PNY today announced its premium custom-design GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, the GTX 1080 XLR8 OC. The card combines an NVIDIA reference-design (Founders Edition) PCB with a custom-design air-cooling solution, to support factory-overclocked speeds of 1708 MHz core, 1848 MHz GPU Boost, against reference-design clocks of 1607 MHz core and 1733 MHz GPU Boost. The memory is left untouched at 10 GHz (GDDR5X-effective).
The cooling solution features a split aluminium fin-stack heatsink to which heat drawn directly from the GPU core is fed to two aluminium fin-stacks by 8 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes. The heatsink is ventilated by a trio of 80 mm fans, which stay off when the GPU is idling. The card draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4, and one each of HDMI 2.0b and dual-link DVI. Available now, the PNY GTX 1080 XLR8 OC is priced at US $ 659.99.