EVGA has officially announced its GTX 1080 FTW HYBRID edition, and the unique thing about this graphics card is that it features a custom cooler similar to the ones you’ve seen before being mounted on previous GPUs and desktop processors. The GPU is definitely a pricey one, and if you head down to the company’s official website, the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW HYBRID is retailing for $729.99. In terms of overclocking potential, GPU is less capable than the CLASSIFIED GAMING version of GTX 1080, but in our opinion, it will still be a very capable performer when it comes to keeping the temperatures low while it is overclocked.
The total TDP of the GPU is 215W and it’s going to receive its power from two PCIe 8-pin power connectors. The two power connectors have been provided to maximize your overclocking result. If by chance, something goes wrong while you are overclocking the GPU, there are two BIOS chips present. If you mess up with the BIOS during the first go, you always have a spare chip that will be your life saver in the end. The GPU clock of the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW HYBRID edition is 1721MHz, while the Boost clock speed goes up to 1860MHz.
A backplate is also present to strengthen the GPU. The VRM phase design of the graphics card is 10 + 3. This will mean that 10 phases are available to distribute the current to the graphics chip, while the remaining 3 are dedicated for providing current to the memory chips. This means that not only will you be able to get a higher overclocking result on the GPU clock speeds, you will also be able to achieve a decent result on the memory clock as well.
If you want to purchase the graphics card right now, it is available on EVGA’s website. While it is currently out of stock, you can set the auto-notify alert setting to tell you when stocks will be replenished.