The New EVGA 1080, 1070 GTX Hybrid Cards Are 'Cool'

EVGA released its latest GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards, featuring the company’s Hybrid cooling solution. These new water-cooled GPUs are both among the fastest-clocked versions of the GTX 1080 and 1070 EVGA has to offer.

The EVGA GTX 1080 Hybrid features a base clock rate of 1,721MHz with a boost rating of 1,860MHz, which are the same clock rates of the Classified and FTW edition cards. Its 10+2 power phase system isn’t as robust as the Classified edition (which has 14+3 phases), but it should allow for some respectable overclocking headroom. The EVGA GTX 1070 Hybrid matches the clock rates and phase count of the 1070 FTW--a 1,607MHz base clock and a 1,797MHz boost clock with a 10+2 power phase system. Both new Hybrid cards are fed with two 8-pin (or 6+2-pin) connectors and feature a TDP of 215W.

Further fueling the overclocking potential, the cooler for both of the new EVGA Hybrid cards is a closed-loop 120mm radiator (with an included 120mm fan) exhausting heat from the copper base, which makes contact with a dedicated memory plate (also made of copper). The 10cm radial fan exhausts ambient heat out the back of the card, and the company claimed the newly-designed Hybrids can perform at lower noise levels.

The new Hybrid shroud has an industrial look to it, similar to the other 10-series EVGA cards. User-controlled RGB lighting illuminates the logo on the top of the card (on either side of the shrouded tubing) and two light bars on the front. The backplate contributes to the cooling and gives it a finished look.

The new EVGA GTX 1080 and 1070 Hybrid cards are available now from the company’s website for $729 and $499, respectively.


EVGA GTX 1080 Hybrid

EVGA GTX 1070 Hybrid

CUDA Cores



Base Clock



Boost Clock




8 GB GDDR5X, 256-Bit

8 GB GDDR5, 256-Bit

Memory Clock

10 Gbps

8 Gbps


- HDMI 2.0

- DisplayPort 1.4 x3


- HDMI 2.0

- DisplayPort 1.4 x3


Power Connectors

8-Pin (6+2) x 2

8-Pin (6+2) x 2




Power Supply

500W or greater

500W or greater




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  • Jeff Fx
    For the same price as this water-cooled 1080, you can get an Asus 1080 Strix with a faster boost clock, or for $664, a boost clock slightly slower than this card. Does the boost clock run longer on this card due to improved cooling, or do the 4 air-cooling fans on the huge 1080 Strix card work as well?

    Is smaller size the primary benefit to this card? Even if that's the case, that is a real benefit for people who don't have huge PC cases.
  • junkeymonkey
    don't forget the speced boot clocks like for evga are the min.. guaranteed you may get there card that's speced for 1250 but yours out of the box may go a lot higher say 1400 ? then like my hybrid I see 22 to 48c not like a air card that maybe 35 to 90c depending on how lucky you get on it ? my card runs as hot at max as most air cards run at idle with that -0- fan crap ?

    as far as size folks have mounted the hybrids on mitx builds ?

    so that come down to how skilled you are at making things work out I guess

    I took a chance on a hybrid and so far so good . hard now to look at air unless something pops up in the next 2 years

    also the 10 series hybrids are based on the custom pcb {FTW} instead of the reference pcb as the 900's were that's a plus in its self
  • RomeoReject
    Not that I'm an NVidea guy, but that's not a bad price in the 1080's case. $30 premium for a CLC system is a bargain.