MSI today announced the launch of MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Duke and MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Duke. These new graphics cards quickly attract folks with advanced cooling system optimized for markets with a tropical climate. MSI Duke edition graphics cards are more powerful than Gaming X and less powerful than Lightning edition GPUs. The cooling system is as long as the PCB, on the back side you can find aluminum backplate to slightly reduce the temperature.

MSI announced the launch of GeForce GTX 1080 Duke and GTX 1070 Duke

MSI GeForce GTX-1070 Duke

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This cooling system is formed of two dense aluminum radiators connected by means of several copper heatpipes and cooled by the configuration of triple 90 mm fans, while on the side of Graphics card you will find RGB LED lightning “DUKE” logo which can be configurable via software.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Duke

In terms of specifications, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Duke is based on GP104-400 silicon manufactured 16nm FinFET  made up 7,200 million transistors where they hide 40 Streaming Multiprocessors lead to the 2560 CUDA Cores with 160 TMUs and 64 ROPs, reaching a Base/ Turbo frequency of 1708/1847 MHz (vs 1607/1733 MHz in reference model) while the 8 GB of GDDR5X memory running at 10.108 MHz.

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Duke

The MSI GeForce 1070 GTX Duke comes to life through Pascal GP104-200 silicon @ 16nm FinFET, consisting of 1920 CUDA Cores with 120 TMUs and 64 ROPs  at a base / turbo frequency of 1607/1797 MHz  (vs 1506/1683 MHz in reference model) with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory @ 8108 MHz.