Colorful Unveils Water Cooled 4-Slot iGame GeForce GTX 1080 KUDAN Monster Graphics Card

Colorful just threw down the gauntlet on outrageously large graphics cards with a GeForce GTX 1080 model that occupies four expansion slots. Yes, we said FOUR! It needs that much space because it is lugging a liquid cooling contraption on its back to keep things extra chilly. Users can optionally detach the liquid cooling backplate, but what would be the point in buying a specialized card if the plan is to remove the very thing that makes is specialized?

Colorful iGame 1080 Kudan

Called the iGame 1080 Kudan, the monster sized graphics card is equipped with three cooling fans on the front. Each one sports a gold color border shaped like a gear, a neat effect that makes the card look like a mechanical contraption rather than a high-tech piece of electronics. Without the liquid cooling attached to its back, the card appears to take up three slots all on its own.

Colorful iGame 1080 Kudan

Colorful's card is powered by a pair of 8-pin PCI-E connectors. It isn't unusual for custom cooled GTX 1080 cards to have multiple PCI-E connectors, though it is one more than what NVIDIA's reference blueprint calls for. It also has robust connectivity support, including HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI, and an overclocking button to switch between BIOSes.

Colorful iGame 1080 Kudan Top

A bird's eye view of the top (seen above) shows how exceptionally large the Color iGame 1080 Kudan is with the water cooling unit attached to its backplate.

Colorful iGame 1080 Kudan Backside

Here's one last look from the backside. Overall the Color iGame 1080 Kudan has a more industrial look than what is typical of most graphics cards.

It's said the card is clocked at 1,936MHz, though it's not clear if that reflects the base or boost clockspeed, or if it is even accurate. As a point of reference, the air-cooled ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 has a 1,936MHz boost and 1,784MHz base in OC mode.

Via:  PCOnline
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