic Benchmark Performance:

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming WindForce x4 Pictured In Detail

Gigabyte’s graphics card was the first custom model to be teased and it is the first model that we are looking a better look at. The GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming is a beast in terms of cooling with a beefy cooler that is two slides wide and a cooler shroud that features 4 fans. The all aluminum black color heatsink is cooled by 4 fans. It is really hard to notice the fourth fan since it is placed on top of the middle fan and is smaller at around 90mm. The shroud has LED illuminated columns which lead to the Xtreme Gaming logo in the center.

Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming – The Overclocking Juggernaut (Image Credits: Videocardz)

We don’t know the purpose of the fourth fan right now but it could possibly be a solution to cool the card when the other fans are switched off in idle mode. The small fan could dissipate small amounts of heat while not producing a lot of noise. The graphics card features a fully custom PCB design that could feature up to two 8-Pin connectors. This graphics card will surely be selling at a high price point but will deliver much more overclocking and gaming performance compared to reference models.

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
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
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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