Corsair and MSI are teaming up once again to release a new Hydro GFX graphics card this year. This time around, Corsair has applied its AIO liquid cooling expertise to the GTX 1080Ti, creating an easy to install liquid cooled GTX 108Ti.
The Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080Ti is developed in partnership with MSI, using one of the partner boards and attaching a Corsair H55 AIO liquid cooler to it, with an additional blower-style GPU shroud over the top to help cool the VRMs. On the 120mm radiator, you will find an ML120 Corsair cooling fan, which uses magnetic levitation to physically suspend the fan rotor away from the motor when in operation, which reduces both friction and fan noise.
Thanks to this cooling implementation, noise levels should be greatly reduced, especially over a reference design card. The same should be true for temperatures too.
Aside from the cooler, the GTX 1080Ti Hydro comes with a nice out of the box overclock, bumping speeds up to 1620MHz on the core while in boost mode. Here are the full specifications for the card:
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
CUDA Cores: 3,584
Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
Core clock: 1,506 MHz / 1,620 MHz (OC Mode)
Core clock: 1,493 MHz / 1,607 MHz (Gaming Mode)
Core clock: 1,480 MHz / 1,582 MHz (Silent Mode)
Memory clock: 11,124 MHz (OC Mode)
Memory clock: 11,016 MHZ (Gaming Mode)
Memory clock: 11,016 MHz (Silent Mode)
Memory Size: 11,264MB
Memory Type: 11GB GDDR5X
Memory Bus: 352-bit
Output: 3x DisplayPort (Version 1.4), 1x HDMI (Version 2.0), 1x DL-DVI-D
Power Connector: 1x 8-pin, x 1x 6-pin
Power Consumption: 250W
Dimensions: Card – 269 x 111 x 35 mm, Cooler – 151 x 120 x 52 mm
Weight: Card – 1,363g, Package – 2,318g
This particular GTX 1080Ti comes with a three year warranty and will be available directly through Corsair un the UK, US and Germany soon. Pricing will vary from region to region.
KitGuru Says: As someone who is less familiar with building a custom water cooling loop, I do appreciate these options becoming more common, though they only tend to appear for top-end GPUs. Do any of you guys own an AIO cooled graphics card? Would you recommend it?