Gigabyte Seeks 4K Gaming Domination With Three Custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Cards

Gigabyte is getting ready to beef up its arsenal of Pascal parts with no less than three GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. Two of them will be marketed under its Aorus gaming division, leaving one with Gigabyte's own branding. All three will feature custom cooling solutions with three fans keeping the GPU nice and chilly, along with overclocked specs straight out of the factory.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G

Starting with Gigabyte's own branded GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G, this is the slowest clocked card of the bunch, though it's a still a speed demon in its own right:
  • OC Mode: 1,544MHz base, 1,657MHz boost
  • Gaming Mode: 1,515MHz base, 1,632MHz boost
Both modes are faster than what Nvidia's reference blueprint calls for—Founders Edition cards have a 1,480MHz base and 1,582MHz boost.

Gigabyte says this card is built for "extreme overclocking," as it sports an 8+2 power phase design for stable power delivery drawn from 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors. It also has a Windforce 3X cooling system with three specially designed fans that enhance airflow by 23 percent compared to traditional fans. Five composite heatpipes run through a large metal base making direct contact with the GPU.

As for bling, the card is dressed in a white chassis with customizable RGB lighting.

Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G

Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G

Second up to bat is the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G. This card ups the ante over Gigabyte's aforementioned model with a 12+2 power phase design and even faster clockspeeds right out of the box:
  • OC Mode: 1,594MHz base, 1,708MHz boost
  • Gaming Mode: 1,569MHz base, 1,683MHz boost
This one also uses a custom cooler, Windforce Stack 3X, though it's not identical to the one Gigabyte slapped onto its own branded card. The Windforce Stack 3X has three 100mm fans blowing air onto a large aluminum heatsink with heatpipes snaking through. This assembly is attached to a copper base plate. There's also a copper plate on the backside of the GPU to help dissipate heat.

RGB lighting is also featured here, though unlike Gigabyte's own branded card, this one uses two 8-pin PCIe connectors instead of an 8-pin and 6-pin.

Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G

Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G

Sitting at the top of the Ti totem pole is the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G. It's essentially the same card as the non-Xtreme version, but with faster clockspeeds:
  • OC Mode: 1,632MHz base, 1,746MHz boost
  • Gaming Mode: 1,607MHz base, 1,721MHz boost
It has the same cooling solution as the other Aorus card, except that the copper back plate is larger. So too is the RGB Aorus logo on the back of the card.

Aorus stated on Twitter that all three cards will be available to purchase this Friday. There's no word on price.

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