Wednesday, June 21st 2017

GIGABYTE Intros the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition

GIGABYTE launched a variant of its flagship Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition graphics card, which is prepped for water-cooling. The new Aorus GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition comes with a factory-fitted full-coverage water-block, which you plumb to your water-cooling loop. The block is made of nickel-plated copper, with a clear acrylic top, and an aluminium+plastic top-plate with a cutout the shape of the Aorus logo. The acrylic top is studded with RGB multi-color LEDs, which can be controlled using GIGABYTE RGB Fusion software.

The Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition comes with out of the box clock speeds of 1607 MHz core, 1721 MHz GPU Boost, with a software-enabled "OC mode" which cranks up clocks to 1632/1746 MHz; compared to NVIDIA-reference clocks of 1480/1582 MHz. The memory is left untouched at 11 GHz (GDDR5X-effective). The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors; and features a similar, VR-optimized display connector layout to its air-cooled sibling, which includes three DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.0, and one dual-link DVI-D where you'd expect them, plus a third HDMI connector near the card's tail end (facing the front of your case). The company didn't reveal pricing.
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10 Comments on GIGABYTE Intros the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition

#1
bogami
The liquid cooling of the nVIdia 1000 series GPU card has a very good and high stable operating frequency that does not decrease. My MSI sea hawk EK operates at 45 ° c and 1934Hz or more without fluctuation depending on the game. AORUS has beautifully decorated its model and it is very nice, and the price will be higher accordingly. Beast!
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#2
Chloe Price
This one belongs to the "sexy hardware thread" thread. :D
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#4
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
Aorus is making insane hardware now days...:rolleyes:
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#5
Duality92
I wonder who is the OEM for the block.
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#6
deu
Why not "just" copper? :0 They put fake light to make it look copper anyways :S. The card with copper and some light to enforce/enhance the copper would be a superseller imo :0
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#7
GhostRyder
Holy cow, that is one heck of a sexy video card!!!

Most intriguing to me is the additional HDMI on the top row.
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#8
peche
Thermaltake fanboy
deu
Why not "just" copper? :0 They put fake light to make it look copper anyways :S. The card with copper and some light to enforce/enhance the copper would be a superseller imo :0
nickel is cheaper than cooper ... logical sense... :rolleyes:
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#9
velizar
deu
Why not "just" copper? :0 They put fake light to make it look copper anyways :S. The card with copper and some light to enforce/enhance the copper would be a superseller imo :0
to avoid the possibility of galvanic corrosion. having unprotected copper and aluminium parts in the cooling loop would damage the copper. sooner or later you'll have a hole. having a thin nickel coat on the copper parts is protecting them.
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#10
Dammeron
velizar
to avoid the possibility of galvanic corrosion. having unprotected copper and aluminium parts in the cooling loop would damage the copper. sooner or later you'll have a hole. having a thin nickel coat on the copper parts is protecting them.
Even with nickel-plated blocks, never put copper and aluminium together in a single loop - even a small defect on plating can cause it to be ineffective and corrosion will appear.

Also - plating also protects copper surface from oxidation and patine when touched with bare skin.
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