Friday, May 12th 2017

ZOTAC Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm With Integrated Waterblock

ZOTAC, one of the most regarded AIB partners of NVIDIA, has announced their new take on the GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, offering a waterblock-integrated version of it. This looks to be a gorgeous graphics card, with LED illumination that I can get behind of: ZOTAC has what it calls SPECTRA lighting on this GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm, though sadly, only a few renders were liberated, so to speak.

Other than the integrated waterblock and the new SPECTRA lighting system, this is a GTX 1080 Ti as they come: it features the same 3584 CUDA cores and 11GB of GDDR5X memory. The clocks aren't pushing any boundaries either: the core will carry a 1506 base, 1620 MHz boost clock, while the memory clock stays untouched at the stock 11 GHz. However, it's likely you'll be able to push these cards much higher than that, considering the usage of a 16+2 phase design and a pair of 8-pin connectors. No pricing or availability were revealed, but expect to pay a pretty, pretty penny for this graphics card.
Source: Videocardz
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11 Comments on ZOTAC Announces the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm With Integrated Waterblock

#1
the54thvoid
Meh. I've seen the light. If it's not an AIO solution, just buy an FE and buy a 3rd party block. FE cards seem to be very good (unless I just got lucky).
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#2
dj-electric
Pinch me and tell me this isnt a triple slot taking card. Please.
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#3
the54thvoid
"Dj-ElectriC said:
Pinch me and tell me this isnt a triple slot taking card. Please.
Why would it be? It's a full on water block.
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#4
ERazer
"Dj-ElectriC said:
Pinch me and tell me this isnt a triple slot taking card. Please.
it looks like just a shadow, it makes it look tripple slot with those fittings
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#5
ERazer
Sorry double post
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#6
zo0lykas
yes is it's, you can clearly see card take's 2 slots and that ugly fitting another one :/


"Dj-ElectriC said:
Pinch me and tell me this isnt a triple slot taking card. Please.
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#7
Caring1
2 slots, and comes complete with RGB.
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#8
Grings
"the54thvoid said:
Meh. I've seen the light. If it's not an AIO solution, just buy an FE and buy a 3rd party block. FE cards seem to be very good (unless I just got lucky).
This does have the bonus of the zotac 5 year warranty intact if anything goes wrong, rather than re-fitting the stock cooler and crossing your fingers you get away with it when rma'ing
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#9
bogami
The block carries an active liquid cooling GPU, but does not cool the MOSFET units, which is a very hot part of the card. Here are a few gaps are covered and do not even have air flow. This block is very bad minimalist and cheap with a small copper work through the processor. (All in one solution.) This block is cheaper than air cooler is my opinion. Thermal image would be desirable under the full stress for 4 h.
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#10
radrok
That connection terminal is FUGLY
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#11
atomicus
"Grings said:
This does have the bonus of the zotac 5 year warranty intact if anything goes wrong, rather than re-fitting the stock cooler and crossing your fingers you get away with it when rma'ing
That's not an issue with some brands like EVGA. They have no issue with users fitting water blocks, and providing any fault with the card is not related to damage caused while removing the cooler, or (obviously) your loop leaking on it, then you just need to reattach the original cooler for RMA purposes. I believe MSI and Asus are fine with this also, but I've certainly been told directly by EVGA this is the case.

It's not clear what quality of water block is used on this Zotac, but personally I'd stick with EK or Heatkiller for my blocks. I can't see this one being up to the same standard, and that terminal looks pretty nasty. The 5-year warranty is a bonus though.
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