• SPECIFICATIONS
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti
  • Memory: 11GB GDDR5X
  • Ports: DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Slot Size: 2.5
  • Dimensions: 298 x 134 x 52.5mm
  • Pros:
  • Performance
  • Cooling performance
  • Cons:
  • Cooler slightly thick
  • Benchmark Results
  • 3D Mark
  • Fire Strike: 17,909 points
  • Fire Strike Extreme: 12,445 points
  • Fire Strike Ultra: 6,774 points
  • Time Spy: 8,681 points

The Strix Strips The Competition

If you’ve been a big fan of the highest end graphics cards from NVIDIA from before, the GTX 1080 Ti will definitely suit you. The GTX 1080 Ti enters the fray as one of the most powerful – if not the most powerful – graphics card available on the market as of the time of writing. ASUS knows that gamers these days want the best, so they’re not one to ignore fans.

The ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti sports Patented Wing-Blade technology, which is IP5X certified for being dust resistant, less dust equals less heat of course. The new Strix coolers uses up 2.5 slots in width and although this allows for better cooling performance you are out of another extra PCIe slot to use. But with that extra space there’s ASUS’ MaxContact Technology, featuring an enhanced copper heat spreader that directly contacts the GPU, providing definitely impact on cooling. During gaming sessions the card kept cool and silent and when on idle the fans stop entirely for complete silence.

The graphic card comes factory clocked at 1,594 MHz base and 1,708 MHz boost clock, under the OC Mode profile. While on its Gaming Mode, which is its default mode, you get a base clock of 1,569 MHz and boost clock of 1,683 MHz.Taking a brief look at its performance, we can tell that like the GTX 980 the GTX 1080 Ti was aimed to hit those high frames on the highest settings for the latest triple A titles. We had no issue playing the latest games like Overwatch, Witcher 3, GTA 5 and others at those settings, meaning that frame rates always stayed above 60fps.

When it comes to connectivity, it’s good to see that the ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti has decided to use two HDMI ports, because although DisplayPort is the future there is no need for three of them as of yet. Also, the graphics card needs two 8-pin power connectors for it to run. There’s an additional 4-pin RGB header on the card as well, so you can use ASUS’ Aura Sync to give the card some bling bling.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti is one of the most powerful cards on the market now.

(previously published in issue July 2017)

ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti