A Look At The GeForce GTX 1080's PCB And The Chips That Literally Power It

Recently NVIDIA took the wraps off of its Pascal-powered GTX 1080, which is kicking butt in both benchmarks and wallet destruction. Now it's time to look deeper at the actual hardware — and I'm not talking about the GPU. We can do better than that.

Unsurprisingly, a video card is more than just a graphics chip and a PCB. There's a lot of other circuitry on board for handling power... and well, it's mostly power these days. Over on YouTube, Actually Hardcore Overclocking provides a rather fascinating look at the capacitors, MOSFETs and other bits and pieces that make the GTX 1080 do its thing.

For the average PC user, this isn't the sort of information you need to know, but if you're even remotely curious about the construction of modern graphics cards, it's well worth watching. Heck, if you're feeling adventurous, the clip even has instructions for volt-modding the thing, if you're the overclocking sort.

GTX 1080 FE PCB breakdown and power limit mod [YouTube]


    yeah nice =) very interested in this kind of thing.

    Not sure how many of these will get to 2500mhz core, some people have said the memory ends up hogging too much. So not sure how custom vendor boards will resolve this (assuming super overclock versions are going to come out).

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