May 30, 2017 | Updated: 06:19 AM EDT

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Corsair Releases Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti; The Water-Cooled Graphics Card is 50 Percent Cooler Than Founders Edition

Apr 21, 2017 12:23 PM EDT

The latest Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti with its water cooling system.
(Photo : Corsair Components, Inc) The latest Corsair Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti with its water cooling system.

Corsair collaborated with MSI to release a new water-cooled graphics card, the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti. The new graphics card runs much cooler than the Founders edition by 50 percent.

Furthermore, the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti is also 10% faster according to product specifications from Corsair. Based on the Corsair's benchmark, the new water-cooled graphics card is able to run at higher clocks by 10 percent. Similar to its Founders edition, the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti is also run on 11 GB of GDDR5X memory in a 352-bit memory bus and 3584 CUDA cores.

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Its water cooling system allows the GFX 1080 Ti series to run at its peak core of above 1900 MHz, more than the 1850 MHz in peak core from the original Founders edition, a collaboration with NVIDIA. The water cooling uses a built-in 120mm radiator to deliver a large cooling area for Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti. The collaboration between Corsair and MSI has provided much more room for improvement in overclocking, as reported by Game Spot.

Another specialty in the cooling mechanism of the new Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti is the internal Micro-Fin that uses copper as its base. The copper has the benefit to draws heat from the GPU directly and transfer it to the coolant, due to its outstanding thermal conductivity.

The fan design also becomes the focus point for Corsair with Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti. The graphics card uses its top-notch magnetic levitation technology, the ML-Series fan. The series focuses on another aspect of fan operation, more than just delivering the number of air, but to reduce the obstruction of air flow. The ML series provide a magnetic levitation and a unique rotor to deliver a constant air flow with a very low obstruction and low noise.

The Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti is sold at the price of $800, which is a $100 higher than the Founders edition. Watch the review of the Hydro GFX GTX 1080 Ti below: