ASUS RoG STRIX GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Graphics Card Review
Peter Donnell / 8 months ago
ASUS are one of the biggest and most popular brands in the world when it comes to high-end gaming hardware, and their RoG product ranges have won many awards for being some of the best on the market. With that in mind, I’m very excited today to be testing their latest RoG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC Edition Graphics Card. It comes with powerful factory overclocks, a massive cooler, and promises to deliver blazing fast performance vs the standard GTX 1080 Ti.
Equipped with performance and build quality improvements to almost every component, the RoG STRIX looks set to score some great results today. Featuring Super Alloy Power II, a full-cover heat sink with 40% more surface area than before, 3 x fans with 0dB mode, and an 8+8-pin power connection, it’s easy to see why this is their OC Edition; it’s packing some serious hardware. Of course, you’ll find other features to enjoy, such as the one-click overclocking, RGB lighting system, VR-friendly HDMI ports, and much more!
Out of the box, you’ll find the card still comes with the usual 11GB of GDDR5X memory and 3584 CUDA cores, all as you would find on the stock Nvidia card. Of course, that improved power delivery system and cooler help the card reach an impressive Boost Clock of 1683 Mhz in Gaming Mode, and 1708 MHz in OC Mode. If that wasn’t enough, the Gaming Mode delivers a blazing fast 11010 MHz Memory Clock, while OC Mode takes that up to an even more impressive 11100 MHz. You can choose the Gaming and OC mode with one click in the software, but expect the more extreme OC Mode to mean more heat and more noise, while Gaming Mode, should be a perfect balance between high overclocks, temperatures and heat.
Packaging and Accessories
The box is huge and also one of the heaviest GPU boxes I’ve ever handled. It features a few details on the front, but around the back, you’ll find a nice breakdown of all the major features.
In the box, you’ll find a PCI power adapter cable, owners manual/drivers, as well as some handy velcro cable straps.