We’ve all seen the Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics card; which features a completely redesigned cooler shroud that would make any PC Gamer and enthusiast drool over its magnificence. However, the looks of a graphics card plays only a small role on how it performs in the real-world; which is why Nvidia’s AIB partners have decided to come up with their own versions of the GTX 1080 that are not only better in terms of performance, but also arguably prettier as well.
Here are a few non-Founders Edition GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards that we found during Computex 2016:
Galax had a strong lineup of non-reference GTX 1080 graphics cards displayed at its booth during Computex 2016. Its lineup consists of graphics cards such as the GTX 1080 HOF, GTX 1080 EX OC and a few others. Interestingly, Galax’s GTX 1080 HOF edition graphics is said to be so fast that it reaches overclocked core clock speeds of up to 2.2GHz air-cooled. When LN2 was introduced, the graphics card was able to reach a monstrous 2.6GHz of clock speed.
GeForce GTX 1080 (no specified name)
GeForce GTX 1080 HOF (Hall of Fame) Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 EX OC
GeForce GTX 1080 Gamer Edition
Likewise, Inno3D showed up at Computex this year with its lineup of custom GTX 1080 graphics cards. Amongst them is the iChill GeForce GTX 1080 Black, which is the first liquid-cooled GTX 1080 variant we’ve seen during Computex 2016 (we spotted a few others later on). It’s interesting to see how will the GTX 1080s of Inno3D compete against other AIB variants of the same card.
iChill GeForce GTX 1080 Black
iChill GeForce GTX 1080 X3
iChill GeFOrce GTX 1080 X4
Colourful, a lesser known Chinese-based graphics card manufacturer too has showed up with its own custom GTX 1080 variants. Interestingly, most of the graphics cards shown at Colourful’s booth featured a triple fan build, which somehow indicates that the triple fan cooling solution is the way to go in order to get the best performance out of the GTX 1080.
iGame 1080 Gamer-Customization
iGame 1080 Kudan
iGame 1080 X-8G
Zotac debuted two custom GTX 1080s during Computex 2016. As one would expect, both graphics cards are under the Zotac AMP! family of graphics cards, which means that they’ll come with fancy metal backplates, which should significantly reduce the heat output of the graphics cards.
GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition
GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme Edition
MSI is another graphics cards manufacturer in Computex 2016 to show off a liquid-cooled variant of the GTX 1080. In addition, the company showcased several custom air-cooled GTX 1080 graphics cards as well. Do note that some MSI graphics cards shown below are missing their PCB board…because MSI probably decided that it’ll look cool displaying them that way (they do actually).
GeForce GTX 1080 Armor 8G
GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming Z
GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X
GeForce GTX 1080 Sea Hawk X
Unlike other graphics card manufacturers, Asus kept it cool and brought not two, not three, but one custom GTX 1080 graphics card called the Strix GTX 1080. Interestingly, this graphics card is quipped with Asus’ “Aura” RGB lighting, which means that it can be calibrated to display colours that are in sync with other Aura-compatible products by Asus.
Asus Strix GTX 1080
Gigabyte came with two GTX 1080 variants: the GTX 1080 G1 Gaming and GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming. When it comes to providing jaw dropping performance on graphics cards, Gigabyte rarely disappoints – hopefully with its upcoming custom GTX 1080s too.
GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming (left) & GTX 1080 G1 Gaming (right)