Thursday, May 4th 2017

MSI Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk EK X Graphics Card

MSI today introduced its flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, the GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk EK X. Unlike the GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk series, which come with factory-fitted AIO liquid cooling solutions, the SeaHawk EK X comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water block made by EK Water Blocks, which you plumb to your own liquid cooling loop. In theory, this card can have superior cooling to its AIO liquid cooling siblings. The underlying PCB between the two cards is different, too. Whlie the SeaHawk EK X comes with the same PCB as the GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Plus, the SeaHawk comes with a slightly shorter PCB that's derived from NVIDIA reference PCB, found on the company's GTX 1080 Ti Aero series.

Interestingly, the MSI GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk EK X comes with the same factory-overclocked speeds out of the box, as the SeaHawk series - 1544 MHz core, 1657 MHz GPU Boost, and an untouched 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective). The "OC Mode," enabled using the included MSI Gaming app, runs the card at 1569/1683 MHz core/boost, with 11.12 GHz memory. The company didn't reveal pricing, although we expect this card to be priced around $850.
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5 Comments on MSI Intros GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SeaHawk EK X Graphics Card

#2
Bandalo
That's one tall video card...
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#3
diatribe
That very similar to what it would cost to buy a 1080ti and put a EK waterblock and backplate on it. ONly this way you don't have to dissemble your factory cooling which is a nice time-saver. Also, the added badging on the block along with the solid right aluminum shroud and dragon look pretty cool.
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Caring1
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Just shows what a waste of space the DVI port is.
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#5
MintCondition
Gosh are they stupid or what ? REMOVE THAT F*CKING DVI PORT AND MAKE IT 1SLOTED DAMMIT
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