In case you missed it, during an event at the GDC 2017, Nvidia unveiled its new Geforce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, based on a well known GP102 Pascal GPU, the same one that was used on the Nvidia Titan X graphics card. This means that the GTX 1080 Ti ended up with 3584 CUDA cores, 224 TMUS and 88 ROPs, slightly lower than the Titan X, as well as 11GB of GDDR5X memory on a 352-bit memory interface, pumping out around 11.3 TFLOPs of compute power.
While the reference Founders Edition of the GTX 1080 Ti has just become available for pre-order, starting at US $699 in the US, £699 in the UK and €819 in Europe, Nvidia AIC partners have already started to show their upcoming custom versions of the same graphics card.
First to jump the gun was Asus, showing that it will have two custom GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, Strix OC and Turbo series. It is pretty obvious that the Strix OC model will feature a hefty overclock but we are not sure how much more room is left on that GP102 GPU or the GDDR5X memory for that matter. The Strix OC version will have a triple-fan cooler, while the Turbo version will stick to a reference blower-style fan.
In addition to Asus, MSI has also released a neat little teaser which shows that its custom version of the GTX 1080 Ti will use the well-known TwinFrozr VI cooler. Unfortunately, there are no further details.
Inno3D is currently the only partner that has officially announced custom versions of the GTX 1080 Ti, equipping them with its iChill X3 and X4 coolers. We do know that these will use 11Gbps GDDR5X memory chips but the precise GPU clocks were not announced.
There will be plenty of custom GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards and most partners will offer their own version as it appears that Nvidia has given a green light to its partners from day one.