September 15, 2016

MSI Partners With EKWB To Create Limited Edition GTX 1080 30th Anniversary Liquid-Cooled Graphics Card

MSI® is celebrating its 30th Anniversary as a leading manufacturer of innovative PC hardware. During the past 30 years, MSI® has earned a reputation for providing products featuring cutting edge technology and striving to create and use only the best quality components. EK Water Blocks, Slovenia-based premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is very proud to be part of this special MSI® milestone.

To celebrate this milestone, MSI® has created an exclusive limited edition graphics card, combining the excellence of MSI GAMING graphics cards with a unique custom-designed EK water block for this anniversary edition. At the heart of this exclusive card is NVIDIA’s GeForce® GTX 1080 GPU to provide all the power you need at up to 4K resolution gaming.

The card comes fully assembled in a closed loop liquid cooling configuration that is covered by warranty and maintenance-free. Enclosed in the exquisite and sturdy wooden box is a small gift which is perfect for enjoying the latest epic games in full comfort.

The base of this Full-Cover water block is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality POM Acetal material with silk screened MSI Dragon. Special high-quality polished stainless steel decorative tiles represent the attention to detail that both companies pursue. MSI logo and EK logo are lit by an RGB LED that is also present on the Terminal and aesthetic retention backplate. This water block directly cools the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas, thus allowing the graphics card and it’s VRM to remain stable under high overclocks. The block also features a central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance. With EK-XLC Predator 120 AIO, this graphics card will remain silent under full load with excellent thermal performance.

“EK Water Blocks is very proud to be part of MSI 30th Anniversary celebration and exclusively for this project, we engineered and designed EK-XLC Predator 120 All-In-On liquid cooler, that is not available anywhere else,” said Niko Tivadar, EK R&D Chief. “Combining this AIO with never before seen GPU water block design, we created a very unique liquid cooling solution, making it a true collector’s piece.”

The partnership between MSI and EK not only sets a milestone for the two brands at their respective leading positions but also pushes the boundaries of technological innovation for better gaming.

Product Specifications
GeForce® GTX 1080 30th Anniversary
Core Clock speeds (OC Mode)
Base: 1721 MHz / Boost: 1860 MHz
Memory Size / Type
Thermal Design
Full Cover EK Waterblock
RGB LED Backplate
Yes (RGB)
DisplayPort x 3 / HDMI / DL-DVI-D
Dimensions Card
277 x 167 x 54 mm
Dimensions Radiator
177 x 133 x 68 mm