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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G, Sea Hawk, Armor and Aero Unleashed

MSI announces their first wave of the new GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card based on NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture. The company announced the following: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G featuring TWIN FROZR VI cooler, MSI GTX 1080 SEA HAWK with AIO liquid cooler, MSI GTX 1080 ARMOR and MSI GTX 1080 AERO. Check out more details about these new graphics cards and their specs from the official news below.

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MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Series Graphics Cards

MSI is proud to introduce its full line up of graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s new Pascal GPU with fierce new looks and supreme performance to match. Building on the monumental success of MSI’s award winning GTX 900 GAMING series, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G premieres the impressive TWIN FROZR VI thermal design allowing for higher core and memory clock speeds for increased performance in games.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080

The famous shapes of the eye-catching TWIN FROZR cooler are intensified by a fiery red GAMING glow piercing through the cover, while the MSI GAMING dragon RGB LED on the side can be set to any of 16.8 million colors to match your mood or build. A completely new custom 12-phase PCB design using Military Class 4 components with an 8+ 6-pin power connectors enables higher overclocking performance to push your graphics card to the max. The classy matte black solid metal backplate gives the card more structural strength and provides a nice finishing touch.

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G-02

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G with TWIN FROZR VI: Thermal Design with Balls of Steel
MSI’s new TWIN FROZR VI Thermal Design raises the bar of Graphics Card air cooling. TORX Fan 2.0 is the enhanced version of the patented TORX Fan technology which generates 22% more air pressure for better cooling performance while further reducing noise levels. The new fans are equipped with Double Ball Bearings to ensure lasting smooth and silent operation. Connected to the huge heatsink are 8mm copper heat pipes with a squared shape at the bottom for optimal heat transfer from the solid nickel-plated copper baseplate combined with premium thermal compound X to keep the Pascal powerhouse cool.

MSI GTX 1080 Sea Hawk

MSI GTX 1080 Sea Hawk
The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 SEA HAWK is the result of a revolutionary partnership which combines MSI’s top-notch graphics card engineering with the popular Corsair Hydro Series liquid cooler. This ensures that the SEA HAWK stays at least as cool as it looks while providing extreme gaming performance thanks to vastly increased clock speeds out of the box.

“Collaborating with MSI again has been fantastic, allowing us to create the fastest, coolest, quietest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 possible” Said Aaron Neal, Manager of DIY Product marketing at Corsair. “The result is a card powered by the best of MSI, and cooled by the best of Corsair – A match that results in a superb graphics card for the most demanding of systems.”

MSI GTX 1080 Armor

MSI GTX 1080 Armor
Dressed in a fashionable Black & White design inspired by advanced armor shielding, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC is perfect for gamers and case modders looking for something unique and different. The new ARMOR 2X Thermal Design uses the patented TORX Fan technology also found on the award winning TWIN FROZR V graphics cards and Advanced Airflow Control for enhanced cooling performance. MSI’s Zero Frozr technology stops the fans in low-load situations such as web browsing or light gaming to remain fully silent.

MSI GTX 1080 Aero

MSI GTX 1080 Aero
Sporting a sleek Black & Silver look, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC will look great in any build. The new AERO graphics cards It feature a new thermal design built around a radial fan which pushes all the heated air out of the PC via a rear exhaust, keeping the rest of your components cool.

MSI Gaming App
The MSI Gaming App allows gamers to quickly switch between OC, Gaming and Silent performance modes, depending on their needs. The latest version of MSI Gaming App features One-click to VR, which instantly optimizes your PC for the best Virtual Reality experience. It also includes host of premium features like EyeRest to improve image quality and Dragon Eye which allows you to watch a YouTube movie or stream while playing a game. Last but not least, the Gaming App features a LED control tab, allowing gamers to choose from 5 unique lighting modes to set the right ambience for their gaming sessions with just one click.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Specs

Name GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G GTX 1080 SEA HAWK GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC
GPU GP104-400 GP104-400 GP104-400
Memory Size / Type 8GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5X
Thermal Design TWIN FROZR VI Corsair H55 Hydro Cooler ARMOR 2X
Connectivity DisplayPort x 3 / HDMI / DL-DVI-D DisplayPort x 3 / HDMI / DL-DVI-D DisplayPort x 3 / HDMI / DL-DVI-D
Dimensions 279 x 140 x 42 mm Card: 270 x 111 x 40 mm
Cooler: 151 x 120 x 52 mm
279 x 140 x 37 mm
Name GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC GTX 1080 AERO 8G
GPU GP104-400 GP104-400 GP104-400
Memory Size / Type 8GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5X 8GB GDDR5X
Thermal Design ARMOR 2X AERO exhaust AERO exhaust
Connectivity DisplayPort x 3 / HDMI / DL-DVI-D DisplayPort x 3 / HDMI / DL-DVI-D DisplayPort x 3 / HDMI / DL-DVI-D
Dimensions 279 x 140 x 37 mm 269 x 111 x 35 mm 269 x 111 x 35 mm
See latest pricing and availability of the GeForce GTX 1080 below:
For US, check it at Newegg here or B&H here
For UK, check it at Amazon UK here

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