Gigabyte has unveiled its latest custom graphics card called the GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX; which apparently is the smallest in the world. The addition of this graphics card means that Gigabyte now joins the likes of Zotac, who also released a small form factor custom GTX 1080 graphics card late least year.
Interestingly, the Gigabyte GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX is about 9.8cm “shorter” compared to the original Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics card. To be more specific, the GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX measures in at 37mm x 169mm x 131mm. This of course, makes the Gigabyte card suitable to be fitted onto most PC chassis – especially small form factor ones.
When it comes to design, the Gigabyte GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX features an all black cooler shroud along with a few orange accents. The cooler shroud houses a 90mm open-air cooling fan, which according to Gigabyte, will not be activated if the graphics card is not in use. Speaking of which, the cooling system of this card also includes an aluminium fin-stack heatsink that makes direct contact with the Pascal GP104 GPU.
Performance-wise, the GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX features a clock speed similar to that of the reference GTX 1080 from Nvidia. That said, this graphics card is also capable of higher clock speeds of up to 1632MHz (base) and 1771MHz (boost) – via overclocking, of course. Display output on the GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX include: three DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one each of HDMI 2.0 and DVI.
Unfortunately, Gigabyte has not given details regarding the local date of availability and pricing of the GTX 1080 8GB Mini ITX. That said, we do expect this graphics card to be priced slightly lower compared to its full-sized brothers.