Monday, October 17th 2016

GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming WaterForce WB

GIGABYTE, the world's leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the latest GeForce GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING WATERFORCE WB graphics card that combines the most advanced Pascal architecture with GIGABYTE open-loop liquid cooling solution. Packed with a custom-designed full-cover water block, the card is ready for custom liquid cooling loop setups without having to swap the existing cooler the conventional way, costing less while keeping the warranty intact. The card also features RGB lighting, VR-friendly connectivity, and premium quality components to make it the ultimate gaming graphics card for water cooling enthusiasts looking for the most extreme gaming experience.

Delivering fierce cooling for the most heated gameplay, the card boasts a water block covering the entire length of the board and incorporates a large copper base plate in direct contact to the GPU core, VRAM and critical components to maximize heat dissipation. The optimized liquid flow over these critical areas is able to rapidly remove the heat, keeping the card to remain cool and stable even when aggressively overclocked.
Forged with the sorted XTREME GAMING-grade GPU, the card guarantees supreme overclocking capability without compromising system reliability. Clocked at 1936MHz in OC mode, the card delivers blazing fast gaming performance over the reference design and other competitions. The 12+2 power phases provide even more stable voltage output for serious overclocking. The use of premium-grade chokes and capacitors also ensure ultra durability for a longer system lifespan.

The card ignites the passion for gaming with full-spectrum RGB light glowing along the card edges. Users are free to customize with virtually unlimited color options and light effects using Xtreme Engine software for building a totally unique and personal gaming rig. The card is protected with a solid metal back plate to strengthen the structure, while giving it a sleek, premium look. The aerospace-grade PCB coating provides extra protection against moisture, dust and corrosive contaminants.

In terms of output, the card is ready for virtual reality applications with the Xtreme VR Link. This VR-friendly feature offers 2 additional HDMI connectors at the front of the card, providing gamers with extra output flexibility to connect VR devices while using HDMI monitors at the same time without the need of adaptors.

Unlike the conventional method of replacing the existing cooler with a third-party water block that would void the warranty, the GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING WATERFORCE WB ensures the users are well covered with the 3-year product warranty. By signing up as member of the XTREME GAMING Club and completing the online product registration, GIGABYTE will extend the product warranty from 3 to 4 years, giving owners extra peace of mind.

For more information, visit the product page.
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9 Comments on GIGABYTE Unveils GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming WaterForce WB

#1
the54thvoid
I like the design, not too garish but looks different from some other blocks. Price will be off the charts though :(
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#2
deu
Reminds me of the XSPC cooler I had for my GTX690 :0 looks nice!
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#3
SetsunaFZero
now the Question, douse this card support 7 active display-outputs?
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#4
bogami
Pretty of good cooling Case. Setting the additional exits to the inner side of the GPU had a minimal need to use. A DVI-D output is difficult to do so would be removable because it trumpeted for years and here we could have done this .no it is too expensive . whether you want the space ,you have to welding of your self ...
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#5
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
Can we all just take a moment to acknowledge the fact that they have created a card that comes waterblocked from the factory, but is still two-slots? :wtf:
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#6
Caring1
Those visible machine tracks inside are cringe worthy, no self respecting machinist would let a product out that looks like that, it must be an automated process set up for speed, not quality.
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#7
GhostRyder
Actually looks very good! Would not mind having one like that myself.
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#8
bogami
It would not be difficult to make a few feet on s (Thinking as a connection to USB3) the base plate and two screws or bed , which could, if desired or necessary (which is less likely) affixed the DVI-D connection ! And a slot GPU is here .... really cheap to let them lazy designers such a cheap excuse. :shadedshu::banghead: . Just think how much would gain a basic cooling design with this solution.
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#9
Footman
I wonder who made the waterblock.
I just bought the 1080 Seahawk EK. This comes with EK waterblock and backplate. Been a champ so far. Although expensive, it works out cheaper than buying the parts separately, relieves you of the need to remove HSF's and apply waterblock and keeps warranty intact.

The joke really is that I see no real reason to spend money on the more expensive 1080's when they all seem to boost to the same overclocked levels when cooled sufficiently.
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