MSI has announced the specifications of their GTX 1080 Gaming Z RGB GPU, coming with much higher base clock speeds than GTX 1080 Gaming X.
The GTX 1080 Gaming Z looks identical to the Gaming X; the only difference is the backplate design. The Gaming Z has an MSI GAMING logo in backplate with RGB illumination.
Although GTX 1080 Gaming X and Z uses the same hardware, but Gaming Z higher binned GPU that can run at much higher clock speeds. The memory clocks are same on both cards.
|Nvidia GTX 1080 FE||MSI GTX 1080 Armor OC||MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X||MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z RGB|
|Power Input||8-Pin||8-Pin + 6-pin||8-Pin + 6-pin||8-pin + 6-pin|
|LED Colour||Green||–||RGB||RGB + RGB Backplate|