Monday, May 30th 2016

GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Detailed Some More

GIGABYTE launched its GeForce GTX 1080 lineup with just two cards, the reference Founders Edition card, and the GTX 1080 G.1 Gaming, targeted at people who use their graphics cards for gaming. The GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming, which was teased in older articles, however, was missing in action. It turns out that GIGABYTE wants to give this card some Computex fame before it hits the shelves as the company's flagship GTX 1080 offering (for now).

The GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming is every bit as high-end and 'muscular' as described in our older article, but it turns out that GIGABYTE has made some major value additions. To begin with, the card will feature two front-facing HDMI ports, in addition to the one present on the rear bracket. An extended VR-link bracket lets you wire these ports out for additional HDMI ports, for your VR gear. The idea here is to let you plug in multiple HMDs to your machine, if it has enough compute power for multiple players in your game. The card also includes a more convenient 5.25-inch front-panel (if your case has them), with two HDMI ports, and two USB 3.0 ports that wire out from the motherboard's USB 3.0 front-panel header. Sadly, HMDs aren't plug-and-play, and you need to reboot your machine for your graphics card to detect and auto-configure them. The retail version of this card ships with a back-plate.
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71 Comments on GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Detailed Some More

#2
shilka
Caring1 said:
No back plate?
I was just about to say the same thing.
I was looking forward to this card and would have been the card to get for me.

With orange and no backplate its a no go for me and i think i will go with the Asus Strix instead.

The G1 Gaming is pretty ugly as well so Gigabyte has really taken a huge step backwards in looks this time around.
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#3
Jack1n
Very interested to see how this sunken fan design performs, and yes, no backplate is quite disappointing.
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#4
RejZoR
Now that I have a card with backplate, it's really hard to go back to none. Even if it doesn't play any particular role, it's a protection when I'm fiddling inside the case while system is running. I can touch the graphic card from above and I'm sure I won't fry anything. And it looks nice and it's also easier to clean the dust.
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#5
koaschten
flagship ... I see what you did there :laugh:
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#6
stulid
Im sure there will be a backplate, all the others did.
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#7
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
This is an early engineering sample, if you look closely there's a white bracket connected to the PCB. It's our flagship card, of course the mass production card has a backplate, you'll see more pictures tomorrow.
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#8
Slyce
Been a Gigabyte fan for the 9-Series cards... but this Xtreme Gaming card is not appealing for me at all. The G1 1080 is also a step back from the 980Ti G1 in my eyes.

Also... would'nt it be better to have neutral colors if your device is RGB? The loud orange accents on the fan area as well as the sides will ruin the color coordination for me unless I do go with an orange theme.

With these 1080 cards, I think the Asus Strix has the best RGB implementation: Blacked out card with RGB accents.
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#9
Jack1n
Gigabyte-Gaming said:
This is an early engineering sample, if you look closely there's a white bracket connected to the PCB. It's our flagship card, of course the mass production card has a backplate, you'll see more pictures tomorrow.
Are you an official Gigabyte spokesman?
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#10
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
Jack1n said:
Are you an official Gigabyte spokesman?
I just created the account to respond, so there's no way for me to give proof.
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#12
Jack1n
Gigabyte-Gaming said:
I'm back with proof...


It was not my intention to call you a liar or anything like that, just wanted to know if you were from Gigabyte, sweet looking card and welcome to TPU.
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#13
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
Jack1n said:
It was not my intention to call you a liar or anything like that, just wanted to know if you were from Gigabyte, sweet looking card and welcome to TPU.
I didn't take any offense. Thanks for the welcome message.
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#14
Gungar
I hope the pricing is near Zotac AMP extreme model!
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#15
shilka
Gigabyte-Gaming said:
I'm back with proof...


Holy crap thats a nice looking backplate!
This card is back as my number 1 pick again, just one question those stripes are they red or orange?

Sory for asking but its hard to tell for me on my monitor.
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#16
W1zzard
Jack1n said:
Are you an official Gigabyte spokesman?
Yes he is, custom title given.
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#17
Caring1
That is a sexy back plate, I like it a lot.
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#18
Prima.Vera
Giga, can you share some specs/price with the class? In case they are still not under NDA... :D
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#19
GC_PaNzerFIN
I was a bit scared with no backplate, but nice comeback! Now we are talking! When does this hit retail stores? :)
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#20
samikf
That looks sweet! How long is the card? My FT02 can fit roughly 12" long cards so will that thing fit?
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#21
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
i like the card, also the backplate seems great too,
@Gigabyte-Gaming there is Gigabyte's gaming PSU?
nice...


Regards,
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#22
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
shilka said:
Holy crap thats a nice looking backplate!
This card is back as my number 1 pick again, just one question those stripes are they red or orange?

Sory for asking but its hard to tell for me on my monitor.
It's a bit more orange than red
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#23
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
samikf said:
That looks sweet! How long is the card? My FT02 can fit roughly 12" long cards so will that thing fit?
I don't know exactly, it's not longer than the G1 but it is a bit wider and almost 3 slots. The cooler on this thing is a beast
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#24
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
peche said:
i like the card, also the backplate seems great too,
@Gigabyte-Gaming there is Gigabyte's gaming PSU?
nice...


Regards,
Yes, part of the Xtreme Gaming family of products
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#25
shilka
Got another question for you Gigabyte-Gaming and that is are you going to have your own SLI bridges.
MSI EVGA Asus and others have their own bridges and MSI has just shown off their new HB bridge.

http://www.techpowerup.com/222942/msi-gaming-custom-design-sli-hb-bridge-pictured

I really like the Gigabyte Gaming logo and would love to have that on a bridge instead of a boring plain bridge with nothing on it.

Also do you know who is the OEM on that new PSU you have also shown?
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