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, 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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