Thursday, May 12th 2016

GALAX Semi-custom GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card Pictured

GALAX is ready with a custom-design (technically semi-custom) GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Pictured below, the card combines a custom-design lateral-flow, blower-type cooler, with what appears to be the NVIDIA reference PCB (board # PG411). Like the reference "Founders Edition" card, the GALAX GTX 1080 draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector.

The card lacks a back-plate, and bears a minimalist cooler design that could make it an ideal buy for those seeking a "no frills" GTX 1080 card at close to the $599 MSRP NVIDIA set for this SKU. Normally, NVIDIA and AMD have their reference-design cards priced at the MSRP for the SKU, but this time around, the company is monetizing its reference-design, by selling it at a $100 premium. The GeForce GTX 1080 goes on sale from May 27, 2016.
Source: VideoCardz
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20 Comments on GALAX Semi-custom GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card Pictured

#1
dj-electric
There will be better 599$ options, its that simple. This card has nothing much to offer.
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#2
deemon
Dj-ElectriC said:
There will be better 599$ options, its that simple. This card has nothing much to offer.
Well... it's a GTX 1080 ... that is cheaper than "founders edition" ... that's is already enough for most of us. Aesthetically (not that it matters AT ALL in my windowless cases ever) I would have liked it without the glossy part in the middle ... but... it's never going to be visible anyway, so who cares?
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#3
PcFixer
Looks like reference card here... just with a cheap looking plastic cooler Shroud. So the Shroud it what makes the Founders Edition more expensive. Awesome.... ~_~
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#4
Fx
The Ti is always best to wait for if you can contain the itch.
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#5
TheinsanegamerN
Dj-ElectriC said:
There will be better 599$ options, its that simple. This card has nothing much to offer.
ZOTAC's custom cooled GPU was suggested to be close to the $699 price point. Methinks that many custom cooled GPUs will end up closer to the founder edition cards price wise.
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#6
micropage7
nice and plain, just buy some permanent marker and start drawing
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#7
Caring1
It might have a single 8 pin connector, but the PCB has a space for a second one facing the rear, not the top.
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#8
lZKoce
Batmobil- edition ? I like the box cover art :) Nice marketing.
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#9
ironwolf
Creepy/horrible box cover art.
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#10
AsRock
TPU addict
Dj-ElectriC said:
There will be better 599$ options, its that simple. This card has nothing much to offer.
Maybe so but that cooler looks much better than that silver crap but of course that imo.
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#11
Ferrum Master
ironwolf said:
Creepy/horrible box cover art.
Very good one. Very old day Voodooesque.
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#12
Kanan
Like I said people, GTX 680-ish reference card for MSRP prices! Expect the real ref card to be more expensive (if not 699$).
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#13
LTUGamer
Bad reference cooler+ reference PCB + ugly design, not as good as regular one = "semi-custom" card

Magic. Maybe W1zzard made this magic? :D
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#14
ASOT
It must be verry cheap..to choose such think,otherwise choose something more elegant and good.
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#15
red_stapler
This looks like a good card to put a waterblock on!
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#16
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
red_stapler said:
This looks like a good card to put a waterblock on!
Yeah, that's about it. Otherwise, that plastic shroud looks like crap! Hopefully they at least kept the higher-quality blower fan that is actually fairly good (and not as noisy as cheaper ones) on the higher-end Reference Nvidia cards.
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#17
MrGenius
They took the cooler off one of their GTX 980s, peeled the stickers off, and slapped it on their GTX 1080 FE(since the stickers don't match their GTX 1080 FE insane clown posse box). They couldn't even be bothered to make new stickers for it to match the new box art. Nice! :shadedshu:

http://www.galax.net/GLOBAL/980v.html

What's funny is their site doesn't show it that way. Because it would be too easy to see what they've done there. LMAO!!

http://www.galax.net/GLOBAL/1080.html
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#18
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
GALAX Semi-custom GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card PayDay edition?
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#19
jboydgolfer
anyone seen a US 10xx for sale yet??pre-order i mean ofc
i spoke to a "source" @ newegg, and still no go.
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#20
Tran Hong Duc
this looks cheap without a base plate, this is a no can do for me. period. never liked galax design btw.
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