A slew of custom GTX 1080 Ti models have been reviewed, and even at the 4K resolution, they show no signs of slowing down. MSI also wants to join the team of powerful custom GTX 1080 Ti models and while the manufacturer is yet to announce its own offering, images of the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X have been leaked, showing off the custom cooler that always manages to outperform the reference design coolers of the regular GTX 1080 Ti.
MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Uses the Company’s Thickest Version of the Popular TwinFrozr VI Cooling Solution
In an effort to keep the fan noise down to a minimum, it looks like the custom model from MSI will be using the bulkiest version of the company’s TwinFrozr VI cooling solution. Some might be thinking that this will put a lot of strain on the PCB, but the structural integrity of the printed circuit board can easily be improved by adding several screws coupled with a backplate. Computer chassis that allow users to mount their motherboards horizontally will make the process much simpler when installing the new GPU.
Furthermore, with the RGB-lighting hype being gravitated to components such as RAM and motherboards, it would not be fair for the enthusiast if the high-end graphics card did not come shipped with such an addition. The massive cooler shroud has an RGB LED-lit GeForce GTX badge that is present right next to the MSI dragon logo. We are certain that MSI will also allow you to control the color through its own software, so it will be a nice little touch for users who are obsessive about color aesthetics.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications:
|WCCFtech||GTX TItan X Pascal||GTX 1080 Ti||GTX 1080|
|Transistors||12 Billion||12 Billion||7.2 Billion|
|Memory||12GB GDDR5X||11GB GDDR5X||8GB GDDR5X|
|Memory Bandwidth||480GB/s||484 GB/s||320GB/s|
|Base Clock||1417||1480 MHz||1607|
|Boost Clock||1530||1583 MHz||1730|
|Compute||11 TFLOPS||11.5 TFLOPs||9 TFLOPS|
|Price||$1200 US||$699 US||$499 US|