NVIDIA’s AIB Partners Will Launch Overclock Models of GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 With Faster GDDR5, GDDR5X Memory

Right beside the new GTX 1080Ti, NVIDIA also announced a change to how AIB partners are allowed to outfit their GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 6 GB models in regards to video memory.

Due to improvements in process and scaled-down costs, NVIDIA has decided to allow partners to purchase 11 Gbps GDDR5X (up from 10 Gbps) and 9Gbps (up from 8 Gbps) GDDR5 memory from them, to put them in their custom design overclocked GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 6 GB, respectively. These are to be sold overclocked cards but don’t represent a change to the official specifications on either graphics card. With this move, NVIDIA aims to give partners more flexibility in choosing memory speeds and creating different models of the same graphics card, with the various degrees of overclocking, something which is especially hard to do on conventional 10 Gbps-equipped GTX 1080’s, which has low memory overclocking headroom.