Corsair and MSI team up on the liquid-cooled Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti

NVIDIA's new GTX 1080 Ti only debuted a little over a month ago, but Corsair is already debuting its own liquid-cooled take on the beastly graphics card. As part of a team effort with MSI, Corsair has launched the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti (opens in new tab), a more powerful, liquid-cooled version of the base GTX 1080 Ti.

Thanks to that liquid cooling from a Corsair Hydro H55 cooler, Corsair says that the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti can run at temperatures that measure up to 50 percent lower than a standard 1080 Ti. That allows the card to significantly boost its clock speeds higher for longer periods of time, which can result in up to 10 percent faster performance.

As for exact specs, Corsair says clock speed come in at as low as 1,480MHz in silent mode and up to 1,620MHz in overclock mode. The 11GB of GDDR5X memory is also clocked as either 11,016MHz in silent or gaming mode, or up to 11,124MHz in overclock mode. All of that is in addition to the 3,584 CUDA cores that come standard as part of the GTX 1080 Ti configuration. Here's a full look at the card's specs:

  • GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
  • CUDA Cores: 3,584
  • Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • Boost / Base Core Clock:
    • 1,506 MHz / 1,620 MHz (OC Mode)
    • 1,493 MHz / 1,607 MHz (Gaming Mode)
    • 1,480 MHz / 1,582 MHz (Silent Mode)
  • Memory Clock:
    • 11,124 MHz (OC Mode)
    • 11,016 MHZ (Gaming Mode)
    • 11,016 MHz (Silent Mode)
  • Memory Size: 11,264MB
  • Memory Type: 11GB GDDR5X
  • Memory Bus: 352-bit
  • Output: 3x DisplayPort (Version 1.4), 1x HDMI (Version 2.0), 1x DL-DVI-D
  • Power Connector: 1x 8-pin, x 1x 6-pin
  • Power Consumption: 250W
  • Recommended PSU: 600W
  • SKU: CB-9060010-WW
  • Dimensions: Card - 269 x 111 x 35 mm, Cooler - 151 x 120 x 52 mm
  • Weight: Card - 1,363g, Package - 2,318g

With MSI card design and Corsair's cooling pedigree behind it, the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti should offer a compelling option for anyone wanting a liquid-cooled 1080 Ti without the hassle of a custom job. You'll pay a premium for the convenience, however: while the standard 1080 Ti goes for $699, Corsair's Hydro runs a fairly hefty $799. If money is no object, however, you can grab the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti from Corsair now.

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  • Try to put this beast in an Android device!
  • Why, unless you're doing some crazy advanced computations, it's useless.
  • whoooooooooooooooooosh. 
  • I don't get it either
  • can you run AAA games like Tomb Raider, The Division, Forza ... on Android?? No, so you dont need a GPU like this on a low end Android PC. On the other side, people who buy low end Android devices... do they buying it because they want to play AAA games?? No. They are happy with the games available in the Google store.. and those games dont need a GPU like this :-)
  • Good to see these can be used and bought for the Mobile OS Android. Lol. Hahaha hahaha. On a serious note though. $800? Even the normal 1080 TI is $700. And it's bot that much more impressive than the Scorpio. The Scorpio outdoes the 1070 GTX for 4K FPS due to faster Memory. Add to that games will be far superiorly optimized for Scorpio compared to PC and id rather pay $4-500 for Scorpio for bear top end visuals for the next 3 years and upgrade to Scorpio 2 in 2020. For the component prices of PC parts against what the Scorpio is its just not worth spending $1500 on a PC to get near same performance as Scorpio.
  • haha, but the Scorpio wont cost 4 - 500...... it could be announced as a premium device with a premium price tag
  • Phil already said they won't make the same mistake Sony made with Console price. So that means it's 100% under $599. My guess is between $399-$499. So its base model One S for $199. And premium Scorpio for $399-$499. That's totally reasonable pricing.
  • Waiting for someone to make a dual 1080 Ti card
  • I have the GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Waterforce 8G and I highly recommend graphics cards with watercooling (built-in or custom). I doubt I will ever buy a card without watercooling... although I am tempted to try a custom-loop next time. Installation took me 10 minutes (bolt the radiator & fans to the case, insert the card, connect the GPU power) and I had all the water-cooling goodness right away. I usually game at 4K resolution, with ultra settings where possible, and 50-60 FPS (depending on game & settings). Temperatures stay under 65 C and I've tweaked the radiator fan profiles to keep it very quiet at those temps. If I drop the resolution to 1440p it usually stays in the 50-55 C range