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EVGA unveils its full Geforce GTX 1080 lineup

by on28 May 2016

A total of five graphics cards

Following Nvidia's official retail launch of the new Geforce GTX 1080, EVGA has prepared no less than five different graphics card, with more to come soon.

In addition to the standard GTX 1080 Founders Edition, which is completely stock and the GTX 1080 ACX 3.0, which is based on both reference PCB and reference clocks but features EVGA's new ACX 3.0 cooler, EVGA has also unveiled three factory-overclocked and custom graphics cards, the EVGA GTX 1080 SC Gaming ACX 3.0, GTX 1080 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 and the GTX 1080 Classified Gaming ACX 3.0 graphics cards.

The biggest update in the lineup is the new EVGA ACX 3.0 cooler, which further upgrades the already impressive ACX 2.0 cooler by increased heatpipe and copper contact area with STraight Heat Pipe 3.0, which in terms made it 10 percent cooler as well as a new optimal tuned heatsink and fin design, which made it 13 percent quieter, compared to the ACX 2.0 cooler.

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The new EVGA ACX 3.0 cooler still comes with memory/MOSFET cooling plate, dB Inverter and two Double Ball Bearing fans but now also comes with RGB LEDs placed in the shroud and fully controllable via EVGA's PrecisionX OC software, at least on some models. All Geforce GTX 1080 models come with a backplate.

In case you missed it before, the GTX 1080 Founders Edition works at 1,607MHz base and 1,733MHz GPU Boost clocks while 8GB of GDDR5X memory is clocked at 2,500MHz (10,000MHz effective). The EVGA GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 is the same and only replaces the stock blower fan with the new EVGA ACX 3.0 cooler. IT does not feature RGB LEDs but only white ones, same as the reference one.

The EVGA GTX 1080 SC (SuperClocked) Gaming ACX 3.0 is the next in line and it is pretty much an overclocked stock graphics card as it works at 1,708MHz GPU base and 1,847MHz GPU Boost clocks while memory remained at reference 10,000MHz. It does come with EVGA's ACX 3.0 cooler but does not feature RGB LEDs and still needs a single 8-pin PCIe power connector.

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The EVGA GTX 1080 FTW (For The Win) Gaming ACX 3.0 graphics card is a completely different beast as it comes with a custom PCB with 10-phase VRM, adjustable RGB LEDs, and EVGA Double BIOS. It needs two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors but, unfortunately, EVGA still did not finalize the clocks.

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The EVGA GTX 1080 Classified is pretty much the same but it comes with a triple BIOS, beefier 14-phase VRM, which should provide further overclocking potential and make it one of the best GTX 1080 on the market, at least until EVGA makes the Kingpin Edition.

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Unfortunately, only the EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition is currently available for US $699.99 on both EVGA's official site and some retail/e-tail shops but ACX 3.0 equipped cards should come soon as well.

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