MSI, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, has launched a new graphics card to celebrate this milestone. The GeForce GTX 1080 30th anniversary edition graphics card comes with a unique custom designed EK waterblock.
The stylish card comes fully assembled in a closed loop liquid cooling configuration that is completely maintenance-free and is also covered by warranty. It comes enclosed in an exquisite and sturdy wooden box. As you would expect from a premium card, the GeForce GTX 1080 30th anniversary graphics card is fitted with a solid metal backplate with a dazzling LED and comes in a matte black finish. The premium LED RGB illumination can be customized with the MSI Gaming App.
“EK Water Blocks is very proud to be part of MSI 30th Anniversary celebration and exclusively for this project, we engineered and designed EK-XLC Predator 120 All-In-On liquid cooler, that is not available anywhere else” said Niko Tivadar, EK R&D Chief. “Combining this AIO with never before seen GPU water block design, we created very unique liquid cooling solution, making it a true collector’s piece of hardware.”
The impressive water cooling solution allows for a high 1721 MHz base clock and 1860 MHz boost clock in OC mode. In Silent mode, the base core drops to 1607 MHz while the boost clock is lowered to 1733 MHz. The 8GB of GDDR5X memory is clocked at 10008 MHz in Silent and Gaming modes, but goes up to 10108 MHz in OC mode. The card draws power using 6 + 8-pin power connectors and supports 2-way SLI multi-GPU configuration. Display connectors on the card include 3 DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0, and a DL-DVI-D. In terms of dimensions, the card measures 277 x 167 x 54mm while the radiator measures 177 x 133 x 68mm.