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PNY unleashes the GeForce GTX 1080 XLR8 OC


PNY is giving the XLR8 treatment to the GeForce GTX 1080. The XLR8 series forms the high-end tier of PNY’s offerings, with designs featuring attractive cooler shrouds and factory overclocked speeds. The GeForce GTX 1080 XLR8 OC is no different: the video card is based on NVIDIA’s reference design GTX 1080 PCB, offering a custom cooling solution consisting of a split aluminium fin stack heatsink.


The card has three 80mm fans that stay swithced off when the card is idling. Heat is siphoned from the GPU through 8mm nickel-plated copper heat pipes, which feed into two aluminium fin stacks. It doesn’t feature LED lighting as we’ve seen from a few cards by ASUS and Zotac, but it does have an attractive red on black color scheme that will look great in a gaming enclosure.


The card has a base clock of 1708MHz, along with a boost clock of 1848MHz. The 8GB of GDDR5X memory is clocked at 10GHz, and the card draws power through a single 8-pin connector. In terms of display connectivity, you get three DisplayPort 1.4 ports, as well as one HDMI 2.0b and one dual-link DVI. Overall, the card doesn’t scream extreme, but it does offer a decent custom cooling solution along with decent factory overclocked speeds.

If you’re interested, the GeForce GTX 1080 XLR8 OC is now available for $659. It definitely is a decent addition to the growing list of custom GTX 1080 solutions we’ve seen thus far.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He also likes tinkering with hardware in his free time.

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