AORUS GTX 1080 XTREME Edition Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅17-02-17

Gamers who are on a quest to obtain a graphic card which generates astounding performance should look no further than the AORUS GTX 1080 XTREME, it delivers up something rather special which should be fairly evident from our video review.

You’d be right to give the XTREME a double-take, it does indeed share a significant likeness to that of GIGABYTE’s already released GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming. The truth is that AORUS will now take over from XG and offer the premium products – similar to ASUS Republic of Gamers. So, there are few differences between the two GTX 1080s from GIGABYTE – it mainly boils down to a modification to the cooling solution, some styling and of course the handy inclusion of twin HDMI 2.0 ports at the end of the graphics card.

We found the XTREME to offer some of the lowest temperatures from a GTX 1080 bearing such an overclock, so the efficiency and design philosophy behind the cooling module on the backplate and large copper surface area works.

Carrying a substantial overclock to the GPU and memory means that XTREME is able to tap into some of the best performance that a GTX 1080 can offer. It simply excelled in all of the games we tested it in, so if you’re gaming at 1080p, 1440p or even 4K, fps isn’t compromised on. Having such an overclock does mean however there isn’t a huge amount of room for pushing those frequencies up even further with a manual overclock but most users should be satisfied with the already impressive factory settings.

Having access to such a top-performer will hit your pocket quite hard – the XTREME can be purchased for £650 GBP / $800 USD – making it one of the more expensive GTX 1080s out there. However, there is a generous 4-year warranty available with this card and the results really do speak for themselves.

XTREME is a word which aptly describes the first graphics card from AORUS. It pushes the boundaries for outright performance both on the cooling front and in-game fps figures!


+ Attractive design
+ Impressive lighting system
+ Includes two additional HDMI 2.0 ports
+ Factory overclock to GPU and memory
+ One of the coolest GTX 1080s
+ Excellent performance
+ DirectX 12 ready
+ Reasonable price
+ 4-year warranty

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