Zotac has unveiled its latest graphics card called the GTX 1080 ArcticStorm. Unlike other custom GTX 1080s in the market, Zotac’s new graphics card comes with one interesting feature: a water block. That’s right, Zotac has decided to liquid-cool Nvidia’s second most powerful consumer-grade graphics card, which should theoretically allow it to perform better compared to air-cooled variants.
The Zotac GTX 1080 ArcticStorm graphics card comes with a copper base water block that is said to be equipped with “surface-area-boosting 0.3mm micro channels”, which supposedly contributes to better heat transfer. In addition, Zotac has also bundled 3/8-inch fittings with the graphics card well; buyers would have to purchase the custom tubes separately, of course.
Aesthetics aside, Zotac claims that its GTX 1080 ArcticStorm is able to reach overclocked base and boost clock speed of 1632MHz and 1771MHz respectively, which is higher compared to the 1607MHz base and 1733MHz boost clock speeds of the Founder Edition graphics card. However, since this is a liquid-cooled graphics card, one should be able to reach even higher clock speeds due to its efficient heat dispersion capability.
Folks looking to buy this graphics card should also consider its size. According to Zotac, the GTX 1080 ArcticStorm is a 300mm-long graphics card, which is significantly longer compared to Nvidia’s 273mm GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics card. This card is expected to reach Malaysia by the end of this month with a price tag of RM 3,699.