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MSI Unveils Its GeForce GTX 1080 Models, Including the GAMING X 8G

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NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 video card is launching today, with the Founders Edition model arriving on doorsteps, and the board partners getting their models out. MSI has four different GTX 1080 models it is preparing, so you're covered for anything you can think of. The MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G is its flagship card, boasting the company's new Twin Frozr VI cooler to give the card higher clock speeds at lower temperatures. There is an RGB LED strip on the card in MSI's dragon logo that can be customized to any one of 16.8 million colors for a unique look in your case. The video card itself sports a 10-phase PCB design with Military Class IV components, while the 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe connectors deliver more than enough power to handle whatever overclocks you attempt. A matte black solid metal backplate helps give the GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G rigidity to put an end to any flexing over the life of the card.

That new Twin Frozr VI cooler features the Torx Fan 2.0, an improved version of the previous Torx fan to deliver 22% more air pressure for enhanced cooling at lower noise levels. The fans feature Double Ball Bearings for smooth and silent operation that lasts. The cooler has 8mm cooper heat pipes that have a squared shape at the bottom for maximum contact and heat transfer from the Pascal GPU, with the nickel-plated cooper baseplate soaking up the heat.

As I said, MSI has four different GTX 1080 cards it is unveiling today, with the second one the GTX 1080 SEA HAWK. This model comes with a Corsair Hydro H55 liquid cooler already attached, presenting a great partnership between the two companies to help push what the GTX 1080 can do. Corsair has been quite pleased with the collaboration, letting the two companies create the "fastest, coolest, quietest" card around.It should make for some high overclocks when you push the card and cooler to its limit.

MSI's third card is the GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC, which features the ARMOR 2X cooler. It has a black and white aesthetic throughout, giving it a sweet look to go with the performance. A pair of Torx fans keep it cool, while the Advanced Airflow Control help get the most airflow to the components that need it most. Add on Zero Frozr technology to stop the fans in low load situations, and you have one quiet card that also runs cool.

Last, but not least, is the MSI GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC video card. This model sports a black and silver color scheme and a radial cooler to exhaust all the air out the back of the PC case. It most resembles reference cards in the past, just with a snazzy look and MSI technology powering it. Oh, and that GTX 1080 GPU, too.

All MSI GeForce GTX 1080 models are VR Ready, with the MSI Gaming App featuring one-click optimization to deliver the ultimate VR experience. You can also grab the VR Boost Kit, which fits in a 5.25" bay and provides a user-friendly way to optimize for VR if an app isn't your thing. Pricing for these MSI GTX 1080 models was not announced, but they should start at $599 and go up from there. Expect to see these on (r)etail shelves soon.

Source: Press Release




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