MSI is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and to mark the milestone, the manufacturer is releasing a limited edition GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. The new graphics card will come with a custom EK Water Block setup, meaning you’ll get effective cooling for your gaming setup.

The GeForce GTX 1080 GPU offers substantial power, making this perfect for 4K gaming. When you open up the box, you’ll find the card fully assembled, and connected to the closed loop liquid cooling unit, designed to keep things running smoothly and quietly.

The Specs

If you’re looking to upgrade your graphics card, this NVIDIA offering could be ideal for you. It’s pretty powerful with surprisingly great core clock speeds. In boost, you’ll get 1860 MHz, and 1721 MHz in base. It also offers 8GB of GDDR5X memory, an EK Preator liquid cooling unit, and three display ports (HDMI / DL-DVI-D). All of that is packed inside a 277x167x54mm dimension card.

The anniversary edition card is a combined effort between EK and MSI, and it not only marks 30 years of innovation from MSI, but also a new relationship between the two companies who are working to improve gaming through new technology and better cooling systems.

Niko Tivadar, the Research and Development chief over at EK, commented on the release:

“EK Water Blocks is very proud to be part of MSI’s 30th Anniversary celebration and exclusivity for this project, we engineered and designed EK-XLC Predator 120 All-In-One liquid cooler, that is not available anywhere else. Combining this AIO with never before seen GPU water block design, we created very unique liquid cooling solution, making it a true collector’s piece of hardware.”

The custom full-cover water block that comes with the card is made of electrolytic copper, plated with nickel. The decorative tiles you see are made of stainless steel, and the MSI and EK logos attached to it are lit up by RGB LED lights. The water block cools the RAM and GPU directly, making it possible for the voltage regulation module to stay stable when you’re overclocking.

Jake Smith writes about PC and console gaming, mobile software and hardware, and anything tech-related. He's a BB10, Android, Windows and iOS user, and an all-round tech junkie.