MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X RGB Graphics Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X RGB 8GB GDDR5X VR Ready Graphics Card, 2560 Core, 1683 MHz GPU, 1822 MHz Boost

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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Twin Frozr VI

MSI GAMING X GTX 1080

The GAMING 1080 from MSI has been fine-tuned to target gamers. Firstly, its base and boost speed are set significantly higher than that of the MSI ARMOR to pull that extra power from the GPU – pushing your games further. The MSI 1080 GAMING also boasts a higher memory clock speed, added features and a little more style. It boasts features such as smoother heat pipes to maximize heat transfer, instant performance gain in one click and even RGB LEDs on the gaming card that you have complete control over.

NVIDIA’s new flagship GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card is the most advanced gaming graphics card ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and gaming experiences—driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. This is the ultimate gaming platform. #GameReady.

*Make use of the mobile app to control your graphics card from your phone!

2560
CUDA Cores

8GB
GDDR5X

1708MHz
Base Clock (OC Mode)

1847MHz
Boost Clock (OC Mode)

HIGH QUALITY CORE COMPONENTS

COOL LED EFFECTS

Stylize Your 1080 GPU with RGB LED

Through the MSI Gaming App each LED on the 1070 GAMING can be controlled individually and customized using the various animation effects. These animatiosn range from responding to game or music sounds to a breathing effect - of course they can always be turned off.

GAMING X 1080 ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS

Advanced GPU Cooling Technologies

The GAMING X from MSI has various aspects to help keep this gaming GPU as cool as possible. Every detail of this intricate heat-sink plays an essential part in providing a cool and quiet gaming experience.

Airflow Control
This GTX 1080 utilizes advanced aerodynamics, Airflow Control Technology directs more air directly onto the TWIN FROZR VI heat pipes. The special deflectors on the heat sink enlarge the surface area, creating lower temperatures and better gaming.

Smooth Heat Pipes
Embedded within the GAMING X 1080 GPU are copper heat-pipes running through the cards fins. These 8mm thick pipes have been made with a smooth square shape, this will maximize heat transfer from the surface of the copper base plate.

Solid Base-Plate
To temper the heat generated by a powerful GPU, MSI GAMING series graphics cards use a solid nickel-plated copper base plate. The base plate catches the heat from the GPU and transfers it to the heat pipes for dissipation - further increasing the cooling.

TORX 2.0 FAN MOUNTED GAMING X 1080

Dispersion Fan Blade Steeper curved blade, accelerates airflow, increasing effectiveness

Traditional Fan Blade Steeper curved blade, accelerates airflow, increasing effectiveness

Advanced TORX 2.0 Fan

TORX fan technology works in teamwork with TWIN FROZR VI to achieve new levels of cooling. The fans design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance when gaming. The fans also feature double ball-bearings for a strong and lasting core for years of smooth gaming - also helps with noise elimination.

ZERO FROZR GAMING X COOLING

Fans Spinning
During intense gaming or benchmarking

Fans Stop
Completely silent during idle, multimedia or light gaming

MSI GTX 1080 FROZR Cooling

MSI released this technology in 2008 and it has since become an industry standard among graphics cards. FROZR will eliminate fan noise by stopping the fans in low-load situations, meaning you can keep focus on your gaming, streaming or other media without the noise of spinning fans.

HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS

1

Rugged Anti Bending strip

2

Memory Cooling Plate for stable & high overclocks

3

Larger PCB for extra cooling

4

Extra 6 pin (75 Watt) power connector

5

PWM Heatsink with micro fins to ensure cool temperatures

Military Class 4

A deciding factor in your graphics card’s performance is the quality of components thata re used. GAMING X 1080 makes use of only MIL-STD-810G certified components to ensure the highest quality possible. When stress tested under torturous circumstances these components have proven very durable.

MSI GAMING APP

SILENT MODE
The best environment for minimal fan noise

GAMING MODE
Balance between in-game performance and silence

OC MODE
Max performance from higher clock speeds and fan performance

Control your GAMING X 1080

This app from MSI allows you to access single click performance profiles that can unlock extra potential for gaming, or keep your 1080 card silent during light sessions. It also features the EyeRest tab, giving you easy access to image quality improving technology. The LED control tab gives you full control over your MSI GAMING LED lights to set the mood.

GAMING X MOBILE CONTROL

Customize GTX 1080 From Your Mobile

The exclusive MSI Gaming App is now also available for Android so you can control your graphics card from your phone without having to switch to Windows - uninterrupted gaming from MSI.

MSI GAMING APP & AFTERBURNER

Complete Control over your GAMING X

This technology belongs to MSI but is recognized throughout the world of graphics cards overclocking. It displays hardware performance and grants you complete control over your 1080 GPU. Plus it grants the ability to customize fan profiles, record videos / games and is great for benchmarking.

GTX 1080 CONNECTIONS

HDMI 2.0b / 3x DisplayPort 1.4 / Dual-Link DVI

GEFORCE GTX VR READY

GeForce® GTX graphics cards provide a powerful next-generation platform for the ultimate immersive virtual reality experience. Rigs and cards marked with "GeForce GTX VR Ready" ensure that your VR games will be optimized with a best-in-class GPU.

Immersive VR requires seven times the graphics processing power of traditional 3D apps and games. NVIDIA's unique set of features - such as multi-res shading - mean you get the right level of performance, image quality, and latency to ensure your VR experience is nothing short of amazing.

Specifications
Specifications
Chipset GeForce GTX 1080
Edition GAMING X
Manufacturing process 16 nm
Microarchitecture Pascal
Cores 2560
Streams N/A
Core Clock 1683 (1708 in OC Mode) MHz
Boost Clock 1822 (1847 in OC Mode) MHz
Memory Size 8GB
Memory Type GDDR5X
Memory Clock 10010 (10108 in OC Mode) MHz
Memory Bus 256 Bit
Cooling Solution Dual Fan (2)
Cooler Design Twin Frozr VI
Included/Fitted Backplate Yes
Interface PCIe 3.0 (x16)
Connectivity
  • 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x DVI-D DL
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
Maximum Digital Resolution 7680x4320 @ 60Hz
Maximum Analog (VGA) Resolution N/A
Max. Concurrent Displays 4 Displays
NVIDIA SLI Support 2-Way SLi with High Bandwidth Bridge Support
GeForce GTX VR Ready Yes
Microsoft DirectX Support 12 API with Feature Level 12.1
HDCP Ready Yes
Width Dual Slot
Low Profile Compatible No
Low Profile Support N/A
Graphics Card TDP/Power 180W
Graphics Card Power Connectors
  • 1 x 6-pin PCIe
  • 1 x 8-pin PCIe
Minimum Recommended PSU 500 W
Maximum GPU Temperature 94 °C
Dimensions 140 x 42 x 279 mm
Package Type Retail
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Details
Duration:
36 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
14 days
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
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Telephone:
0870 820 0009
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Reviews
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X RGB 8GB GDDR5X VR Ready Graphics Card, 2560 Core, 1683 MHz GPU, 1822 MHz Boost is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Msi is the best Great gpu in 4k 60fps hold battlefield 1, msi is the best in Pc, effect lights and stability, Usa company
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for a brilliant card. Great card for gaming at 1440p, in a dual monitor setup. The temps on it are good as well, along with the fans being quite. I have my case on my desk and you would barley hear it. I'd recommend this card to anyone looking at it.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No issues No issues with delivery. Next day delivery. No issues with the product. Works great.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a GPU!! As any person building their own PC or upgrading an existing one for gaming... a good or great GPU is one of the most essential items on the list. And this MSI GTX 1080 does not disappoint. As others have mentioned already, this card is massively capable. It barely struggles to operate at Ultra levels on the latest games meaning that there is plenty of longevity in the life of this card. It is also very much VR ready so I can't wait for when I make the move to VR as this card will no doubt cope with anything thrown at it. Card temp barely reaches 50 degrees and I've only had it up to 65 degrees when stress load testing it. Look forward to many more years of the graphics this card will produce. Not Overclocked at all yet as there is no need to at all and probably won't be for a few years to come.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing GPU from the Dragon Team ! I am currently gaming on 144Mhz monitor @ 1080p. It is pushing most of the games to the monitor's max output frequency at ultra pre-set. There is so much juice left I am thinking about switching to 2k monitor but this will reduce my usual GPU life replacement cycle. Deus Ex Mankind divided, everything set @ ultra. Game runs between 90-144Mhz and it can be quite demanding at Ultra pre set. Everything looks gorgeous and running super fast. Those textures at ultra look fantastic. You can see loads of details. GPU's thermal performance is great. I need to set up manual fan curve as card warms up to 72 degrees under heavy load and fans work at 2% only. I know its normal for this card and fans dont turn on till card temperature goes above 60 degrees but coming from AMD R9 290X this is freaking me out. I have not overclocked it yet but I know for the fact that these babies will go up to 2000 - 2150 Mhz on core speed so super efficient and quite fans from MSI will be really helpful. Great service from Scan ! Frequent updates from the moment of placing order. I am really happy. Card came with Free Gears of War 4 so its just an icing on the cake. This is currently the fastest GPU on the market so if you want super performance in a single GPU card go for it. I was contemplating whether I should wait for Vega but non reference cards are like 5-8 months away and I did not want to wait any longer. Not with games like Forza Horizon, GOW 4 and Deus Ex Mankind Divided. I rated value 3/5 as I believe that it would not hurt Nvidia/MSI to sell these cards £100 cheaper. This will be the price in 6 months anyway, I could not wait though so if you cant wait too - Just do THIS !
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fantastic graphics card, a little pricey but amazing quality. Runs most games, bar a few obvious exceptions, in 4k ultra settings at close to 60 fps!
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expensive, but amazing Coming from a 780ti, this graphics card can handle a lot of what you throw at it. In 2k the card is pretty much un-matched, and 4k it can handle most games on high without breaking into a sweat. A great piece of kit, but be prepared to shell out a lot for it.
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent performer, worthy of being a top-end card. Excellent speed and stability. My card will overclock up to at least 2030Mhz before getting infrequent artifacts and the memory will easily get to 11Ghz. I would recommend this MSI card particularly for the excellent cooling fans. My card has never reached 80deg in either gaming or overclock testing and it is impressively quiet. So of all the 1080 cards out there, I'm glad I picked this one. One tip though, if you like to overclock your card and like to experiment with all the numbers, use MSI Afterburner, it is really good. Loads of little settings to play with if you like that sort of thing. DO NOT use the MSI Gaming app. It will try to take over everything and it doesn't mix well with Afterburner (Surprisingly). It is horrible.
Date published: 2016-08-12
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