Gigabyte outs GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC Edition, Brix PCs with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs
Taiwan-based Gigabyte recently added to its NVIDIA GeForce graphics card line the GTX 1080 Turbo OC Edition model. The primary selling point of the new card is its blower-type GPU cooler, dubbed as Gigabyte Turbo Fan cooling system, consisting of a radial fan and three pure copper composite heatpipes that are connected to a plate that directly touches the GPU. The blower design of the cooler enables it to push the warm air out of the PC case through the rear exhaust, promising to deliver up to 8% cooling capacity compared to the stock cooler of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition. The card’s cooling assembly is clad in a shroud that features angular lines and orange accents.
Onboard, Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo OC Edition graphics card packs high-grade chokes and capacitors, along with an 8+2 phase power design for load balance, extending its stability, longevity, and overclocking headroom. The card also comes with a smart power LED indicator near the 8-pin power connector for diagnostics.
Gigabyte also announced the launch of its new line of Brix compact barebone PCs revamped with Intel’s latest 7th Generation Core (Kaby Lake) processors. Along with the integration of Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, the new Brix PCs features new Intel HD Graphics that delivers up to 10% better graphics performance compared to previous generation processors, with HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration for improved 4K UHD video playback and content creation. Enabling users to maximize the multimedia potential of the Brix PCs, Gigabyte has equipped them with HDMI 2.0 connectors with HDCP 2.2 support.
Gigabyte’s Brix models that come with Intel’s 7th Generation Core (Kaby Lake) processors include the GB-BKi3A-7100, GB-BKi3HA-7100, GB-BKi5A-7200, GB-BKi5HA-7200, GB-BKi7A-7500, and the GB-BKi7HA-7500.