The graphics cards are equipped with mightily beefed-up coolers, as well as custom PCBs; GTX 1080 coming later in January
Colorful, while far from being as popular EVGA or MSI, puts quite a lot of effort into its graphics cards. It’s fair to say that it’s trying to carve a niche of its own. And with products like the ones under discussion today, it is well on its way.
The firm has dished out new variants of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. Under its iGame brand name, these new cards come with a ton of features. The GTX 1080 KUDAN, as it’s called, has a hybrid cooling solution. This should help enormously when overclocking. And you’d be naïve to not overclock this one. That’s because it has a custom PCB, which means added power draw and more overclocking headroom. It is expected to cost around the $800-900 mark.
|Specifications||GTX 1050||GTX 1050Ti||GTX 1060 (3GB)||GTX 1060 (6 GB)||GTX 1070||GTX 1080||GTX 1080Ti||GTX Titan X|
|GPU||GP 107||GP 107||GP 106||GP 106||GP 104||GP 104||GP 102||GP 102|
|Base Clock||1354 MHz||1316 MHz||1518 MHz||1506 MHz||1506 MHz||1607 MHz||?||1417 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1455 MHz||1380 MHz||1733 MHz||1708 MHz||1683 MHz||1733 MHz||?||1531 MHz|
|Peak Compute||1.8 TFLOPs||2.1 TFLOPs||4.0 TFLOPs||4.4 TFLOPs||6.5 TFLOPs||9.0 TFLOPs||10.8 TFLOPs?||11 TFLOPs|
|VRAM||2 GB||4 GB||3 GB||6 GB||8 GB||8 GB (G5X)||10 GB (G5X)?||12 GB (G5X)|
|TDP||75 W||75 W||120 W||120 W||150 W||180 W||250 W?||250 W|
|Launch||October 26, 2016||October 18, 2016||August 2016||July 2016||June 2016||May 2016||Jan 2016?||August 2016|
Moving on to the GTX 1070 SNAKE X-TOP. This one, which is already in the market, is also factory overclocked. Only meant for the APAC region, it is inspired by the e-sports outfit SNAKE. This one also has a custom PCB, with two 8-pin power connectors. Costing around $580, it is only targeting the e-sports fanatic.
The GTX 1080 KUDAN will launch either later in December, or in January next year.