Zotac recently announced their GeForce GTX 1080 ArcticStorm graphics card (ZT-P10800F-30P). It’s basically their version of the GTX 1080 fitted with a GPU waterblock and is designed for watercooled system. Unlike the previous ArcticStorm GTX 980 Ti, the GTX 1080 ArcticStorm doesn’t feature a hybrid cooling solution. You need to have a water cooling system (pump, radiator, tubes, fitting etc) to make this work. Zotac first introduced it last Computex 2016 but it was still not final at that time. Aside from the clear acrylic water block and backplate, it will also feature RGB lighting which can be controlled using their FireStorm utility. Check out the rest of its features and specifications below.
Zotac GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Features
ZOTAC International is pleased to introduce the ArcticStorm Waterblock, a high performance cooling for enthusiasts. Equipped with a GeForce GTX 1080, powerhouse graphics meets fearless cooling.
ArcticStorm uses innovative designs and the best materials to deliver the one of the coolest temperatures. The lightweight aluminum waterblock uses a direct copper cold block contact with precision 0.3mm micro-channels for maximum heat extraction throughput.
The sleek water block is crafted with acrylic and laid with a thin metal plate to finish its appeal. The waterblock covers the full length of the card, providing full board coverage for a fluid design and slim profile.
Compatibility with major third party liquid cooling systems is ensured with standard G1/4 threaded fitting, and allows users to bring their own liquid cooling hardware much more easily.
SPECTRA lighting shines through the translucent acrylic, and is customizable through the FireStorm fine-tuning utility. Adjust color, brightness and lighting style with a few simple clicks.
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 ArcticStorm is VR Ready and game ready, yet it still provides room for users to stretch its legs.
Zotac GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Specifications
|GPU||GeForce GTX 1080|
|Video Memory||8GB GDDR5X|
|Engine Clock||Base: 1632 MHz|
|Memory Clock||10 GHz|
|Display Outputs||3 x DisplayPort 1.4|
|Multi Display Capability||Quad Display|
|Recommended Power Supply||500W|
|Power Input||Dual 8-pin|
|DirectX||12 API feature level 12_1|
|Cooling||Waterblock - with G1/4 Threads|
|Slot Size||Dual Slot|
|SLI||Yes, SLI HB Bridge Supported|
|Supported OS||Windows 10 / 8 / 7|
|Card Length||300mm x 148mm|
|Accessories||2 x Dual 6-pin to 8-pin PCIe adapter|
2 x G1/4 Thread 3/8" Barbs (supports 10mm ID Tube - not included)
Price and Availability
Zotac hasn’t disclosed the retail price for their GTX 1080 ArcticStorm Edition. But I’m guessing that it will be priced higher than the GTX 1080 AMP Extreme Edition. Currently, the GTX 1080 Amp Edition retails for around $670, and the GTX 1080 Amp Extreme Edition retails for around $730 USD.