With an overclocked core, an included Xtreme VR Link 5.25" front panel, and based on NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Premium Pack Graphics Card provides major improvements in performance, memory bandwidth, and power efficiency over its predecessor, the high-performance Maxwell architecture. It also introduces innovative graphics features and technologies that redefine the computer as the platform for playing AAA games and taking full advantage of virtual reality via NVIDIA VRWorks.
The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs. There are three DisplayPort 1.4 outputs in addition to an HDMI 2.0b output and a DVI-D Dual-Link output. The GTX 1080 is not just about high-resolution gaming. Computationally intensive programs can utilize the GPU's 2560 cores to accelerate tasks using CUDA or other APIs.
In addition to the ports on the actual graphics card, this GPU comes with the Xtreme VR Link 5.25" front panel. It fits in a front 5.25" drive bay of your desktop computer and features two HDMI ports and two USB 3.0 ports.
This card features Gigabyte's WINDFORCE 3X cooling system. The cooling system uses three large fans with swept blades to whisk away hot air and lower the GPU's internal temperature. The fans can automatically turn off when temperatures are cool enough thanks to Gigabyte's 3D Active fan technology; a custom fan stop LED light on the side of the card notifies you of the fan status. The card also has customizable RGB lighting, which supports up to 16.8 million colors. There are numerous lighting options so you can pick the right scheme for your gaming rig through the XTREME Engine utility.