Palit Microsystems Ltd has introduced its newest flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC.
Designed for enthusiasts, the Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC features a 2 slot thermal solution for SLI users. The card is based on the NVIDIA Pascal GP104 GPU with 2560 CUDA cores, featuring high-bandwidth GDDR5X and support for DirectX 12.
The 0-dB TECH ensures the fans operate only under heavy loads such as gaming and when the GPU temperatures crosses the 50°C mark. The dual 9CM-9CM Smart fans are claimed to provide optimum cooling, aided by the Honeycomb inspired bracket. The honeycomb bracket apparently helps increase airflow by up to 15%, allowing the heat generated by the GPU to be effectively exhausted, enabling more efficient cooling effects.
The Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC features a 1620 MHz base clock and a 1759 MHz boost clock. That isn’t very impressive for a “flagship card” though, as both values are only very slightly higher than the reference values. The 8GB of GDDR5X memory is left untouched at 5000 MHz (effective 10000 MHz).
On the connectivity front, the GeForce GTX 1080 Dual OC includes three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, an HDMI 2.0b port, and a Dual-Link DVI port. The card draws power via a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. For easy overclocking, users can utilize the Thunder Master utility program that lets you easily boost the performance of the card as well as monitor the GPU information under Windows.