Things are starting to fall into place now. A few weeks ago, an alleged leak of a cooler shroud for the Nvidia GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 appeared. Just yesterday, another picture surfaced showing the fully assembled cooler shroud. Now, pictures of a disassembled cooler shroud for the Pascal-based GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 have found its way to the masses.
Unlike previous leaks, this time round, the alleged cooler shroud for the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 have been pictured in greater detail. The pictures have been leaked by folks over at VideoCardz. By looking at the now-dissembled cooler shroud, one can clearly see the different components being used to complete the entire graphics card enclosure – four in total.
Interestingly, one might notice that the cooler shroud contains a missing number. Currently, it reads “GTX 10 0”, with a gap in the numbers. This may likely be a deliberate move to allow the cooler shrouds to be manufactured at one go, instead of being manufactured specifically for one specific graphics card, saving costs along the way.
As more and more images of the alleged cooler shroud appear, it seems very likely that Nvidia will be labelling its upcoming graphics card under the 1000 series, which makes sense of course. Hopefully, in the coming months, the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 will finally be unveiled by Nvidia. Until then, take this one with a grain of salt – mixed with excitement.
(Featured imaged credit: VideoCardz)