Featuring a water block that connects to a custom water loop, a slightly overclocked core, and based on NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 ArcticStorm 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.
For cooling, ZOTAC implemented a water block that provides full board coverage. Covering the entire length of the board, the water block allows liquid cooling to make contact with the most critical components. Using the standardized G ¼ thread fitting, ArticStorm has a wide selection of liquid cooling hardware compatibility. It is bundled with a pair of barbs supporting 10mm inner diameter tubing. The ArticStorm also has a metal wraparound back plate.
The GTX 1080 ArcticStorm also features Spectra, an advanced lighting system, which allows you to customize how your card looks. Utilize the redesigned FireStorm application to easily customize and set up your own color and lighting to suit your style.