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June 05, 2016

Computex 2016: Gigabyte Showcases Its G1 Gaming Series and Xtreme Gaming Series GeForce GTX 1080


While everyone is running interactive games at VR experience booth with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Gigabyte brings the booth visitors to the race track with a grandish VR racing setup powered by its own GeForce GTX1080 graphics card. Gigabyte is taking a very aggressive step this year to bring a lot of serious attention to promote the already shining G1 Gaming Series and Xtreme GeForce GTX1080.   


Starting off with the G1 Gaming GeForce GTX1080, according to the specifications on display, the G1 Gaming GTX1080 out of the box is already capable of doing a pretty decent GPU clock of 1860 MHz with NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0 technology under OC Mode and 1835 MHz under Gaming Mode. Despite of the seemingly powerful performance it can deliver, the G1 Gaming GeForce GTX1080 is unlike any other GeForce GTX1080 that we've seen until now - this baby requires only a single 8pin PCIe power connector to roar!

It features the very same ultra-silent WindForce cooling fans from the previous G1 Gaming graphics card lineup mounted on the fully revamped GPU heat sink shroud that looks way much better than the previous generation G1 Gaming graphics card. Aside of cooling looking triple fan cooler, the G1 Gaming GTX1080 now comes with RGB lighting that is capable of 16.8 millions color and can be adjusted via Gigabyte's own proprietary software. 


Xtreme Gaming too, seems to have gotten quite a lot of improvement for its new GeForce GTX1080 member in the team after the previous GTX980Ti Xtreme Gaming WindForce. As the actual unit of the GTX1080 Xtreme Gaming didn't actually make it to the booth, we've took an alternative to paid Gigabyte a visit at a different venue in Taipei 101 Tower to have quick check on the card.

Other than the obvious muscular NVIDIA Pascal GPU, great looks on the shroud and the trending RGB lighting effect, the GTX1080 Xtreme Gaming features a rather interesting new patented cooling technology that utilizes an overlapped fan design with the middle fan rotating in a reversed direction that is capable of delivering airflow to each and every spot on the cooler, as what Gigabyte has claimed.   

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