We’re now seeing a lot of VGA cards with AIO (all-in-one liquid cooling). I guess it’s a trend especially for those who don’t want the hassle of adding their own GPU water block.
MSI announced its flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk Gaming graphics card. The card is characterized by a modified version of the company’s lateral-flow Aero series cooling solution, with an all-in-one liquid cooling loop over the GPU and a base-plate cooling its surrounding memory. This liquid-cooling component has been designed by Corsair. The loop features a pump+block under the card’s cooler shroud, plumbed to a 120 mm x 120 mm radiator, with an included fan.
The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Sea Hawk Gaming comes with factory-overclocked speeds of 1493 MHz core, 1607 MHz GPU Boost, and 11016 MHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory, out of the box, compared to NVIDIA reference speeds of 1480/1584/11010 MHz, which isn’t a big difference. The MSI Gaming app gives you the OC Mode preset that runs the card at 1506/1620/11018 MHz. The card draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors; display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4 besides one each of HDMI 2.0 and DVI connectors. The company didn’t reveal pricing.