Gigabyte's Aorus subsidiary is branching out once again, announcing its first graphics card to go with your Aorus motherboard: the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition.
Best known for gaming peripherals
, Aorus began working more closely with its corporate owner Gigabyte with the announcement of Aorus-branded Gigabyte-manufactured motherboards
which have proven themselves critically
. For those who like their parts to match, then, the news that Gigabyte is to launch an Aorus-branded graphics card should be welcomed.
The Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition, as the card is known, features the company logo on a black-finish backplate that also includes a secondary copper plate for additional heat dissipation. The face of the card, meanwhile, features Gigabyte's Windforce Stack Cooling system, with additional cooling to the VRAM modules and MOSFETS and three 100mm overlapping fans cooling six heat pipes in total.
The card also includes Aorus VR Link, which takes the form of two additional HDMI connectors for ease of connection to virtual reality headsets without the need to use DisplayPort adaptors. Naturally, shiny lights come as standard: Both the shroud and the backplate include fully programmable RGB lighting, with software bundled for customisation; an additional LED light when the fans are stopped at low and idle loads to reassure you nothing's broken.
The Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition includes a 1,759MHz base and 1,898MHz boost clock in 'Gaming' mode jumping to 1,784MHz base and 1,936MHz boost in 'OC' mode, with a 10,206MHz effective memory clock in 'gaming' mode jumping to 10,400MHz effective in 'OC' mode. The card is currently confirmed in only one model, featuring 8GB of GDDR5X memory.
UK pricing and availability have yet to be confirmed, with more information available on the official product page