Whereas the G1 Gaming made use of the Windforce 3X cooler, the Extreme Gaming goes a step further with Windforce Stack Cooling. There are three fans (each with double ball bearings) that cover the length of the card, however, the central counter-rotating fan sits just slightly below the two outer fans.
Gigabyte says that not only does this patent-pending setup reduce turbulence, but it also delivers 10 percent more airflow than more traditional three-fan setups. The Windforce Stack Cooling system doubles up on the number of composite copper heat pipes, taking the total to 6. You’ll also 3D Active Fan technology and the LED Fan Stop indicator from the G1 Gaming.
The Xtreme Gaming brings with it two additional HDMI ports at the front of the card via the Xtreme VR Link. This allows you to hook your virtual reality devices without having to meddle with your HDMI monitor setup. If that isn’t enough, Gigabyte is also offering an Xtreme Gaming Premium Pack which includes a 5.25-inch drive bay that contains two HDMI ports, two USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI expansion bracket. It also comes with an SLI bridge, mouse pad, wrist band and a logo sticker.
In addition, Gigabyte announced that it will offer Xtreme Care with the GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming card. All users have to do is become a member of the Xtreme Gaming Club and complete the only registration, after which Gigabyte will extend the card’s warranty from 3 years to 4 years.
Pricing and availability haven’t been announced at this time, but we’ll update this article once we hear word from Gigabyte.