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The GeForce GTX 1080 “Founders Edition” is 10.6 inches (268 mm) long and uses 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 FE. It brings three DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b and one DVI-D connectors.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 2: video connectors

In Figure 3, you see the top of the card, where there is an eight-pin PCI Express power connector. The “GEFORCE GTX” logo lits in green when the card is powered on.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 3: top view

Figure 4 shows the bottom of the card.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 4: rear view

Figure 5 shows the solder side of the GTX 1080, which is covered by a backplate.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 5: backplate

In Figure 6 you see the GeForce GTX 1080 with the backplate removed, unveiling the solder side of the PCB. There are no memory chips on this side.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 6: solder side

Figure 7 shows that the GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition uses a two-piece cooler: a heatsink with vapor chamber at the base that cools the GPU chip, and a big metallic plate where is installed the fan.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 7: GPU cooler removed

In Figure 8 you see the GTX 1080 with the cooler removed. This cooler touches the memory chips and the voltage regulator circuit transistors.

Notice that there are eight memory chips.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 8: cooler removed

Figure 9 unveils the GP104 chip, which is manufactured under 16 nm process.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 9: the GP104 chip

Figure 10 shows one of the memory chips present on the GeForce GTX 1080. It is a GDDR5X Micron 6HA77 memory chip. Unfortunately, we were not able to find this chip specifications.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 10: memory chip

Figure 11 shows the voltage regulator of the GeForce GTX 1080. It uses five phases for the GPU and one phase for the memory chips.

GeForce GTX 1080 reviewFigure 11: voltage regulator