Tuesday, June 7th 2016

GIGABYTE Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming

GIGABYTE launched its flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming graphics card. This card features GIGABYTE's highest factory-overclock for the GTX 1080, supported by a custom-design PCB with a strong VRM, and a meaty new custom design cooling solution. The company's new WindForce Stack 3X cooler features three fans in a "stacked" configuration, with the middle fan slightly receded from the plane of the other two fans. This arrangement, according to GIGABYTE, maximizes air-flow to the heatsink.

The cooler also features RGB LED lighting on an X-shaped design element, and a logo on the top of the card, right next to its two 8-pin PCIe power inputs. The cooler comes with a back-plate. GIGABYTE is including quite a few useful accessories with the card, including a 2U-spaced SLI HB bridge, a front-panel that fits into a 5.25-inch drive bay, giving you two HDMI 2.0b ports, and a pair of USB 3.0 ports relayed from your motherboard header; or a rear-panel bracket that puts out those two HDMI 2.0b ports from the card. GIGABYTE is backing the card with a staggering 4-year warranty (online registration needed).
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35 Comments on GIGABYTE Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming

#1
Legacy-ZA
Oh look, there is an "X" and "Gaming" in that name, easily worth $150 more alone. :P
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#2
D007
Annnnndd no clocks..lol
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#3
Prima.Vera
Specs will be announced this Christmas....
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#4
dj-electric
Nothing is truly extreme without vBIOS and TDP control.
No voltage control? i wouldn't then bother with a high profile card. Rather have a smaller and quiter one.
A common wrong assumption people have is that an extra 6PIN or 8PIN magically adds extra OC capabilities.
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Legacy-ZA
Oh look, there is an "X" and "Gaming" in that name, easily worth $150 more alone. :p
Don't forget the LEDs, at least an extra $20 for those.

Dj-ElectriC
Nothing is truly extreme without vBIOS and TDP control.
No voltage control? i wouldn't then bother with a high profile card. Rather have a smaller and quiter one.
A common wrong assumption people have is that an extra 6PIN or 8PIN magically adds extra OC capabilities.
I'm pretty sure Gigabyte wouldn't bother giving the card the ability to pull an extra 150W of juice unless they'd unlocked all the voltage control options. To be honest, even if it is fully unlocked, an extra 150W on a card that is specced up to 225W at maximum load seems... excessive.
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#6
bug
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I'm pretty sure Gigabyte wouldn't bother giving the card the ability to pull an extra 150W of juice unless they'd unlocked all the voltage control options. To be honest, even if it is fully unlocked, an extra 150W on a card that is specced up to 225W at maximum load seems... excessive.
On the other hand, there's little reason to spend the money on such cards if you're not going to do wild things with them.
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#8
L.ccd
Looks worse than Kylo Ren's lightsaber, and that's saying something.
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#9
GhostRyder
I don't think its eXtreme enough for me :P

On a serious note, I would like to see how far the upgrades can allow the card to be pushed.
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#14
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
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Don't forget the LEDs, at least an extra $20 for those.



I'm pretty sure Gigabyte wouldn't bother giving the card the ability to pull an extra 150W of juice unless they'd unlocked all the voltage control options. To be honest, even if it is fully unlocked, an extra 150W on a card that is specced up to 225W at maximum load seems... excessive.
It is indeed excessive, that's why we only put 1 8 pin on the G1.
But the TDP for the Xtreme Gaming card will be higher and that's why we put a very beefy cooler on it.
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#15
sudey
Gigabyte-Gaming
It is indeed excessive, that's why we only put 1 8 pin on the G1.
But the TDP for the Xtreme Gaming card will be higher and that's why we put a very beefy cooler on it.
I expect 2.2-2.25 MHz(OC) in games. As will be shown in the shop immediately buy or order
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#16
micropage7
i dunno how effective these fans, by cutting airflow each other?
improving cooling? by 2% better than before
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#17
GhostRyder
Gigabyte-Gaming
It is indeed excessive, that's why we only put 1 8 pin on the G1.
But the TDP for the Xtreme Gaming card will be higher and that's why we put a very beefy cooler on it.
Cool, so will yall also work on getting a waterblock available for this card for those of us that want to LC the card since this is a custom PCB?
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#18
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
GhostRyder
Cool, so will yall also work on getting a waterblock available for this card for those of us that want to LC the card since this is a custom PCB?
There might or might not be another product with the same PCB :cool:
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#19
sudey
Gigabyte-Gaming
There might or might not be another product with the same PCB :cool:
There will be news about an exit of 1080 XTREME GAMING on following weeks? It is heavy to wait even for news about an exit when it is already possible to buy. Evga FTW Asus Strix and zotac extreme. But i don't buy I wait for news at least.
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#20
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
sudey
There will be news about an exit of 1080 XTREME GAMING on following weeks? It is heavy to wait even for news about an exit when it is already possible to buy. Evga FTW Asus Strix and zotac extreme. But i don't buy I wait for news at least.
Next week we ship media samples and probably the first batch as well.
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#21
Majestik
Gigabyte-Gaming
Next week we ship media samples and probably the first batch as well.
Sounds good, thank you for the update!
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#22
sudey
Gigabyte-Gaming
Next week we ship media samples and probably the first batch as well.
I prepare the money to buy or order next week in Germany or early still? Thanks
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#23
GhostRyder
Gigabyte-Gaming
There might or might not be another product with the same PCB :cool:
Cool, look forward to seeing it!!!
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#24
newconroer
Gigabyte rep, where is the information on the waterforce model? Other vendors are already publishing their hybrid /aio products and allowing pre orders/selling to distributors.
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#25
Gigabyte-Gaming
Gigabyte Rep
newconroer
Gigabyte rep, where is the information on the waterforce model? Other vendors are already publishing their hybrid /aio products and allowing pre orders/selling to distributors.
Our R&D team is busy making a good product :cool:
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