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MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Images Leak Out Using the Company’s Bulkiest Cooling Solution


A slew of custom GTX 1080 Ti models have been reviewed, and even at the 4K resolution, they show no signs of slowing down. MSI also wants to join the team of powerful custom GTX 1080 Ti models and while the manufacturer is yet to announce its own offering, images of the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X have been leaked, showing off the custom cooler that always manages to outperform the reference design coolers of the regular GTX 1080 Ti.

MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Uses the Company’s Thickest Version of the Popular TwinFrozr VI Cooling Solution

In an effort to keep the fan noise down to a minimum, it looks like the custom model from MSI will be using the bulkiest version of the company’s TwinFrozr VI cooling solution. Some might be thinking that this will put a lot of strain on the PCB, but the structural integrity of the printed circuit board can easily be improved by adding several screws coupled with a backplate. Computer chassis that allow users to mount their motherboards horizontally will make the process much simpler when installing the new GPU.

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According to TechPowerUp, MSI has beefed up the heatsink, which adds to that bulk in order to reduce the total amount of noise being emanated from the fans and the number of increased fan blades will also contribute to increased airflow and keep temperatures at a bearable level. According to the source, the temperature of the GPU will not be able to reach the 82 degrees centigrade mark, but that will also depend on how much you decide to overclock it. You will also have to keep the ambient temperature under close watch.

Furthermore, with the RGB-lighting hype being gravitated to components such as RAM and motherboards, it would not be fair for the enthusiast if the high-end graphics card did not come shipped with such an addition. The massive cooler shroud has an RGB LED-lit GeForce GTX badge that is present right next to the MSI dragon logo. We are certain that MSI will also allow you to control the color through its own software, so it will be a nice little touch for users who are obsessive about color aesthetics.

Though the number of VRMs have not been detailed, it does state that the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X will draw power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. There is no launch date detailed either, but it does say that the graphics card will officially be available during various channels around mid-April. A custom variant like this will definitely cost the user more than $700 so we will keep you updated with all the necessary information when it is due.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications:

WCCFtechGTX TItan X PascalGTX 1080 TiGTX 1080
Transistors12 Billion12 Billion7.2 Billion
Die Size471mm²471mm²314mm²
Memory Speed10Gbps11Gbps11Gbps
Memory Interface384-bit352-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth480GB/s484 GB/s320GB/s
CUDA Cores358435842560
Base Clock14171480 MHz1607
Boost Clock15301583 MHz1730
Price$1200 US$699 US$499 US