ZOTAC Brings Down The Mercury with the new ArcticStorm Waterblock 1

ZOTAC has officially announced the ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 ArcticStorm, equipping the most powerful graphics architecture with second generation liquid cooling hardware.


The new ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1080 ArcticStorm features:

  • SPECTRA LED Lighting System
  • Direct copper cold block contact with 0.3mm micro-channels
  • Full coverage with waterblock
  • Metal wraparound backplate
  • Standard G1/4 threaded fitting and comes bundled with a pair of barbs that supports 10mm inner diameter tubing


ArcticStorm continues to enable users to bring in their favourite watercooling kit and chill the way they want. The waterblock provides full board coverage and fitted with innovative technologies such as Direct Copper Contact with Micro-channels to maximise thermal performance. Discover performance, power efficiency, and gaming experiences with powerful performance and cool thermals.


A full specification can be found below:

GPU – GeForce® GTX 1080
CUDA cores – 2560
Video Memory – 8GB GDDR5X
Memory Bus – 256-bit
Engine Clock – Base: 1632 MHz Boost:1771 MHz
Memory Clock -10 GHz
PCI Express  – 3.0
Display Outputs – 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b and DL-DVI
HDCP Support – Yes
Multi Display Capability – Quad Display
Recommended Power Supply – 500W
Power Consumption – 180W
Power Input – Dual 8-pin
DirectX – 12 API feature level 12_1
OpenGL – 4.5
Cooling – Waterblock (with G1/4 Threads)
Slot Size – Dual Slot
SLI – Yes, SLI HB Bridge Supported
Supported OS – Windows 10 / 8 / 7
Card Length – 300mm x 148mm
Accessories – 2 x Dual 6-pin to 8-pin PCIe adapter, 2 x G1/4 Thread 3/8″ Barbs (supports 10mm ID Tube – not included), Driver Disk and User Manual

Any of you out there hardcore watercoolers and looking for something to kick the teeth in of competition? Looks like ZOTAC have you covered.  What do you think, let us know!

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