MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X First Images Leak Out, Shows Thickest Cooling Solution To Date

By Jeff Harris, Posted: 03/20/17 06:32PM EDT

NVIDIA partner resellers are gearing to release their version of probably the most powerful gaming graphics card to date, GTX 1080 Ti. In fact, some of them may have better performance compared to the Founders Edition. We have already featured some, and now it's turn to show MSI's edition of GeForce 1080 Ti which recently showed up on the radar.

As posted by, three images of MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X graphics card has been revealed - one of them pictures has the red dragon mascot of MSI carrying this upcoming GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X.

Describing how this GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X graphics card looks like with MSI's iconic TwinFrozr VI cooling solution, this graphics card now features the thickest ever cooling solution, "the quietest air-cooled GTX 1080 Ti money can buy." In addition, the heat sink was beefed up with low-noise schematics, keeping the graphics card from reach 82°C thermal-throttle.

The MSI dragon badge lay side by side with RGB LED-lit GeForce GTX logo which draws on the cooling system which is powered by a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. This MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X is expected to hit the market by mid-April. By the way, this MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X graphics card was the same one which showed up last March 11th on MSI's Facebook page:

Meanwhile, for those who are just learning about NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, this monster gaming graphics card is a hybrid between GeForce GTX 1080 and Titan X. To know more, here is a comparison table posted by

Specifications GTX Titan X Pascal GTX 1080 Ti GTX 1080
Process 16nm 16nm 16nm
Transistors 12 Billion 12 Billion 7.2 Billion
Die Size 471mm² 471mm² 314mm²
Memory Speed 10 GB/s 11 GB/s 11 GB/s
Memory Interface 384-bit 352-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 480 GB/s 484 GB/s 320 GB/s
CUDA Cores 3584 3584 2560
Base Clock 1417 MHz 1480 MHz 1607 MHz
Boost Clock 1530 MHz 1583 MHz 1730 MHz
Compute 11 TFLOPS 11.5 TFLOPS 9 TFLOPS
TDP 250W 250W 180W
Price US$1,200 US$699 US$499

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