Product on Review: ROG STRIX GTX 1080 GAMING
Manufacturer & Sponsor: ASUS
Street Price: UK: £659.99, US: $700-850 USD
The past few weeks have been some of the most exciting we’ve experience in the computer tech industry. Not least because of the spate of interesting announcements at Computex 2016 but taking centre-stage was one of the most significant GPU releases in recent times. Last month, NVIDIA unveiled their new flagship graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1080. Starting at the top end, this high-performance GPU, based on Pascal architecture leaves no stone unturned and is NVIDIA’s most powerful single-GPU they’ve released; even surpassing the performance of the highly revered TITAN-X. Today, we’ll be taking a look at our first partner version of this highly anticipated card.
In the spotlight today is the ASUS STRIX GTX 1080. ASUS has taken this Pascal-based card, applied a significant factory overclock to its Base/Boost Clock, dropped on their much loved DirectCU III cooling solution and decked the front and reverse with Aura RGB LED lighting. The NVIDIA’s Founder’s Edition of the GTX 1080 has already had a few blips with fan speeds jumping to 3000RPM and Base Clocks throttling back after ~30 minutes of usage – today, we’ll be analysing this STRIX card to see if those discrepancies exist. Let’s begin!
ASUS on their STRIX GTX 1080
ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 gaming graphics cards are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III Technology with Patented Wing-Blade Fans for 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance, and Industry-only Auto-Extreme Technology for premium quality and the best reliability. Aura RGB Lighting enables a gaming system personalization and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences. ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 also has GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster that provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.