Review Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming

Nvidia GeForce GTX1080, 8192MB GDDR5X, 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, Virtual Reality Ready

Nvidia GeForce GTX1080, 8192MB GDDR5X, 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort, Virtual Reality Ready


Compact much power with Silent potential

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming is the third party card the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 with GP104 “Pascal” in the editorial. It offers on the paper a slightly lower clock than the Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC Edition or the Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 1080 X3, but therefore it comes in all compact¬†dimensions. The selected Gigabyte combination of clock speeds, power consumption and cooling system rises.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming Vary and Price

Variant of the Gigabytes GeForce GTX 1080 costs 759 euros less than the Founders Edition MSRP of 789 Euro or the Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC Edition ( 799 Euro ) more expensive than the Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 1080 X3 ( 749 Euro ). The market price of the Founders Edition recently, though the first time droped.

In addition to the G1 Gaming, Gigabyte has announced at Computex 2016; GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming. It relies on a new type of cooling system, promising higher clock rates, listed in trade it is not already.

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Clock speeds, PCB and cooling

Gigabyte has increases clock speeds compared to the case of the G1 Gaming Founders Edition. By 1,721 MHz base and 1860 MHz typical Boost clock, the clock speeds are slightly below competing models tested so far, but still 130 MHz on the clock rates of the Founders Edition. The memory at 5000 MHz.

The 1,712 / 1,860 MHz are on only when in Gigabytes Tool Xtreme Gaming in OC mode. Without the installation of the software are in the Gaming mode at 1,696 / 1,835 MHz. The Power Target the graphics card in both cases is 200 watt, which is ten percent higher than the Founders Edition and at the level of the Asus Strix OC Edition. With a maximum of 216 watts can gigabytes when manual intervention but less.

Clock Rates Compare


8-Pin for 200 Watt Power Target

The PCB manufactured by Gigabyte G1 Gaming provides an 8-pin PCIe connector. This is also taking into account the specifications nor sufficient for a maximum of 216 Watt Power Target. The power for GPU and VRAM consists of ten phases (8 + 2).


Comparatively compact

As the PCB of Inno3D iChill X3 also projects the PCB of the G1 Gaming beyond just typical 0.5 centimeters above the slot cover that Asus Strix OC Edition is higher. Because the cooling system fails barely larger, the overhang above the bend in the slot cover in this graphics card is only one centimeter. In Inno3D is 1.5, Asus even 2.5. Also in length, the G1 Gaming falls 28.1 centimeters almost two centimeters more compact, the radiator is exactly two slots high. The Founders Edition is a total length of 27.0 centimeters and an overhang of only 0.5 centimeters but still compact.

Direct Touch with three heatpipes

How Asus uses Gigabyte when cooler Wind Force 3X on directly to the GPU in contact copper heatpipes. Five heatpipes Asus Three Gigabyte opposite. They all stand with the GPU in contact and pull through both aluminum heatsink. The three mounted fan measuring a diameter of 80 millimeters and stand still at idle. The maximum speed is 4,200 r / min, half of them, regardless of load.

With 516 grams of cooler from Gigabyte is not only visually the lightest in the test environment (Inno3D: 703 grams, Asus: 659 grams). Seven screws hold it firmly on the PCB. Four pressing the heat pipes to the GPU, three make contact with the power supply here. By thermal pads and the memory chips to the radiator are connected.


The advantages of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming lie in the invisible at first glance balanced overall concept. The partner card combines a still clear to the Founders Edition raised clock in relation to the Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC Edition and Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 1080 X3 compact garment. Both the length and the overhang and the strict adherence to the height of two PCIe slots can make a difference in the case. Already without manual intervention, the cooling system proceeds quieter works than the reference version.

A compact compromise

Who can do without the last bit of power, finds in the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming a desired very silent partner card the GeForce GTX 1080 with currently 759 Euro Although 10 euros more than the version of Inno3D , but still less than one available from stock Founders Edition with 789 euros will cost Рat first dealers without goods are in stock, the price of this version the last two days but first please . Three-year warranty with settlement on trade give all three manufacturers in the test, it is important however to keep in mind when Gigabyte: date is the date of production, not the purchase.


The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming is not the fastest. Instead, it finds the compromise of performance, dimensions and volume. Whoever wants to trim the video card to a very low level and is still twelve percent faster and cooler than the Founders Edition.

Full Specifications

graphics Controller

  • GPU manufacturers Nvidia
  • GPU GeForce GTX1080
  • Graphics chip clock frequency (MHz) 1721
  • Boost Clock (MHz) 1860
  • chip name GP104-400-A1 “Pascal”
  • CUDA cores 2560
  • API -support DirectX 12.0
  • power connection 1x 8-pin
  • interface PCI Express x16 3.0
  • cooling active 2-Slot

graphics memory

  • Graphics memory (MB) 8192
  • Graphic Memory Type GDDR5X
  • Graphics Memory Clock (MHz) 10010
  • Memory bus (bits) 256

monitor connections

  • DisplayPort 3
  • DisplayPort Version 1.2 (DisplayPort 1.2 certified DisplayPort 1.3 / 1.4-ready)
  • DVI 1
  • HDMI 1
  • HDMI version 2.0b

Dimensions / Weight

  • Weight (g) 1100
  • width (mm) 114
  • Height (mm) 41
  • Depth (mm) 280


  • Manufacturer warranty 3 year ( The manufacturer / warranty information, see here )
  • VR Ready
  • Virtual Reality Ready Yes
  • manufacturer Gigabyte
  • model designation GeForce GTX1080 Gaming X 8G


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