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Colorful launches 4-slot iGame GTX 1080 KUDAN graphics card

by Mark Tyson on 28 November 2016, 12:30

Tags: Colorful

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Over the weekend Colorful hosted a special event called the Colorful Games Union 2016, or CGU 2016 for short. At a venue in Wuhan, China, attendees were treated to League of Legends & Overwatch tournaments and exhibition matches. Sensibly, Colorful planned to piggyback a number of hardware launches into the event; new iGame graphics cards, motherboards, and SSDs were released.

Perhaps the most eye-popping product showcased by Colorful this weekend was it's fastest ever graphics card - the iGame GTX 1080 KUDAN. As reported by VideoCardz (unfortunately there appears to be no official product page up as yet, so pictures came from PCOnline), the new top of the range GTX 1080 from Colorful is a 4-slot design.

The Colorful iGame GTX 1080 KUDAN has a boost clock of 1936MHz, which is comparable to other brands' top of the range cards. Its 4-slot thickness stems from the massive cooling system equipped, of course. On the face of the card there is a triple fan cooler. Round the back there is a 'plexi backplate/water block' which may or may not be detachable. As it stands, the KUDAN is a hybrid card but if the plexi backplate assembly is detachable that would give you greater flexibility to use it with your existing liquid cooling loop.

Perhaps providing an idea about how the Colorful iGame GTX 1080 KUDAN will be constructed, we can look at the iGame GTX 980 Ti KUDAN graphics card launched in April. That card was 'only' a triple slot solution but also had a custom integrated watercooling loop and a triple fan setup. Like its predecessor the iGame GTX 1080 KUDAN features a special OC-button to switch between the BIOSes. The BIOS switch is likely to be needed if you switch cooling methodology, or it might be useful for gaming/OC modes, for example.

We don't have pricing or availability information for the iGame GTX 1080 KUDAN but it is expected to become available late this year or early next.



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What in the world…

I know people are going to buy this, but with that cooler, why?!? If it is the fastest card on the market then the first thing enthusiasts are going to do is rip that cooler off and integrate it with their existing loop. That is an ugly brick to have hanging off your motherboard!
Tabbykatze
What in the world…

I know people are going to buy this, but with that cooler, why?!? If it is the fastest card on the market then the first thing enthusiasts are going to do is rip that cooler off and integrate it with their existing loop. That is an ugly brick to have hanging off your motherboard!

Don't forget the crap ton of sagging that monster will do!
Two observations:

1) Try putting two or three of those cards in SLI. ;-)

2) Why would you launch such a monster card at a competetive event where the games played require the horsepower of a GTX950, if that?
decends
Don't forget the crap ton of sagging that monster will do!

Just have to add that the card is ugly as sin too, the cogs are a nice touch but it's like putting funky sprinkles on faecal matter, it's still faecal matter with sprinkles…
What do they expect a waterblock on the back to achieve? PCB's aren't renowned for their thermal conductivity. It might be enough for memory, but it's pointless compared to a normal waterblock if you want a user-made WC system and will be easily beaten by a card with a bundled AIO WC system if you want something convenient to fit.