MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X Plus 8G Graphics Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X Plus 8G Graphics Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X Plus 8G Graphics Card

B&H # MSX1080GMX8G MFR # GTX 1080 GAMING X+ 8G
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Product Highlights

  • 1607 MHz Core - Boostable to 1847 MHz
  • 2560 CUDA Cores
  • Pascal Architecture
  • 8GB of GDDR5X vRAM
  • 11 Gbps Memory Speed
  • 256-Bit Memory Interface
  • DisplayPort 1.4 | HDMI 2.0b | DVI-D DL
  • 7680 x 4320 Max Digital Resolution
  • TWIN FROZR VI Cooler with Back Plate
  • GeForce GTX VR Ready
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MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X Plus overview

  • 1Description

With an overclocked core, slightly overclocked memory, customizable LED lights, and based on NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X Plus 8G 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 1920 cores to accelerate tasks using CUDA or other APIs.

To keep cool, even when overclocked, MSI implemented their Twin Frozr VI cooler on this card. The Twin Frozr VI cooler uses two large fans to force air through the heatsink and dissipate heat and lower the GPU's internal temperature. Because this kind of cooler recirculates air back into the case, this card works best in cases that have unrestricted airflow. There are several LED lights on the GPU, which can be controlled individually by choosing any of the animation effects available in the MSI Gaming App. You can have choose to have the LED lights respond to game sounds or music. You can pick a static color or have it breathing and flashing. Of course, you can just turn them off if you don't need them.

VRWorks
VRWorks Graphics includes a simultaneous multi-projection capability that renders natively to the unique dimensions of VR displays instead of traditional 2D monitors. It also renders geometry for the left and right eyes simultaneously in a single pass.

VRWorks Audio uses the NVIDIA OptiX ray-tracing engine to trace the path of sounds across an environment in real-time, fully reflecting the size, shape, and material of the virtual world.

NVIDIA PhysX for VR detects when a hand controller interacts with a virtual object, and enables the game engine to provide a physically accurate visual and haptic response. It also models the physical behavior of the virtual world around the user so that all interactions -- whether an explosion or a hand splashing through water -- behave as if in the real world.
NVIDIA Ansel
With Ansel, gamers can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction and from any vantage point within a gaming world. They can capture screenshots at up to 32 times the screen resolution, and then zoom in where they choose without losing fidelity. With photo-filters, they can add effects in real-time before taking the shot. And they can capture 360-degree stereo photospheres for viewing in a VR headset or Google Cardboard.
SLI Ready
With a compatible motherboard and a connecting bracket, two or more NVIDIA GPUs of the same model can combine processing power using NVIDIA's Scalable Link Interface (SLI). How the cards work together can be customized to suit your preferences. Alternate frame rendering has each alternating card prepare the next frame, essentially multiplying the capabilities of a single card's maximum capable frame rate output. Each card in the configuration can also be used to improve anti-aliasing by being able to process an image in parallel with the other cards before filtering out jagged edges.

NVIDIA's SLI HB bridge doubles the available transfer bandwidth compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. Delivering smooth gameplay, it's an effective way to enjoy surround gaming and it's only compatible with the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards.

Note: The benefits of SLI will vary based on component configuration.
CUDA
With CUDA, NVIDIA allows applications to hand off CPU-intensive tasks to the GPU. Your GPU is no longer just used for rendering graphics, but it can provide teraflops of floating point performance and accelerate application tasks, from real-time video rendering to fluid dynamics simulation. CUDA is used in many applications and games.
G-SYNC Ready
When used with a monitor that has G-SYNC hardware installed, the monitor's refresh rate will sync and lock with the graphics card's output frame rate. Establishing this sync removes tearing and stuttering which can result from conventional fixed screen refresh rates, especially important for gaming in stereoscopic 3D. An additional benefit of G-SYNC is reduced lag so gamers will benefit from the improved command response time as well.
NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0
Boosts the card's clock speed in real-time based on the target temperature. If the card is running below the set target temperature, GPU Boost 3.0 will increase the clock speed to improve performance. The target temperature can be reset depending on your preference so you can have the card run more quietly for everyday tasks and older games, and run at full tilt during intense high-resolution gaming sequences.
UPC: 824142145456
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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X Plus 8G Graphics Card
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    MSI GTX 1080 GAMING X Plus specs

    GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080:
    CUDA Cores: 2560
    Silent Mode
    Base Clock: 1607 MHz
    Boost Clock: 1733 MHz
    Gaming Mode
    Base Clock: 1683 MHz
    Boost Clock: 1822 MHz
    OC Mode
    Base Clock: 1708 MHz
    Boost Clock: 1847 MHz
    Memory Speed: 11110 Mbps (OC Mode)
    11010 Mbps (Silent & Gaming Modes)
    Configuration: 8 GB
    Interface: GDDR5X
    Interface Width: 256-bit
    Bandwidth: 320 GB/s
    Technologies Microsoft DirectX: 12
    OpenGL: 4.5
    CUDA: Yes
    Vulkan: Yes
    Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
    Display Support Display Connectors:
     1 x DVI-D DL
     3 x DisplayPort 1.4
     1 x HDMI 2.0b
    Maximum Digital Resolution: 7680 x 4320 @ 60 Hz
    Multi Monitor Support: Yes
    Power Requirements Power Consumption: 180 W
    Recommended System Power Requirement: 500 W
    PCI Power Connectors:
    1 x 6-pin
    1 x 8-pin
    Dimensions Height: 5.5" / 140 mm
    Length: 11" / 279 mm
    Width: Dual-Slot
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.6 x 10.6 x 3.3"

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