Skip to main content

This overclocked GTX 1080 Ti GPU card costs a whopping $1,200

palit galax kfa2 gtx 1080 ti overclocked hof limited edition
Image used with permission by copyright holder
After introducing new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards under its JetStream and GameRock brands, Palit Microsystems is serving up an overclocked limited edition GTX 1080 Ti card through its Galax and KFA2 labels: The Hall of Fame Limited Edition. The card was reportedly built from scratch with extreme overclocking in mind and will sell for more than $1,200 when it arrives at the end of May.

Here are the specs of the upcoming HOF Limited Edition card compared to Nvidia’s reference design and the GTX Titan Xp:

Nvidia GTX
Titan Xp
HOF Limited Edition
Nvidia GTX
1080 Ti
Graphics chip: GP102 GP102 GP102
Manufacturing process: 16nm 16nm 16nm
Transistor count: 12 billion 12 billion 12 billion
CUDA cores: 3,840 3,584 3,584
Texture mapping units: 240 224 224
Render output units: 96 88 88
Base speed: 1,481MHz 1,645MHz 1,481MHz
Boost speed: 1,582MHz 1,759MHz 1,582MHz
Performance: 12.1 TFLOPS 12.6 TFLOPS 11.3 TFLOPS
Memory amount: 12GB GDDR5X 11GB GDDR5X 11GB GDDR5X
Memory speed: 11.4GT/s 11GT/s 11GT/s
Memory interface: 384-bit 352-bit 352-bit
Memory bandwidth 547.2GB/s 484GB/s 484GB/s
Max power usage: 250 watts 350 watts 250 watts
Price: $1,200 ~$1,200 $700

As the chart shows, Palit’s upcoming GTX 1080 Ti definitely cranks the performance up a notch with higher base and boost speeds. It will be slightly higher in price compared to the GTX Titan Xp card, which crams 256 more cores into the GP102 graphics chip. Palit’s card also appears to outperform the GTX Xp despite having a slightly smaller memory amount and memory bandwidth.

Overall, the Galax and KFA2 models appear identical outside their packaging. Both include one DVI-D port, one HDMI 2.0b port, and three DisplayPort 1.4 ports. They also have a HOF-branded anodized aluminum backplate to prevent the printed circuit board from bending and to increase the card’s cooling performance.

That said, both models ship with the Trimax cooler that comprises of three 90mm fans encased in a white shield. This shield also plays host to a nifty onboard display so you can quickly see the card’s real-time info such as the current speed, the temperature, the current driver version, and so on. Owners can also use the free Xtreme Tuner Plus software to program custom messages.

Highlighting this screen is the card’s HOF lighting system, which illuminates the center fan’s border, the HOF logos parked on each side of the display, and the three eight-pin power connectors. That’s right: You need three eight-pin connectors to keep this overclocked card juiced, given that the PCI Express bus doesn’t provide enough electrical meat to feed this beast.

Based on the product pages, the illumination system features the full RGB spectrum and different lighting effects although the card appears to use the “breathing” effect out of the box. Palit suggests that users can “create your own gaming rig,” indicating that the illumination is customizable through the Xtreme Tuner Plus software.

Overclockers UK lists the KFA2 model now to pre-purchase for around $1,232. The product listing shows the card to feature several noise-reducing technologies, a 12-layer printed circuit board, and a two-slot height requirement. Palit suggests using a 600-watt power supply to handle the card.

Editors' Recommendations

Kevin Parrish
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kevin started taking PCs apart in the 90s when Quake was on the way and his PC lacked the required components. Since then…
How to tell if your webcam has been hacked
Razer webcam sitting on top of a monitor.

Having your webcam hacked is a terrifying prospect for many -- and a good reason to use a dedicated webcam cover. Not only does it represent an incredible invasion of privacy, but it has the potential to grab biometric data and other personal information that could be used to further expose you and steal your identity.

Often a hacked webcam is just part of a comprehensive malware assault, though, so protecting yourself against it involves having some of the best antivirus protection you can, while keeping your system updated. Even with robust protections in place, though, you should always keep an eye out for the tell-tale signs of a hacked webcam. Here's what to look out for.
The light on your webcam turns on at strange times

Read more
How to cancel a Twitch subscription on desktop or mobile
The Twitch desktop app.

There comes a time in every online gamer’s life when one must move on from platforms once cherished. Beyond PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass, one of the premiere gaming content meccas is Twitch. Built from the ground up to give players the world over a community forum to live-stream through, it’s the kind of content hub that’s great when you want it, but maybe one of the first things you want to walk away from when you’re taking a break from your PC and consoles.

Read more
How I unlocked the hidden modes of DLSS
dlss hidden modes dt respec

Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) has become a mainstay in modern PC games. We all know about the basic presets to choose from in games that set the quality level and tip the scales toward performance or image quality.

But under the surface, there are a range of hidden presets that make DLSS behave in different ways. These are how developers tweak how DLSS reacts to a given input resolution and specific game content. They aren't meant to be user-facing, but a clever mod allowed me to open up the hood of DLSS and get my hands dirty. Not only do these hidden presets provide far more customization,  but they also reveal how DLSS really works.
Meet DLSSTweaks

Read more