Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 here is the custom versions of ASUS, MSI, EVGA and ZOTAC

After the Founders Edition version of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 video card, come the variations of individual producers. ASUS, MSI, EVGA and Zotac have already raised the curtain on custom versions of the new offering performance video cards based on Pascal graphics processor.

After starting the commercialization of the Founders Edition version of the powerful new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 video card, individual producers have raised the curtain on their own custom versions. Specifically, recently, ASUS, EVGA, MSI and ZOTAC have announced revised and corrected versions of the high-end Nvidia GPU, which differ from the Founders Edition version for cooling systems, and PCB levels overclock higher or lower, depending on the models.

ASUS

ASUS presented the ROG Strix GTX 1080 card that improves the already high performance of the Founders Edition version with a factory overclock leading the CPU frequency up to 1,898 MHz in Gaming Mode and up to 1,936 MHz OC mode. The extra performance, underlines, Asus translate into an increase of about 6.5% recorded in 3D Mark benchmarks (tests Fire Strike Extreme) and a 7.4% with the Hitman videogame.

asus rog gtx 1080ASUS has placed particular care in the realization of the DirectCU III thermal design with Triple-Wing Blade 0 dB fan. It does not lack attention to aesthetics with the integration of the Aura RGB lighting system.

asus rog gtx 1080ASUS provides two different card variants which differ due to the different of the processor operating frequency. They report to follow the statement with the main technical characteristics:

NameROG STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING ROG STRIX-GTX1080-8G-GAMING 
GPU GP104-00 GP104-00
Core ClockOC Mode : GPU Boost Clock: 1936 MHz,
GPU Base Clock: 1784 MHzGaming Mode (default) : GPU Boost Clock: 1898 MHz, 1759 MHz GPU Base Clock
 1733 MHz boost clock / 1607 MHz base clock
Storage 8GB
GDDR5X 10 Gbps
 8GB GDDR5X 10 Gbps
Thermal Design Asus DirectCU III with FanConnectAsus DirectCU III with FanConnect
BackplateYes Yes
LED AURA RGB Lightning AURA RGB Lightning
Connectivity1 x DVI-D Native
Native HDMI 2.0 x 2
x 2 Native DisplayPort 1.4
 1 x DVI-D Native
Native HDMI 2.0 x 2
x 2 Native DisplayPort 1.4
Dimensions 29.8 x 13.4 x 4 cm 29.8 x 13.4 x 4 cm
Connectors 6 + 8 pin 6 + 8 pin

 

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  • 1733 MHz Boost Clock with Super Alloy Power II Delivery
  • Aura RGB Lighting on both shroud and back plate
  • New ASUS Fan Connect provides dual 4-pin GPU-controlled PWM fan headers

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EVGA

The custom version of EVGA is represented by GeForce GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 that will comes in four variants, including the ” basic ” version and Superclocked, FTW and Classified (product not yet active). To differentiate the various models involved the operation of the CPU frequency, the power system (14 and 10 respectively in phases Classified variant FTW) and RGB lighting.

evga gtx 1080All custom variants EVGA integrate the dual fan cooling system ACX 3.0 which improves the contact area of the copper base and introduces an optimization of the fans in the activation curve to contain noise. The Classified version and provide the FTW, also, the LED RGB lighting system. Price and date of availability have not yet been reported.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Classified ACX 3.0 and EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Classified ACX 3.0 and EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0

Summary that explains the main differences between the individual models :

NameBase clock/BoosLEDBIOSHeatsinkPower
(steps) 
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Classified ACX 3.0TBD/TBDRGB3ACX 3.0 14 + 3
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0TBD/TBDRGB2ACX 3.0 10 + 2
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC ACX 3.01708/1847 MHzYes (White) 1 ACX 3.0 5 + 1
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ACX 3.01607/1733 MHzYes (White)1 ACX 3.0 5 + 1

EVGA has announced also the forthcoming arrival of a variant equipped with a liquid cooling system.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 8GB GDDR5X, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphics Card 08G-P4-6286-KR
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EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0, 8GB GDDR5X, RGB LED, 10CM FAN, 10 Power Phases, Double BIOS, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphics Card 08G-P4-6286-KR
  • Real Base Clock: 1721 MHz / Real Boost Clock: 1860 MHz; Memory Detail: 8192MB GDDR5X
  • Completely adjustable RGB LED using EVGA Precision XOC
  • What you see is what you get! - No additional software required to achieve listed...

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MSI

MSI offers a particularly articulated, based on four models, each geared to a specific target audience, two of which (the GTX 1080 ARMORand GTX AERO 8G) also available in version OC. It starts with the version GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G, characterized by the unmistakable sink Twin Frozr VI TORX fans, further improved and that will produce a higher air pressure of 22%, without compromising the look the noise. also redesigned the copper base that transfers heat to the fans via heatpipes 8mm. Rounding out the picture, the new thermal paste and passive memory heatsinks and redesigned VRM.

msi twin frozrThe MSI GeForce GTX 1080 SEA HAWK is characterized by the presence of a liquid cooling system, developed in collaboration with Corsair. Integrates a Hydro Series heatsink that combines, according to the company, excellent performance in terms of heat dissipation and ” a record-breaking noise level “.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 SEA HAWK
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 SEA HAWK

It returns to a fully cooling system based on fans with the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC (link the product page). The ARMOR 2X sink, characterized by black and white design, uses two TORX fans derived from the Twin Frozr V cooler; The card is also equipped with MSI Zero Frozr technology that blocks the vents when the system the use of passive cooling deemed sufficient to keep operating temperatures within an optimum range.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC

The latest model is the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC (link product), characterized by a dissipation system based on a single radial fan that pushes the hot air through the heat sink, and then expel it outside of homes. And the MSI tab of the group with the most similar design to that of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founder Edition.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC

Following is an overview of the technical features of the MSI proposals:

NameGTX 1080 Gaming X 8GGTX 1080 SEA HAWKGTX 1080 ARMOR 8G  OCGTX 1080 ARMOR 8GGTX 1080 AERO 8G OCGTX 1080 AERO 8G
GPUGP104-00GP104-00GP104-00GP104-00GP104-00GP104-00
Core boost / Base clock1847 MHz / 1708 MHz (OC Mode)

1,822 MHz / 1,683 MHz (Gaming Mode)

1,733 MHz / 1,607 MHz (Silent Mode)

1,847 MHz / 1,708 MHz1,797 MHz / 1,657 MHz1,733 MHz / 1,607 MHz1,771 MHz / 1,632 MHz1,733 MHz / 1,607 MHz
Storage8GB GDDR 5X

10,108 MHz

8GB GDDR 5X

10,108 MHz

8GB GDDR 5X

10,010 MHz

8GB GDDR 5X

10,010 MHz

8GB GDDR 5X

10,010 MHz

8GB GDDR 5X

10,010 MHz

Thermal designTwin Frozr VICorsair H55 Hydro CoolerArmor 2XArmor 2XAero ExhaustAero Exhaust
BackplateYesYesYesYesYesYes
LEDYes (RGB) Yes No No Yes Yes
Connectivity3 x DisplayPort / HDMI / DL-DVI-D 3 x DisplayPort / HDMI / DL-DVI-D 3 x DisplayPort / HDMI / DL-DVI-D 3 x DisplayPort / HDMI / DL-DVI-D 3 x DisplayPort / HDMI / DL-DVI-D 3 x DisplayPort / HDMI / DL-DVI-D
Dimensions279 x 140 x 42 mmCard: 270 x 111 x 40 mm Cooler: 151 x 120 x 52 mm 279 x 140 x 37 mm 279 x 140 x 37 mm 269 x 111 x 35 mm 269 x 111 x 35 mm
Connectors 1 x 6-pin
8-pin x 1
8-pin x 1 1 x 6-pin 8-pin x 1 1 x 6-pin 8-pin x 1 8-pin x 18-pin x 1

 

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  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • Video Memory: 8GB GDDR5X
  • Max. Resolution: 7680 x 4320, support 4x Display monitors

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ZOTAC

ZOTAC has announced two models custom: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition and ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme which differ, in the first place, for the dissipation system: double Icestorm fan in the case of the first and triple Icestorm fan for the second. The dissipation system, the more powerful of the Extreme version, should enable the achievement of higher overclock values, but at the time, the company is not transmitting the operating frequencies of the CPU in the official data sheet.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme

ZOTAC has also planned an RGB lighting system, SPECTRA, which can be managed and customized via the ZOTAC FireStorm application.

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition

Following is an overview of the main technical characteristics, which, as mentioned, are not yet fully complete:

Name ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP EditionZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme
GPU GP104-00GP104-00
Core Clock boost / base TBD / TBD TBD / TBD
Storage 8GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5X
Thermal design Icestorm dual fan Icestorm triple fan
BackplateYes Yes
LED SPECTRA SPECTRA
Connectivity 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 HDMI 2.0b DL-DVI 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 HDMI 2.0b DL-DVI
Dimensions TBD TBD
Connectors2 x 8-pin2 x 8-pin

 

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X 256bit AMP Extreme Gaming Graphic Card (ZT-P10800B-10P)
  • Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
  • Video Memory: 8GB gddr5x
  • Max resolution: support 4x Display monitors

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These are the first custom versions of the GeForce GTX 1080, formalized parallel with the start of sales of the new GPU NVIDIA’s top range. Permissible to wait for further details on the price and timing of the distribution of the individual models in the next few days, together with the arrival of additional custom models from other well-known brands. For complete information, it also points out that each of the aforementioned companies is NVIDIA partners for the distribution of the 1080 GTX Founders Edition.

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