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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR OC 8GB GDDR5X Graphics Card

Code: A13XX

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 chipset factory overclocked with a base clock speed of 1657MHz and a 1797MHz boost speed
  • 8GB of GDDR5X video memory (VRAM) running at 10Gbps, provides incredible gaming performance
  • Connect a range of monitors to the graphics card with three DisplayPort, a DVI-D and HDMI ports

Product details

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR OC 8GB GDDR5X Graphics Card

• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 chipset factory overclocked with a base clock speed of 1657MHz and a 1797MHz boost speed
• 8GB of GDDR5X video memory (VRAM) running at 10Gbps, provides incredible gaming performance
• Connect a range of monitors to the graphics card with three DisplayPort, a DVI-D and HDMI ports
• Supports up to four monitors for an immersive gaming experience, with a maximum resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels on each, 8K (UHD) supported
• Supports NVIDIA’s SLI HB Bridge for a two-way SLI solution that delivers silky-smooth gameplay
• Full-sized card that takes up two expansion case slots – check your case and motherboard dimensions first
• Armor 2X thermal design with TORX Fan 2.0 system for maximum cooling efficiency
• Three years manufacturer warranty

Special Features
• Virtual reality (VR) ready so you can enjoy a fascinating 360-degree gaming experience
• NVIDIA G-SYNC allows the card to synchronise with G-SYNC ready monitors to minimise display stutter and input lag
• MSI Afterburner overclocking utility lets you benchmark, overclock and even stream or record video game footage

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.

What can I expect from this graphics card?
Experience a quantum leap in gaming with the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR graphics card, which is powered by NVIDIA’s new Pascal architecture. The world’s most advanced GPU architecture delivers game-changing performance, innovative technologies and immersive, next generation virtual reality (VR). The card is power-efficient with an 8-pin and 6-pin PCI-E connector needed, and is designed for the PCI Express 3.0 bus architecture, which is also backwards compatible. The ARMOR GTX 1080 comes with ultra-fast FinFET and high-bandwidth GDDR5X technologies. This, combined with support for DirectX 12 features, you get the fastest, smoothest, most power-efficient gaming experience – up to twice the performance and three times the efficiency compared to the Titan X.

The card is able to accommodate the latest displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution and multiple monitors through the power of the new Pascal architecture. It is plug-and-play compatible with leading VR headsets driven by NVIDIA VRWorks technologies – so you’ll be able to hear and feel every movement with VRWorks Audio and physics and haptics working together to deliver a truly immersive gaming experience. NVIDIA GameWorks technologies provide smooth gameplay and cinematic experiences and through NVIDIA Ansel you are able to capture 360-degree in-game shots, even in VR. Perfected for gaming now and in the future, the card also supports Vulkan API and OpenGL 4.5.

What is the performance like on this card?
An impressive 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM running at 10Gbps and GPU in overclocked mode at 1657MHz base clock speed, 1797MHz boost, provides astonishing graphics-rendering performance, so you can enjoy the latest games with settings maxed out. NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0 is embedded into the GTX 1080, which dynamically maximises clock speeds based on workloads and allows enthusiast-class controls such as temperature target and fan controls. The card also supports NVIDIA’s new SLI HB bridge which doubles the available transfer bandwidth compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, delivering silky-smooth gameplay and the ultimate performance. With these features, this card offers the best way to enjoy surround gaming.

How can I connect to this graphics card?
A number of displays can be connected to this graphics card, with three DisplayPort, dual-link DVI-D and HDMI ports provided. You’ll be able to future proof yourself for higher resolution monitors in development, with support for up to 7680 x 4320 pixels through DisplayPort. Up to four monitors can be used at the same time, and with simultaneous multi-projection you can game without experiencing stretched viewpoints. This will improve performance in VR and improve display accuracy when using NVIDIA Surround.

NVIDIA G-SYNC provides a stunning visual experience, and with a compatible monitor you can minimise display shutter and input lag. NVIDIA GameStream lets you stream GeForce GTX gaming experience to portable devices like the NVIDIA Shield.

How well can I overclock this card and is software included?
NVIDIA has equipped the card with various features to ensure it is well cooled and has excellent overclocking potential. A redesigned vapour chamber and fan for quiet operation, a polygonal shroud, a backplate for dissipating heat from the back and premium materials all help to keep the card running as cool as it looks. The Armor 2.0 with Torx 2.0 fan design to generate an extra 22% more air pressure while remaining incredibly quiet. To further assist in cooling, the Armor features a full cover metal backplate. Also equipped with ZeroFrozr which eliminates fan noise. It does this when the card is in low-load situations by automatically slowing down the fans without compromising on cooling. The fans will speed up when the temperature increases over 60 degrees Celsius.

MSI’s Afterburner software provides an intuitive interface for you to access detailed information about the card and allows you to tinker with almost all aspects of the card. You can also run Afterburner on your iOS or Android smartphone and use the built-in utility Kombustor to test stability and thermal performance. Additionally, Predator lets you capture in-game footage as still images or videos at a push of a button.
Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Bus Standard PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory Type GDDR5X
Video Memory Capacity 8192 MB
Memory Clock Speed 10,010 MHz
Memory Interface/bus 256-bit
Core Speeds Base core speed: 1657 MHz
Boost core speed: 1797 MHz
CUDA Cores 2560
Virtual reality ready Yes
Number of slots taken up 2
Video Outputs
Number of DisplayPort outputs 3
Display Port version v1.4
Number of Mini Display Port outputs 0
Min Display Port version N/A
Number of D-Sub outputs 0
Number of DVI outputs 1 - dual-link DVI-D
Number of mini HDMI outputs 0
Number of HDMI outputs 1
HDMI standard v2.0b
Max number of displays 4
Max resolution 7680 x 4320 @ 60 Hz (digital)
Multi-GPU support Yes – SLI HB Bridge supported
Cooling type HSF (Heatsink Fan)
HDCP Support Yes – 2.2
Power Consumption 180 W
External power supply required? Yes – 8-pin & 6-pin PCI-E power connectors
Minimum recommended power supply 500 W
Software MSI Afterburner
DirectX version support 12 API with feature level 12_1
OpenGL Version Support 4.5
Height 140 mm
Width 279 mm
Depth 37 mm
Weight 877 g
Manufacturer’s guarantee 3 years

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A13XX MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR OC 8GB GDDR5X Graphics Card (1+) £619.99

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