Taipei, Taiwan (16th March, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti, a VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultrafast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1708MHz boost clock in OC mode, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti delivers up to 5 percent faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 5.7 percent faster gaming performance in For Honor™.
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including all-new MaxContact, an industry-first GPU cooling technology featuring an enhanced copper heat-spreader that provides a 10-times (10X) flatter surface for up to 2X more contact area with the GPU than traditional heat spreaders, resulting in improved thermal transfer. Together with three patented wing-blade 0dB fans, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti delivers 30-percent-cooler and 3X-quieter performance than reference cards. ASUS FanConnect II provides hybrid-controlled fan headers and a comprehensive set of tuning options with GPU Tweak II to optimize system cooling even further. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with 10+2 phase Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes with ASUS Aura Sync, RGB LED synchronization technology that enables complete gaming system personalization. A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers keep a VR headset connected to their system for immersive, virtual-reality gaming anytime. GPU Tweak II software with XSplit Gamecaster provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.
Ultimate cooling: MaxContact, patented wing-blade IP5X-certified fans, and ASUS FanConnect II
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is equipped with MaxContact, an industry-first GPU cooling technology featuring an enhanced copper heat-spreader that directly contacts the GPU. MaxContact utilizes precision machining to provide a 10X-flatter surface for up to 2X more contact area with the GPU than traditional heat spreaders, resulting in improved thermal transfer. New ROG Strix graphics cards are also constructed with 40 percent more heatsink surface area than previous dual-slot designs, further improving heat dissipation for dramatically cooler and quieter performance.
A patented wing-blade fan design delivers maximum air flow and 105-percent-greater static pressure over the heatsink for more efficient cooling and up to 3X quieter operation than reference cards. The fans are certified under the International Protection Marking (IP code) as IP5X dust resistant for improved reliability and a longer lifespan. This stringent certification process ensures ROG Strix graphics cards provide optimal fan performance, even under severe operating conditions. Additionally, 0dB technology stops the fan completely when the GPU temperature is below a set level, letting gamers enjoy light gaming in complete silence.
ASUS FanConnect II features two four-pin hybrid-controlled headers that can be connected to both PWM and DC system fans for optimal system cooling. The connected fans reference both the GPU and CPU, and operate automatically based on the one with the higher temperature. A comprehensive set of tuning options allow gamers to tune fan speeds for efficient cooling.
Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology and Super Alloy Power II components
All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100-percent-automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality, performance and longevity. Since the introduction of Auto-Extreme technology in ASUS graphics cards, reliability has improved by 30 percent. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50 percent.
Super Alloy Power II components with 10+2 phase power delivery enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, reduce component buzzing by 50 percent under full load and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50 percent cooler than previous designs for enhanced quality and reliability.
Game your way: Aura RGB lighting and VR-friendly HDMI ports
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti includes ASUS Aura RGB lighting on both the shroud and backplate. This stunning LED illumination technology can display millions of colors and six different effects. It also comes with ASUS Aura Sync, RGB LED synchronization technology that enables complete gaming system personalization when the graphics card is paired with an Aura-enabled gaming motherboard. ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also has a VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports that let gamers connect a VR headset and display at the same time, so they can enjoy immersive virtual-reality experiences anytime without having to swap cables.
Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster
Redesigned with an intuitive user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier than ever, while retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included one-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license — a $99 value — lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.
Full ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti lineup: Turbo Series
The all-new ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics-card lineup also includes ASUS Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which features a dual-ball-bearing fan for an up to 2X longer card lifespan and a customizable backlit logo to let gamers personalize their system. Auto-Extreme technology ensures premium quality and reliability, and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual-reality experiences anytime.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and ASUS Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be available worldwide from late-March.