Today, MSI unveiled their complete lineup of GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, which includes four new models in total, including their signature GAMING series, now with RGB lighting and the liquid-cooled Sea Hawk series for which they partnered with Corsair.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G
Starting with the MSI GAMING X 8G, we have a very familiar design, as visually it is nearly identical to the one found on the GeForce 900 series. However, under the hood it features MSI’s new TWIN FROZR VI with TORX Fan 2.0, generating 22% more air pressure for better cooling and reduced noise levels. These new fans are also equipped with Double Ball Bearings in order to ensure “lasting and smooth silent operation.” It also features a large heatsink with 8mm copper heat-pipes which are squared at the bottom to optimize heat transfer, and a solid nickel-plated copper baseplate.
In addition, the card also features a completely new custom 12-phase VRM, powered by 8+6 PCIe connectors, combined with Military Class 4 components, for higher overclocking potential. The MSI GAMING Dragon on the side features RGB lighting for fully user controlled lighting schemes. It also features a matte-black solid metal backplate.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Sea Hawk
The all-new GTX 1080 Sea Hawk combines an MSI graphics card with a Corsair Hydro series 120mm liquid cooler. The card itself features a clean all black and silver design with both the Corsair and MSI logos present.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC
The GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR features a less flashy black and white color scheme, with TWIN FROZR V cooling and TORX fans. MSI’s Zero Frozr technology enables silent operation at idle, when browsing the web or light gaming.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC
The Aero sports the same black and silver design as the Sea Hawk, without the liquid cooling. This fully blower style card is aimed users who want a rear-exhaust card for small form factor enclosures.