Well what do we have here? It’s a REFERENCE Model GeForce GTX 1080 from Zotac!
UPDATE (VERY IMPORTANT) : Apparently I was told to remove this article but heck, I really like this article and I think this is one neat product. Anyway, I was informed that his product isn’t meant to be sold to end-users as a product itself but rather it’s meant for SI (System Integrator) business.
NOTE : REFERENCE Model is not the same as FOUNDER’S EDITION model.
Put it simple, it has the PCB and PERFORMANCE that of the FOUNDERS EDITION, however the cooling system isn’t as beautiful (one can argue beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The unit’s cooler is plastic and does not come with backlit Geforce GTX. That aside, it doesn’t come with packaging and has only 3 years warranty instead of 5.
The REFERENCE Model is clearly targeting consumers who wish to water-cool their system, by going for the REFERENCE model one lowers the cost of owner ship, furthermore it’s a waste to see that beautiful FE cooler going to waste.
Get yours at EMARQUE for RM 2,969.00 or bundle it with the water block of your choice by adding a bit more to the purchase price.