Corsair's Hydro GFX 1080 Is Part MSI, Liquid Cooled And All Badass

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There’s no question that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is a beastly graphics chip. Marco reviewed the graphics card back in mid-May and praised its stellar performance and relatively low power consumption compared to the competition. For the most part, we’ve mainly seen air-cooled versions of the GeForce GTX 1080 make their way to the market, but Corsair has just announced a new card for water-cooling enthusiasts.

Corsair worked in conjunction with MSI to introduce the Hydro GFX GTX 1080. The graphics card features a Hydro Series H55 cooler mounted on the GPU along with a fully-sealed liquid cooling system complete with a 120mm radiator and LED-lit 120mm fan.

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Whereas stock GeForce GTX 1080 cards have a base clock of 1607 MHz and a boost clock of 1733 MHz, the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 offers a Gaming Mode which clocks the GPU at 1683 MHz / 1822 MHz (Base / Boost), while OC Mode cranks it up ever so slightly to 1708 MHz / 1847 MHz (Base / Boost). Gaming Mode provides the best balance of performance and noise levels, while Silent Mode still delivers the stock GTX 1080 experience (and speeds) with minimal noise output.

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Installation is a breeze, since everything that you need to get started comes preassembled out of the box. Simply insert the card into a free PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot and mount the radiator, then you’re ready to install the latest MSI software and get started.

The Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 is available to purchase right now in the United States, and it is priced at $749.