ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080Ti OC Gaming Review
Today we are reviewing ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080Ti OC Gaming card with 11GB of GDDR5X. Right now this is the best graphics card one can get when it comes to pure gaming performance.
The ASUS ROG Strix releases are always highly anticipated by gamers as these aftermarket cards are well known for some of the best GPU clock rates with whisper quiet and coolest operations using enhanced aftermarket cooling solutions and featuring some of the best RGB lighting on the market.
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080Ti OC Gaming card is also packed with all-new MaxContact Technology that provides 2X more contact area with GPU silicon for improved thermal transfer, and Patented Wing-Blade IP5X-Certified Fans for maximum airflow and longer fan lifespan.
Now let's see can ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080Ti card deliver us with the premium GTX 1080Ti experience.
- NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti is the fastest gaming GPU that delivers 35% faster performance than the GeForce GTX 1080.
- MaxContact Technology and 2.5-Slot Width for the coolest and quietest gaming performance.
- Patented Wing-Blade Fan Design with IP5X dust-resistance for longer fan lifespan.
- ASUS FanConnect II for optimal cooling performance.
- Industry Only Auto-Extreme Technology with Super Alloy Power II delivers premium quality and best reliability.
- ASUS Aura Sync for perfect RGB LED synchronization.
- VR-friendly HDMI ports let you enjoy VR experiences anytime without having to swap cables.
- GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster provides intuitive performance tweaking and real-time streaming.
40% More Heat Dissipation Area
Up to 30% Cooler and 3X Quieter Gaming Performance
New ROG Strix graphics are constructed with a 2.5-slot width, providing 40% more heat sink surface area for heat dissipation compared to previous 2-slot designs for dramatically cooler and quieter performance.
2X More Contact with GPU for Improved Thermal Transfer
MaxContact is an industry-first GPU cooling technology, featuring an enhanced copper heat spreader that directly contacts the GPU. MaxContact utilizes precision machining to provide a surface that makes up to 2X more contact with the GPU than traditional heat spreaders, resulting in improved thermal transfer.
Patented Wing-Blade Design
Max Air Flow with 105% More Air Pressure
Patented wing-blade fans delivers maximum air flow and 105% greater static pressure over the heat sink, while operating at an up to 3X quieter volume than reference cards.
IP5X-Certified Dust Resistance
Longer Fan Lifespan
The fans in ROG Strix graphics cards 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 conditions.
ASUS FanConnect II
Optimal System Cooling
ASUS FanConnect II features two 4-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, operating automatically based on the one with the higher temperature. A comprehensive set of tuning options allow you to tune fan speeds for efficient cooling.
ASUS Aura Sync
Outshine The Competition
Featuring Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and backplate, ROG Strix graphics cards are capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a personalized gaming system. ROG Strix graphics cards also feature 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.
VR-friendly HDMI Ports
Easily Enjoy Immersive Virtual Reality Experience
ROG Strix graphics cards have two HDMI ports for connecting a VR device and display at the same time, so you can enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences anytime without having to swap cables.
GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster
Intuitive Performance Tweaking
Redesigned with an intuitive, all-new UI, GPU Tweak II makes overclocking easier and more visual than ever, while still retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the new Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically.
The STRIX GTX 1080Ti comes in a box securely packaged with actual product picture, STRIX graphics and features highlights on front and the back of the box.
Inside the box
Along with the GFX card box also includes Software installation CD, quick start guide, one PCI-e power cable and two ROG Velcro cable tie straps.
Card is having great looks with complete black theme. In front we have a big triple fan cooling with patented wing-blade fans mounted on to the new maxcontact technology heatsink.
Back of the card have a thick back-plate with complete coverage of the PCB. Beside etched graphics backplate also have a large â€˜Republic of Gamers' logo with RGB lighting which can be fully customized.
Due to the thick cooling solution card is a 2.5 slot design and you will need 3 standard slots available to accommodate the card inside your PC.
Unlike the GTX 1080 Ti â€˜founders edition' which features 1 X 6-pin and 1 X 8-pin PCI-E power connectors, this Strix card features 2 X 8-pin PCI-E power connectors, which along with the PCI-E lane's power provides this card with a total of 375w of power.
At the rear of the card we have lot of connectivity options consisting of 2 X DisplayPort 1.4 connections, 2 X HDMI 2.0 ports and a DVI-D connector.
On the case inside end of the card we can see the new Asus Fanconnect II headers â€“ a unique feature allowing you to connect two 4-pin CPU / GPU PWM-controlled fans.
Removing the heatsink reveals all nickel plated cooling solution with seven copper pipe fused onto a big copper base which is finely milled to give the GPU silicon perfect flat contact with the heatsink. Whole PCB is given rigidity with strong aluminum frame also acting as cooler for the memory chips.
Nicly layout PCB with 10+2 Phase designed power section using International Rectifier's IR 3555M a integrated PowIRstageÂ® contains a synchronous buck gate driver IC which is co-packed with control and synchronous MOSFETs and a Schottky diode to further improve efficiency and each phase has output current capability of 60A.
Test system configuration -
|CPU||Intel Core i7 6700K |
|Board|| ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Formula |
|RAM||2 X 8GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600Mhz |
|SSD|| SAMSUNG 830 SSD |
|Cooler||Thermaltake Custom LCS |
|GFX|| ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080Ti |
|Display||Asus PB287Q |
|OS||Windows 10 |
Room Temperature: 30C
In idle, the temperature is real good and at full load running 3D Mark Fire Strike temperature was ok and fans were not loud at all.
Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.
- Fastest graphics card
- 11GB of Graphics RAM
- Fan turns off on idle
- Very quiet
- Attractive looks
- Excellent build quality
- Back plate
- Low temperature
- RGB lighting
- Extra fan connectors
In conclusion I would like to say that the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080Ti OC Gaming graphics card is the fastest air cooled graphics card out there. With ASUS custom cooling solutions and features provided with this card makes this card a truly outstanding graphics card and make it worthy of our PC TeK Reviews EXCELLENCE Award.