Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 4080 Super VULCAN W OC review

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The graphics card measures nearly 34 centimetres in length and is about four slots thick, with a weight of just over 2.3 kilograms. It's significant  to handle it carefully during installation to prevent damage to the PCIe slot.

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Included with the card is Colorful's latest 3x 8-pin to 16-pin power converter. It's essential to check that your power supply can handle the demands of this high-powered card. The card features RGB lighting that adds to its visual appeal. For connectivity, it offers three DisplayPorts and one HDMI port.

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The card also includes a 2-way push-type switch at the rear I/O for easily switching between its dual-BIOS settings, with a performance mode that ensures fast and quiet operation. While it doesn't support the new DP 2.1 standard yet, the RTX 4000 series cards come with HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4, supporting 8K 60 Hz HDR over a single HDMI cable.

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The I/O panel of the card includes an air vent and connectors within an alloy frame, plus an aluminum fin stack. The cooling system is comprehensive, featuring a vapor chamber, ten large heatpipes across the board, extensive heatsinks, thermal pads for key components, and specific heat pipes and heatsinks for the memory modules, making overheating unlikely.

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The RTX 4000 series, including the RTX 4080 SUPER, offers HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 ports. Notably, NVIDIA has not adopted the newer DisplayPort 2.1 standard. The I/O panel doubles as an air vent, with connectors supporting 8K 60 Hz HDR output via HDMI.

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The card also has a slot for the iGame Status Monitor display, which attaches directly to the card via hard contact points and is held in place by magnets, allowing for easy and secure placement.

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The card's I/O panel, constructed from stainless steel, features two HDMI 2.1 ports and three Display Port 1.4 outputs. For enhanced stability, a GPU bracket is employed between the die and heat spreader. The power supply requirements suggested by us include a minimum 750W PSU, considering the video card's thermal design power (TDP) of 320W. It utilizes a 16-pin 12VHPWR power connector, and an NVIDIA three-headed adapter is provided in the package.

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