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ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC 11 GB


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The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC is the first custom-design GTX 1080 Ti we are reviewing. It comes with a newly designed thermal solution that no longer uses DirectTouch heatpipes. Also included are a generous overclock out of the box and a load of features for the enthusiast gamer.

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The overclock is pretty substantial. In terms of clock as well as gain. NVIDIA really nailed the high clock and gain ratio. For example, RX480 has quite high gains per clock increase, but they don't overclock that far so you can't really gain much. If RX480 could clock so much higher, it would be really mad competition. Which is a bit of a shame but oh well.
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$740 for a non reference Asus 1080Ti..???

LOL..no chance.

You won't get these for less than $800. Guaranteed.
Nov 12, 2004
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Thanks for the review W1zzard.. i will pre order this gpu... But i want to know if this fits inside the Corsair air 240 that I have and bought because of the old review.
Ps. the 980ti Palit super Jet stream fits inside the air 240 that I use now , because the power cords on the pcb is more inside.
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ASUS will also have a GTX 1080 Ti Turbo, which comes at FE pricing or below
And what purpose will this serve? i really don't understand.
If a Strix model is only 5% faster than the Founder'sEdition, then a Turbo version, -(*which is a much slower version compared to the StriX )-, will more likely be exactly the same performer with the Founder's Edition (*perhaps even lower, this will depend from the cooler that Asus will use).
So what's the point of releasing something like that? :wtf:
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Thanks for the review W1zzard.. i will pre order this gpu... But i want to know if this fits inside the Corsair air 240 that I have and bought because of the old review.
Ps. the 980ti Palit super Jet stream fits inside the air 240 that I use now , because the power cords on the pcb is more inside.
If the dimensions of the 1080ti are the same as the 1070 strix (the card I have ) you should be fine. I have an air 240 and its a tight squeeze with a 240radiator in the front however if you're on air or a smaller radiator you should be fine.
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seems gpu is at its max oc :eek:

you're essentially buying non ref just for lower temps and other features :ohwell:

hoped for big oc :cry:
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$740 for a non reference Asus 1080Ti..???

LOL..no chance.

You won't get these for less than $800. Guaranteed.
I have it preordered for £810, Brexit and VAT...
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Can you test / confirm whether or not the DVI port is a fully functional DVI-D port supporting up to 140hz?

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Not much better in EU. Founders starts from 787€. In dollars that makes $835 (ouch). Custom models are rumored to run even higher at 850€-900€ wich makes $902-955
I bought a custom 1080 in June last year for 700€ ($743). If i wanted to sell it now (considering the official 1080 pricedrop) i could problably ask 400€ or so (new ones start from 461€). So essentially i would be selling for 400€ and putting an extra 450€ to get Ti for ~30% perf increase. Not worth it imo. I'll rather wait for Volta next year and get another 700€ card that's 30% faster than Ti.
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Well then, no reason to buy a third-party card for watercooling.

Seems to overclock just aswell in reference form.
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I'm going to say this will be priced at $770, I bought my 1080 strix oc at $670 on release so I am going to assume Asus will do the same with this one. I'm curious how much larger the cooler is compared to the card I have, I have heard complaints of cooling on some Strix cards but have had zero issues with mine and normally get 69C under load with a 2114mhz OC. Good review, I was tempted to sell my card before the 1080ti release and pick one up but decided I would be better off waiting for Volta since I don't plan on moving to 4K anytime soon.
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Its good to see Asus did not use direct touch heatpipes on this card, I hope this trickles down the strix line.
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If it doesn't weigh at least 20 kilos, it's not good enough. Am waiting for the refrigerator version; and the tray included for free to carry it. This is too casual for me, i need eXXXtreme performance and solutions.
Oh, and pulsating lightzzzz! Pwnage!111

Irony and a drawn-out sigh aside, i see this "30%" faster a lot. Yet in 1080p (my personal choice) the average difference in actual FPS appears to be a measly 17%. And mind, this is compared to a stock 1080, later models are a lot faster, so let's say 15%, maybe less. Obviously, the difference gets higher as we move up to larger and larger resolutions and i understand why and how. But 15ish% only? That sound right to everyone else?

edit: On a different note, while i respect the reviewer's opinions (they are just that, his opinions), i would have to remind that frankly? No, 3 consecutive slots of space is -not- fine for "most".
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I own the GTX1080 Strix A8G version and really like it a lot. I don't know if they initially launched at a higher price than the FE, but I got mine for $649 while FE's were $699 (last summer). In my opinion if you are looking to stay on air cooling, the benefits from this card (and my 1080) over the FE is that you have the two PWM fan headers to run case fans off of that adjust to GPU temps. So if you have a case with bottom fans especially, they will only ramp up when the GPU needs them to and you can keep all the other case fans on the PWM headers tied to the CPU temps. Perhaps there is already software that allows you to do this, but it is nice being a native feature. Also, the Strix cooler is pretty quiet during gaming (and silent when idle/light load). The highest temps I have seen is 71 degrees after leaving it at full load for a couple of hours (this was in game, not a synthetic bench). I had a GTX980 reference model before this and it is night and day on noise and temps. Personally, now that I have had a good amount of time using a Strix model, I would be willing to pay a slight premium over FE if I were in the market to upgrade and will more than likely go with another in the future if I were to stay with nVidia. (though a $40 premium is probably absolute max or maybe a little too much for me, and would probably wait a couple months for some price drops). If heat and noise are not a concern to you, then there is not much point in this card at a price premium over FE other than fancy lights.

Yet in 1080p (my personal choice) the average difference in actual FPS appears to be a measly 17%. And mind, this is compared to a stock 1080, last models are a lot faster. Obviously, the difference gets higher as we move up to larger and larger resolutions and i understand why and how. But 17% only? That sound right to everyone else?
It is because you become CPU bound, so yes this would seem correct.
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Did you notice any coil whine? Aside from fan noise, most review sites do not comment on coil whine, yet a lot of the 1080's have that problem, including both of my Asus 1080 strix cards when run under max load or in high fps gaming.
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I wonder if the first thing W1z does when firing up a new GPU is opening his GPU-Z lulz.
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Yup doesn't overclock better than the Titan X, and why would it?

I would also like to point out that once again the OC rule prevails -> Performance Increase ~= [ (% Increase Core Clock) + (%Increase Mem Clock) ] / 2.
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With 6 heatpipes and Pascal temp characteristic I believe it's possible to make this a 2-slot card

Also I always curious why not many AIB list their graphics card weight as most new motherboard boast PCIe slot reinforcement which suggest they're pretty heavy and could cause problem
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Nice review. I have a feeling W1z might loose that gpu. Tell Asus your dog ate it :laugh:

I also like how you can adjust the LED color to the temps on the card. Good idea.

Nice beast!!!
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$740 for a non reference Asus 1080Ti..???

LOL..no chance.

You won't get these for less than $800. Guaranteed.
its 800 GBP in the UK on retailers for pre order xD

I ended up buying a custom gtx1080 for 580 Euros, which is about 650USD / 550GBP. Those custom 1080Ti are gona sells for way too much the first few months.

I must admit though, the performance difference between the 1080 FE and the max overclocked 1080ti Strix is quite large (on the BF3 graph)... :D
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Kind of a shame it is 3 slots. I really think they could have designed this to fit in 2.