Colorful's GTX 1080 Has A Founder's Edition Cooler?

It’s been a week since Nvidia revealed the GTX 1080 and 1070 during its Pascal launch event. We have yet to see board partners announce their iterations of the GTX 1080--that is, until today. Colorful announced its GTX 1080, which will coincide with Nvidia’s official May 27 release.

The image Colorful released today shows what appears to be Nvidia’s Founder’s Edition reference blower design. Colorful hasn’t shared the price, but considering what Nvidia said about the $100 price jump for the Founder's Edition, this card should cost $699 and feature premium components and better overclocking potential.

Although the $100 premium for a blower-style design draws quite a bit of controversy, we have yet to see aftermarket designs from board partners. It will be interesting to see whether the Founder’s Edition design warrants a $100 price hike over aftermarket designs such as EVGA’s ACX 2.0, Asus’s Strix, or Colorful’s very own Ymir.

GPUGTX 1080
CUDA Cores2560
Video Memory8GB GDDR5X
Memory Bus256-bit
Engine Clock Base1607MHz
Boost Clock1733MHz
Memory Clock10000MHz
PCI Express3.0
Display Output3 x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
HDCP SupportYes
Multi-display CapabilityQuad Display
Recommended Power Supply500W
Power Consumption180W
Power Input8-pin
APIDirectX 12 API Feature level 12_1, OpenGL 4.5
CoolingBlower
Slot SizeDual-slot
SLIYes
Dimensions266.7 x 111.15 mm

Alexander Quejado is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Alexander Quejado on Twitter. 

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  • AKAdoubleA
    Founders Edition doesn't mean anything except for a reference cooler design. No better overclocking ability or cherry picked bin's. One could argue its LESS overclockable then other designed fan shrouds.
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  • uglyduckling81
    Definitely be waiting for better cooler options to turn up and hopefully for lower prices. With my Vive arriving next Friday I'll probably be looking to upgrade from the 970 I'm currently running.