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

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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.

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 Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Pascal)
Graphics Core GM204 GM200 GM200 GP104 GP104 GP102
Process Node 28nm 28nm 28nm 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Transistors 5.2 Billion 8 Billion 8 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12.0 Billion
CUDA Cores 2048 CUDA Cores 2816 CUDA Cores 3072 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1126 MHz 1000 MHz 1000 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1417 MHz
Boost Clock 1216 MHz 1075 MHz 1075 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1531 MHz
FP32 Compute 5.6 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 7.0 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 10.1 TFLOPs
VRAM 4 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 12 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X
Bus Interface 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 384-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector 6+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 165W 250W 250W 150W 180W 250W
Display Outputs 3x 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 Date September 2014 May 2015 March 2015 10th June 2016 27th May 2016 August 2016
Launch Price $549 US $649 US $999 US $379 US $599 US $1200 US
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