Stormforce Crystal GTX 1080Ti Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅26-11-18
Closer Look (Internals)
Marrying the entire system together is an ASUS TUF Gaming B450 Plus Gaming motherboard, utilising AMD’s very capable B450 chipset. Memory is provided by HyperX in the form of four 8GB DIMM sticks, creating a total of 32GB of RAM at 2400MHz.

The motherboard also comes with an empty M.2 NVMe slot for future upgradeability, if prices of those drives drop to within your budget. At the time of writing, you can pick up a 1TB drive with speeds excessing 3000MB/s for under £250.

Under the AMD heatsink, which features RGB lighting, sits an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. This CPU has proven itself to be a true powerhouse in today’s CPU market, boasting 8 cores and 16 threads and a boost clock of 4.3GHz.

The bottom half of the motherboard is populated with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti from ASUS. This card houses 3584 CUDA processing cores and 11GB of GDDR5X graphics memory to power through any game you throw at it.

If you move your sight down a couple of slots, you’ll see the tiny WiFi add-in card offering internet connectivity if you can’t provide a wired connection to your desk.

Storage is dealt with by a 240GB Western Digital Green SATA SSD and a 2TB Western Digital Blue HDD.

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