Friday, March 17th 2017

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Pictured

Feast your eyes on the first pictures of MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X graphics card. The card features the thickest (2.5 slots thick) and bulkiest version of MSI's iconic TwinFrozr VI cooling solution. The company is gunning for making this the quietest air-cooled GTX 1080 Ti money can buy, and so it invested "heavily" on beefing up the heatsink, the underlying heatspreaders, and tuning the fans to focus on low-noise, while keeping the GPU far away from the 82°C thermal-throttle. The muscular cooler shroud has an RGB LED-lit "GeForce GTX" badge besides the MSI dragon badge. The underlying PCB has a strong VRM that draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. We expect the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X to be launched around mid-April.
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31 Comments on MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Pictured

#1
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
I always like that MSI's TwinFrozr VI design.
Cool and quiet!
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#2
trog100
high end cards that take up more than two slots seem to be getting common.. probably connected with the fall in sli support..

trog
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#4
Trinitrotoluen
What about the dragon, I would grab it if it's in the package. C'mon MSI.
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#5
The Quim Reaper
What happened to MSI?

They used to be great value cards up until the Maxwell & Pascal cards landed, then they started asking crazy money for their stuff, Asus level rip off pricing.
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#6
Honestbob456
trog100 said:
high end cards that take up more than two slots seem to be getting common.. probably connected with the fall in sli support..

trog
MSI has had large coolers for awhile, like last year's maxwell cards as well as their AMD R9 390 series cards which had a similarly huge heat-sink like this one that took about 2.5 slots.
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#7
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Oh sod the card I want the cuddly toy! :p
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#8
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
does the Dragoon doll is included?
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#9
eidairaman1
trog100 said:
high end cards that take up more than two slots seem to be getting common.. probably connected with the fall in sli support..


trog
Started in 2013
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#10
Prima.Vera
The Quim Reaper said:
What happened to MSI?

They used to be great value cards up until the Maxwell & Pascal cards landed, then they started asking crazy money for their stuff, Asus level rip off pricing.
I know, right? No to mention the slight coil whine on all their Gaming cards....
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#11
Aenra
Could not comment about coil whine, as to be fair, an easy 60% of the people complaining about it are actually complaining about fans, loose mounting, etc.

What i -can- say is that this is one here company the support for which i've never understood. Extremely overpriced, often behind others in its field (and never mind they charge for more despite this), often with revisions not weeks after a first iteration's launch.
Then again, the more stuff that passes through my hands, the less i understand the love for Asus as well..

Whatever works for us all i guess :)
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#12
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Prima.Vera said:
I know, right? No to mention the slight coil whine on all their Gaming cards....
;) All except the 970 100ME, 970 Gaming LE, the 980 Gaming, and the 980Ti Gaming I or my Fiancè have owned. I can't be THAT lucky, huh? :D
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#13
Prima.Vera
rtwjunkie said:
;) All except the 970 100ME, 970 Gaming LE, the 980 Gaming, and the 980Ti Gaming I or my Fiancè have owned. I can't be THAT lucky, huh? :D
Only owned two Gaming X Twin Frzr cards so far from them, the 780 Ti and 1080. Both are/were coil whining when playing older games with high fps.
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Prima.Vera said:
Only own two Gaming X Twin Frzr cards so far from them, the 780 Ti and 1080. Both are/were coil whining when playing older games with high fps.
Damn, that sucks! You really got rotten luck there, and I can certainly see why you'd have your point of view. My cases may totally be exceptions for sure, you just never know. Hopefully it's not a bad coil whine. :)
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#15
EarthDog
trog100 said:
high end cards that take up more than two slots seem to be getting common.. probably connected with the fall in sli support..

trog
I'm Mean true... but... This Is the A Dual slot+ card... This is actually pretty thin, the TF cooler...

Also, there were more dual+ solutions when sli was more popular. ;)
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#16
trog100
EarthDog said:
I'm Mean true... but... This Is the A Dual slot+ card... This is actually pretty thin, the TF cooler...

Also, there were more dual+ solutions when sli was more popular. ;)
large quiet running high end cards that take up more than two slots make all the sense in the world to me.. their should be more of them.. :)

i could be wrong but i think there will be more of them.. i aint saying that they did not exist before but they were not in a majority.. come back in a couple of years and i think they will be.. :)

trog
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#17
EarthDog
They were never and are not a majority. Triple slot cooling was more common in the past. You rarely see that these days/past couple of generations. ;)

This is a dual slot card.
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#18
natr0n
If it doesn't come with the dragon no sale.
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#19
Jetster
This is why they make reinforced pci e slots
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#20
EarthDog
Why.. for dual slot coolers???? :confused:
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#21
Jetster
EarthDog said:
Why.. for dual slot coolers???? :confused:
Heavy
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#22
EarthDog
There were heavier, triple slot cooling cards before these were invented. This is mostly marketing, and a bit of strength and emi... that's it.
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#23
puma99dk|
It doesn't look like "Lucky" wanna share the GTX 1080 Ti :laugh:
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#24
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Prima.Vera said:
I know, right? No to mention the slight coil whine on all their Gaming cards....
I'll second that about the coil whine. I've got two MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming cards and they're both quite buzzy, even with vsync locked. This effect is ironically made worse by the fact that the fans are so quiet, so they don't mask the sound much.

The Palit GTX 1080 I've got at the moment is simply amazing in this respect and it has to be pushed hard to hear much coil whine out of it at all. On top of that, the fans are near silent even when pushed to the max.
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#25
Th3pwn3r
The Quim Reaper said:
What happened to MSI?

They used to be great value cards up until the Maxwell & Pascal cards landed, then they started asking crazy money for their stuff, Asus level rip off pricing.
Asus makes top of the line products. You should expect to pay top dollar for them. In all my years of messing around with PCs I've always had great experience with Asus stuff. To be honest though, I've only had EVGA video cards fail on me and a IBM Deathstar hard drive :D
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