Hm, this card looks familiar… oh yes. This is actually the same cooler we had on GeForce GT 630, 4 years ago. I remember this because it looks like a miniature GTX 690, so not something you see every day.
This is a company I “discovered” over the weekend. The War Cat series are using reference board design with custom triple-fan cooler. This is an OEM design, which means CAT does not produce these cards. Fun fact, their logo is a copy of no longer existing company called Point of View.
GALAX finally unveiled Hall of Fame series. The most extraordinary GTX 1080 Ti design so far. This card requires three slots and three 8-pin power connectors (which by the way are LED illuminated). Not only that, we also have LCD, a feature so far only seen on COLORFUL iGAME Vulcan X OC.
EVGA released SuperClocked2 Hybrid, this card is basically based on reference design with EVGA’s in-house AIO kit. The company confirmed that full custom HYBRID design based on ForTheWin series is also planned.
Manli has new GTX 1080 Ti based on PNY’s XLR8 design. The company claims that Gallardo is an Italian word, although it’s actually Spanish. I actually did tell them it’s not Italian, but they never replied.
At the same time, reviews of GameRock started to appear. Well in short, it is not good a good card. In fact, Palit requested that reviewers postpone their reviews till issues with four-fan cooling solutions are resolved (basically it’s very loud). However, since Palit did not stop selling these cards, reviewers had no reason to delay their reviews. You can read about this at ComputerBase or HardwareLuxx. I suggest you avoid this particular model.
We have five yet unseen cards from MSI. First up we have DUKE series. These cards are based in Tri-Frozr cooling solutions with clocks identical to ARMOR series. Unlike ARMOR, this card has a fancy backplate and LED illuminated fans.
We have pictures of three GeForce GT 1030 cards from MSI. Bear in mind that specs are unconfirmed. We do know however that each of these cards has 2GB GDDR5 memory on board. There’s also a passive solution and dual-slot AERO model.