EVGA has announced its latest iteration of the GTX 1080 graphics card called the GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid. One feature that makes this graphics card special is its cooling system. The GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid features an all-in-one closed-loop liquid cooling solution; which we’ve previously seen in certain graphics cards from other manufacturers such as Gigabyte.
Featuring an AIO liquid cooler means that the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid comes with two cooling solutions. The single open-air cooling fan on the graphics card would be in charge of keeping the temperatures low on the memory module (GGDR5X) of the graphics card as well as the VRMs (voltage regulator module). Meanwhile, the 120mm x 120mm liquid-cooled radiator will primarily be used to cool the Pascal GP104-400 GPU instead.
According to EVGA, the GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid boasts a GPU base and boost clock speeds of 1721MHz and 1860MHz respectively; however, we do expect the graphics card to be able achieve slightly higher GPU clocks given the efficiency of its cooling solution. Besides that, the graphics card is rated to have a TDP of 215W, which is drawn from two 8-pin (or two 6+2-pin) power connectors.
That said, one shouldn’t expect this graphics card to be affordable. Based on its product page, EVGA has listed the GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid at US$730 (about RM2,920). Unfortunately, the date of availability of the graphics card was not mentioned. More information regarding the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid can be found here.