MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z RGB Specifications

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.

MSI Gaming X

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z RGB 2

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.

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z RGB MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z RGB 1

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.

MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z RGB 3

  Nvidia GTX 1080 FE MSI GTX 1080 Armor OC MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X MSI GTX 1080 Gaming Z RGB
GPU Cores 2560 2560 2560 2560
Base clock  1607MHz 1657MHz 1708MHz 1771MHz
Boost clock 1733MHz 1797MHz 1847MHz 1911MHz
Memory Type GDDR5X GDDR5X GDDR5X GDDR5X
Memory Speed 10,000MHz 10,010MHz 10,108MHz 10,108MHz
Power Input 8-Pin 8-Pin + 6-pin 8-Pin + 6-pin 8-pin + 6-pin
LED Colour Green RGB RGB + RGB Backplate
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