The GeForce GTX 1070
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti “Founders Edition” looks exactly like the GTX 1080, being 10.6 inches (268 mm) long and using two slots. It uses a centrifugal fan, which is a good choice because it pushed the hot air outside the case, and allow you to use the contiguous slot to the video card.
Figure 2 shows the video connectors of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE. It brings three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.0b connectors.
Figure 2: video connectors
In Figure 3, you see the top of the card, where there is an eight-pin and one six-pin PCI Express power connectors. The “GEFORCE GTX” logo lits in green when the card is powered on.
Figure 3: top view
Figure 4 shows the bottom of the card.
Figure 4: rear view
Figure 5 shows the solder side of the GTX 1080 Ti, which is covered by a backplate.
Figure 5: backplate
In Figure 6 you see the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with the backplate removed, unveiling the solder side of the PCB. There are no memory chips on this side.
Figure 6: solder side
Figure 7 shows the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition with its cooler removed. It is a two-part cooler, with a heatsink with a vapor chamber at the base for the GPU and a metal plat that touches the memory chips and the voltage regulator circuit transistors. Notice that there are eleven memory chips.
Figure 7: cooler removed
Figure 8 unveils the GP102 chip, which is manufactured under 16 nm process.
Figure 8: the GP104 chip
Figure 9 shows one of the memory chips present on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. It is a GDDR5X Micron MT58K256M321JA-110 (D9VRL) memory chip.
Figure 9: memory chip
Figure 11 shows the voltage regulator of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. It uses seven phases for the GPU and two phases for the memory chips.
Figure 10: voltage regulator