The power of geforce gtx 1080 strix: ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB GDDR5X Review

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB GDDR5X Review

Today, a one-page review of ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC 8GB gaming graphics card.

Article index:

  • 1 – Overview
  • 2 – Gallery
  • 3 – GPU Data
  • 4 – Benchmarks
  • 5 – GPU Bun-in Test
  • 6 – ASUS GPU Tweak and AURA RGB Lighting
  • 7 – Conclusion
  • 8 – Other Reviews

1 – Overview

This GeForce GTX 1080 is the flagship member of the ROG Strix family.

The reference GTX 1080 comes with a GPU clocked at 1607MHz (base clock) and 1733MHz (boost clock). These clock speeds are too low for ASUS who has overclocked the GPU at 1784MHz (base clock) and 1936MHz (boost clock). The Strix GTX 1080 comes with a factory overclocking of +11% (or +203MHz). This out-the-box overcloking involves more power consumption. That’s why the Strix GTX 1080 requires 8-pin + 6-pin additional power connectors (there is only one 8-pin connector on NVIDIA reference board).

The 8GB of GDDR5X graphics memory are overclocked with a small +10MHz: 10010MHz (effective speed) against 10000MHz for the reference board.

One the geeky features that most of the GTX 1080 have in common is the RGB lighting on the VGA cooler. In this field, the Strix GTX 1080 comes with the Aura RGB Lighting to control the lighting effects of the card.

The homepage of ASUS Strix GTX 1080 can be found HERE.

2 – Gallery

All photos have been taken with a Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 mobile phone.

 
The Strix GTX 1080 is equipped with the DirectCU III VGA cooler which features triple 0-dB fans. When the GPU temperature is below a threshold, the fans are stopped resulting a fully quiet graphics card.

 
The card includes two connectors for driving PC case fans. The case fans are synchronized with VGA cooler fans.

 
The card features two HDMI 2. 0 connectors (for 4K resolutions at 60Hz on UHD TVs), two DisplayPort 1.2 connectors (they are DP 1.3/1.4 ready too):

 
Like all GTX 1080, the Strix model has a nice backplate:

 
With its factory overclocking, the Strix GTX 1080 requires more electrical power: 8-pin + 6-pin power connectors allowing the board to consume up to 300W:

 
The board includes two LEDs to the power connectors to indicate if power supply is good or not:

 
The card support 2-way, 3-way and 4-way SLI. But 3-way and 4-way SLI are disabled. The user has to request an Enthusiast Key for SLI setups with 3 or 4 GPUs.

 
The bundle is minimal: the graphics card, a CDROM with GPU Tweak and graphics drivers, a power connector cable, two ROG velcro hooks and an invitation code for the World of Warships game:
Box details:

 
The Strix GTX 1080 compared to the reference GTX 780:

3 – GPU Data

4 – GPU Benchmarks

4.

1 – 3DMark Sky Diver

29024 – ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix – R368.51
25134 – ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti – R353.06
23038 – ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Strix – R344.75
21964 – MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming – Catalyst 14.9 WHQL
21811 – Gainward GeForce GTX 970 Phantom – R344.75
20274 – EVGA GeForce GTX 780 – R344.75
17570 – MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Catalyst 14.9 WHQL
17533 – EVGA GeForce GTX 680 – R344.75

4.2 – 3DMark Fire Strike

Fire Strike is a Direct3D 11 benchmark for high-performance gaming PCs with serious graphics cards.

15583 – ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix – R368. 51
12514 – ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti – R353.06
10574 – ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Strix – R344.75
9382 – MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming – Catalyst 14.9 WHQL
8870 – MSI GTX 970 CLASSIC 4GD5T OC – R344.75
8203 – EVGA GeForce GTX 780 – R344.75
6572 – MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Catalyst 14.9 WHQL
6399 – ASUS Strix GTX 960 DC2 OC 4GB – R353.06
6235 – EVGA GeForce GTX 680 – R344.75

4.3 – 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra

5125 (Graphics score: 5330) – ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix – R368.51
2617 (Graphics score: 2592) – MSI GTX 970 CLASSIC 4GD5T OC – R368. 69
2178 (Graphics score: 2134) – EVGA GeForce GTX 780 – R368.69

4.4 – FurMark 1.17

FurMark is an OpenGL 2 benchmark that renders a furry donut. This benchmark is known for its extreme GPU workload.

Settings: Preset:1080 (1920×1080)

7151 points (119 FPS) – ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix – R368.51
6233 points (103 FPS) – ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti – R353.06
4660 points (77 FPS) – ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Strix – R344.75
4592 points (76 FPS) – MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming – Catalyst 14.9 WHQL
4050 points (67 FPS) – EVGA GeForce GTX 780 – R344.75
3335 points (55 FPS) – MSI GTX 970 CLASSIC 4GD5T OC – R344.75
2951 points (49 FPS) – MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Catalyst 14. 9 WHQL
2733 points (45 FPS) – EVGA GeForce GTX 680 – R344.75
2566 points (42 FPS) – ASUS Strix GTX 960 DC2 OC 4GB – R353.06

Settings: Preset:2160 (3840×2160)

2715 points (45 FPS) – ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix – R368.51
1385 points (23 FPS) – EVGA GeForce GTX 780 – R368.69
1339 points (22 FPS) – MSI GTX 970 CLASSIC 4GD5T OC – R368.69

4.5 – Alien vs Predator

Alien vs Predator (or AvP) is a Direct3D 11 benchmark with tessellation and high quality shadows. AvP can be downloaded from this page.

Settings: Resolution: 1920 x 1080, Texture Quality: 2, Shadow Quality: 3, Anisotropic Filtering: 16, SSAO: ON, Vertical Sync: OFF, DX11 Tessellation: ON, DX11 Advanced Shadows: ON, DX11 MSAA Samples: 1.

305 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix – R368.51
229 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti – R353.06
180.3 FPS – ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Strix – R344.75
159.9 FPS – Gainward GeForce GTX 970 Phantom – R344.75
151.5 FPS – MSI GTX 970 CLASSIC 4GD5T OC – R344.75
147.8 FPS – MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming – Catalyst 14.9 WHQL
138 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 780 – R344.75
103.1 FPS – EVGA GeForce GTX 680 – R344.75
102.6 FPS – MSI Radeon HD 7970 – Catalyst 14.9 WHQL
97.8 FPS – ASUS Strix GTX 960 DC2 OC 4GB – R353.06

5 – Burn-in Test

 
This quick burn-in test has been done with Geeks3D FurMark 1. 17 and ASUS GPU Tweak 1.2.16.

Testbed:
– motherboard: ASUS Z170 Gaming Pro
– CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K (default clock speed)
– PSU: Corsair AX860i
– memory: 8GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX @ 2666MHz

The GPU power target of the Strix GTX 1080 can be set from 46% TDP to 120% TDP. The first thing to do before the burn-in (same thing applies for overclocking) is to set the power target to the max: 120% TDP.

At idle, the total power consumption of the system was 44W and the GPU temperature was 46°C. And the noise? At idle, the Strix GTX 1080 is noiseless because VGA cooler fans are stopped.

I launched FurMark in stress test mode in 1024×768 and after 5 minutes, the GPU temperature reached 75°C while the total power consumption was 304W.

A rough approximation of the Strix GTX 1080 power consumption is (the power consumption of the CPU is around 20W): (304-44-20) * 0.9 = 216W

where 0.9 the the power efficiency factor of the Corsair AX860i PSU.

The GTX 1080 reference board has a TDP of 180W (100% TDP). A GPU power of 116% TDP is equal to 212W. Since the Strix GTX 1080 is overclocked, 216W of maximal power consumption should not be too far from the real value.

At 75°C, the fan noise was really reasonable (41dB measured at around 50cm from the graphics card, open case).

Another important fact: there is no throttling!

Here is the thermal imaging at idle:

 
and the the thermal imaging under full stress (FurMark):

6 – ASUS GPU Tweak and AURA RGB Lighting

Each graphic card maker has its own GPU overclocking and tweaking utility. MSI has Afterburner, EVGA has Precision and ASUS has GPU Tweak.
The latest version of GPU Tweak II can be downloaded from Geeks3D download zone: GPU Tweak II v1.3.1.0.

Thanks to GPU Tweak you can set the power target, the GPU core clock offset, the GPU voltage offsert, the GPU memory clock, GPU temperature target.
GPU Tweak also includes several profiles: OC Mode (max settings), Gaming Mode and Silent Mode.

 
Profile: OC Mode

 
Profile: Gaming Mode

 
Profile: Silent Mode

 
GPU Tweak does not include the support of AURA RGB lighting. To customize the RGB lighting of your ASUS Strix GTX 180, you have to download a separate utility:
ASUS AURA RGB Lighting.

 
AURA works fine but as a graphics developer, I would have liked to find a simple SDK to program myself the RGB lighting. NVIDIA offers such kind of functions in the NVAPI for the GeForce GTX led logo.

7 – Conclusion

ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 O8G GAMING is a really nice product. This card has a nice backplate, quiet VGA cooler (noiseless at idle thanks to the 0dB fans technology, fans being stopped while you are working on desktop applications or browsing the Net, while under full load the VGA cooler noise is very acceptable) and customizable RGB lighting on the VGA cooler shroud as well as on the backplate. There is no GPU core clock throttling, the VGA cooler does a good job by keeping the GPU temperature under 76°C under heavy load and the 8GB of GDDR5X graphics memory offer enough place for gaming at WGHD resolutions (2560×1440) and even at 4K resolutions (3840×2160). What’s more, the Strix GTX 1080 comes with one of the most factory-overcloked GPU on the market (boost clock: 1936MHz).

The board includes two connectors (ASUS FanConnect) that allows to plug two case fans in order to improve case cooling when GPU is under load. The case fans are synchronized with VGA cooler fans.

For VR (virtual reality), the Strix GTX 1080 includes two HDMI 2.0 output connectors.

The bundle is very minimal, I would have liked to see some geeky gadgets/gears in the box…

GPU Tweak does not include the functions to control the RGB lighting and you need to download a separate software for that.

8 – Other reviews

Here is a selection of other reviews of the Strix GTX 1080 8GB:

  • techpowerup. com
  • guru3d.com

ROG-STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING | ROG Strix | Gaming Graphics Cards|ROG

OUTSHINE
THE COMPETITION

ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 gaming graphics cards are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III Technology with Patented Wing-Blade Fans for 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance, and Industry-only Auto-Extreme Technology for premium quality and the best reliability. Aura RGB Lighting enables a gaming system personalization and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences. ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 also has GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster that provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.


GAME COOL
AND PLAY SILENT

DirectCU III Technology
with Direct-GPU Contact Heatpipes

30% Cooler and 3X Quieter Performance

Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features direct-GPU contact heatpipes that transports more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.

* Image for illustration only. Actual design may vary.

Patented Triple
Wing-Blade 0dB Fans

Max Air Flow with 105% More Air Pressure

DirectCU III features triple 0dB fans engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum air flow and improved 105% static pressure over the heat sink, while operating at 3X quieter volumes than reference cards. The 0dB fans also let you enjoy games in complete silence and make DirectCU III the coolest and quietest graphics card in the market.

ASUS FanConnect

Targeted Supplemental Cooling

When gaming, GPU temperatures are often higher than CPU temps. However, chassis fans usually reference CPU temperatures only, which results in inefficient cooling of the system. For optimal thermal performance, ROG Strix graphics cards feature two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans for targeted cooling.

* Image for reference only. Actual PC layout may vary.

PREMIUM QUALITY AND
BEST RELIABILITY

Auto-Extreme Technology

Industry-only 100% Automated Production Process

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme Technology, an industry-exclusive, 100% automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme Technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.




100% automation
Remove human fallibility from production

Fortify component
overclocking stability

Advanced and stringent
quality control

Advanced components design innovation

Smooth circuit board without sharp bumps

Flux-free production

8+2 Phase Super Alloy Power II

Enhanced Durability and Efficiency

ASUS engineers have integrated premium alloy components into their graphics card designs to reinforce overall reliability. Super Alloy Power II components greatly enhance efficiency, reduce power loss and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs.

PERSONALIZED GAMING STYLE

Aura RGB Lighting


Where Style Meets Performance

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.

Experience Aura
Color and Brightness

Experience Aura Lighting Effect

Static

Always on

Breathing

Fades in & out

Strobing

Flashes on & off

Color cycle

Fades between the colors of the rainbow

Music effect

Pulses to the beat of your music

GPU temperature

Changes color with GPU load

GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE GAMING EXPERIENCE

VR-friendly HDMI Ports

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.


Ramp up your PC with

ASUS Beyond VR Ready.

Enjoy the Flawless and Complete Gameplay

The Best Combo for Ultra-smooth Gaming

NVIDIA G-SYNC™ synchronizes the ROG Swift gaming monitor’s refresh rate to the GPU in your GeForce® GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. With ROG Strix gaming graphics cards and ROG Swift gaming monitors, scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper, and gameplay is super smooth, giving you a stunning visual experience and a serious competitive edge.

Learn more about ASUS gaming monitors at here.

GAME YOUR WAY

GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Tweak Till Your Heart’s Content

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.

Gaming Booster

One-click Performance Up

Visual effects:

Boost your performance by turning off windows visual effects.

System Services:

Automatically or manually turn off windows services or process.

Memory Defragmentation:

Re-arrange & free your system memory without closing any processes.

XSplit Gamecaster

Instant Gameplay Streaming

An included 1-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license* — a $99 USD value — lets you 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.

Learn more at here.

Ultimate Gaming Platform

NVIDIA’s new flagship GeForce® GTX 1080 is the most advanced gaming GPU on the planet. Driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, the GeForce GTX 1080 delivers the amazing performance, innovative new gaming technologies, and immersive, next-gen VR.

Performance

The flagship GeForce GTX 1080 is a quantum leap in performance and power efficiency. It’s built using ultra-fast FinFET and high-bandwidth GDDR5X technologies, and supports DirectX 12 features for the fastest, smoothest, most power-efficient gaming experiences.

Next-Gen Gaming Technologies — NVIDIA Pascal

GeForce GTX 1080 uses the power of Pascal to meet the demands of the latest displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. It features NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies for smooth gameplay and cinematic experiences, as well as revolutionary 360-degree image capture—even in VR.

VR Ready

Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets—driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.

ROG Strix is the newest recruit into the Republic of Gamers. A series of specialized gaming gear designed for the rebel in all of us, Strix exemplifies ROG’s premier performance, innovative technology, and leading quality, but with its own confident and dynamic attitude. Featuring bold designs and bright colors, this exciting new series possesses a spirit of fierce individualism that charges every gaming experience with thrilling energy. ROG Strix equips players with the necessary speed and agility to dominate their game. A new generation of force has arrived. Join the Republic and experience the power of ROG Strix.

ROG-STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING | ROG Strix | Gaming Graphics Cards|ROG

OUTSHINE
THE COMPETITION

ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 gaming graphics cards are packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III Technology with Patented Wing-Blade Fans for 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance, and Industry-only Auto-Extreme Technology for premium quality and the best reliability. Aura RGB Lighting enables a gaming system personalization and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences. ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 also has GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster that provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.


LEVEL UP PERFORMANCE


Ashes of The Singularity™

Resolution: 2560 x 1440

Setting: Crazy


HITMAN™

Resolution: 3840 x 2160

Setting: Ultra

System Configuration — MB: RAMPAGE IV EXTREME | CPU : Intel Core i7 | Memory : 16GB(DDR3) | OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 SP1

GAME COOL
AND PLAY SILENT

DirectCU III Technology
with Direct-GPU Contact Heatpipes

30% Cooler and 3X Quieter Performance

Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features direct-GPU contact heatpipes that transports more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.

* Image for illustration only. Actual design may vary.

Patented Triple
Wing-Blade 0dB Fans

Max Air Flow with 105% More Air Pressure

DirectCU III features triple 0dB fans engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum air flow and improved 105% static pressure over the heat sink, while operating at 3X quieter volumes than reference cards. The 0dB fans also let you enjoy games in complete silence and make DirectCU III the coolest and quietest graphics card in the market.

ASUS FanConnect

Targeted Supplemental Cooling

When gaming, GPU temperatures are often higher than CPU temps. However, chassis fans usually reference CPU temperatures only, which results in inefficient cooling of the system. For optimal thermal performance, ROG Strix graphics cards feature two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans for targeted cooling.

* Image for reference only. Actual PC layout may vary.

PREMIUM QUALITY AND
BEST RELIABILITY

Auto-Extreme Technology

Industry-only 100% Automated Production Process

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme Technology, an industry-exclusive, 100% automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme Technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.




100% automation
Remove human fallibility from production

Fortify component
overclocking stability

Advanced and stringent
quality control

Advanced components design innovation

Smooth circuit board without sharp bumps

Flux-free production

8+2 Phase Super Alloy Power II

Enhanced Durability and Efficiency

ASUS engineers have integrated premium alloy components into their graphics card designs to reinforce overall reliability. Super Alloy Power II components greatly enhance efficiency, reduce power loss and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs.

PERSONALIZED GAMING STYLE

Aura RGB Lighting


Where Style Meets Performance

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.

Experience Aura
Color and Brightness

Experience Aura Lighting Effect

Static

Always on

Breathing

Fades in & out

Strobing

Flashes on & off

Color cycle

Fades between the colors of the rainbow

Music effect

Pulses to the beat of your music

GPU temperature

Changes color with GPU load

GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE GAMING EXPERIENCE

VR-friendly HDMI Ports

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.


Ramp up your PC with

ASUS Beyond VR Ready.

Enjoy the Flawless and Complete Gameplay

The Best Combo for Ultra-smooth Gaming

NVIDIA G-SYNC™ synchronizes the ROG Swift gaming monitor’s refresh rate to the GPU in your GeForce® GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. With ROG Strix gaming graphics cards and ROG Swift gaming monitors, scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper, and gameplay is super smooth, giving you a stunning visual experience and a serious competitive edge.

Learn more about ASUS gaming monitors at here.

GAME YOUR WAY

GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Tweak Till Your Heart’s Content

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.

Gaming Booster

One-click Performance Up

Visual effects:

Boost your performance by turning off windows visual effects.

System Services:

Automatically or manually turn off windows services or process.

Memory Defragmentation:

Re-arrange & free your system memory without closing any processes.

XSplit Gamecaster

Instant Gameplay Streaming

An included 1-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license* — a $99 USD value — lets you 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.

Learn more at here.

Ultimate Gaming Platform

NVIDIA’s new flagship GeForce® GTX 1080 is the most advanced gaming GPU on the planet. Driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, the GeForce GTX 1080 delivers the amazing performance, innovative new gaming technologies, and immersive, next-gen VR.

Performance

The flagship GeForce GTX 1080 is a quantum leap in performance and power efficiency. It’s built using ultra-fast FinFET and high-bandwidth GDDR5X technologies, and supports DirectX 12 features for the fastest, smoothest, most power-efficient gaming experiences.

Next-Gen Gaming Technologies — NVIDIA Pascal

GeForce GTX 1080 uses the power of Pascal to meet the demands of the latest displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. It features NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies for smooth gameplay and cinematic experiences, as well as revolutionary 360-degree image capture—even in VR.

VR Ready

Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets—driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.

ROG Strix is the newest recruit into the Republic of Gamers. A series of specialized gaming gear designed for the rebel in all of us, Strix exemplifies ROG’s premier performance, innovative technology, and leading quality, but with its own confident and dynamic attitude. Featuring bold designs and bright colors, this exciting new series possesses a spirit of fierce individualism that charges every gaming experience with thrilling energy. ROG Strix equips players with the necessary speed and agility to dominate their game. A new generation of force has arrived. Join the Republic and experience the power of ROG Strix.

Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC Review

Written by

Matthew Lambert

September 27, 2016 | 12:58

Companies: #asus

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Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC Review

Manufacturer: Asus
UK price (as reviewed):
£754. 14 (inc VAT)
US price (as reviewed):$709.99 (ex Tax)

We’ve already seen both the GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 being given the Asus Strix treatment. Completing Nvidia’s GTX 10-series is, of course, the GTX 1080 and naturally that hasn’t been overlooked by Asus either. The Strix OC version we have for review here is, as you might expect, priced highly — £750, at the time of writing, which is around £200 more than you could expect to pay for a standard GTX 1080. The Strix brand has never been about standard, however, and the GTX 1080 GPU itself is hardly positioned as one for frugal customers. The card we have here has all the Strix bells and whistles and a heavy core overclock too, so let’s take a closer look.

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Before we delve right in, however, it’s worth mentioning that there are actually three different versions of the GTX 1080 Strix. The first two are the usual culprits; one at stock speeds and this one, the OC edition, with a core overclock applied – that’s the strategy for the GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 too. However, for the GTX 1080 Asus has added a third SKU that acts as a middleman, which is referred to as the GTX 1080 Strix Advanced. This too has a factory overclock, but it’s lower than this one. This SKU was added after the first two, so doesn’t appear to have been part of the initial launch strategy. We suspect that not enough chips were making the cut for the high overclock required in the OC edition, and thus the Advanced edition was created to get more of the GTX 1080 chips into a card that could still be marketed as Strix and overclocked. The Advanced edition is more widely available (again suggesting a shortage of good enough chips) and for a fair bit less than £700 in some places, so there’s quite a saving to be made. Just be careful when shopping around and check the product numbers – the Strix Advanced with the lower overclock is the Strix-GTX1080-A8G-Gaming, while this card, the Strix OC, is the Strix-GTX1080-O8G-Gaming.

So, what exactly are those clock speeds? The card ships set to Gaming Mode, where the base clock is 1,759MHz and the boost clock 1,898MHz, but with one click in GPU Tweak II you can set it to OC Mode (which it is fully validated to run at and which we test in), which ups these to 1,784MHz and 1,936MHz respectively. These are pretty much the highest available from what we’ve seen, matched by a few other premium SKUs but higher than everything else. Going by base clock, this is a hefty 11 percent increase on the reference speed. Unfortunately, Asus hasn’t given any love to the memory, leaving it at an effective speed of 10Gbps.

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This is a very familiar card by now. It’s a beast, frankly – almost 300mm long and 134mm tall, although thankfully still a dual-slot card. It’s well built and has an all-black colour scheme which initially appears plain but in reality is anything but thanks to the RGB lighting on the front fascia and the attractive metal backplate. This lighting is controlled through the Aura software – we’re still waiting on an integrated app that combines overclocking with functions like this, but it’s still nice to know you can match this card to any colour scheme.

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Asus upgrades the display outputs, swapping one DisplayPort 1. 4 out for a second HDMI 2.0, which allows VR users to have a headset connected at the same time as a HDMI display – we like this idea, especially for the GTX 1080 where VR makes a lot of sense.

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The single 8-pin PCI-E power connector from the reference design is here, but is joined also by a second 6-pin connector, and this will be more than enough to power any realistic overclock.

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The cooler is the same five heat pipe model we’ve seen before. The GPU makes full contact with two of the 8mm heat pipes, partial contact with the other two and no contact with the outlying 6mm heat pipe. The pipes feed a massive heatsink comprising multiple aluminium fins. A cooling plate is also used to draw away heat from the memory chips, although two of them are left without any contact, and you also get full direct cooling for the MOSFETs which are covered by thermal pads that link directly to the fins above.

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A trio of Asus’s Wing-Blade fans take on the duty of cooling everything and, given the layout of the fins, will push most air out towards the motherboard and back into your case. The fans also operate semi-passively, so you can be sure of total silence when the GPU isn’t being heavily used.

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The PCB is also a pretty familiar sight, although Asus for the GTX 1080 has gone all out with the power circuitry, equipping this card with a hefty 8+2 phase power system, which of course uses its Super Alloy Power II components. The card is also assembled on the Auto-Extreme process, which means everything is fully automated.

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One last feature worth mentioning is FanConnect, whereby Asus attaches two side-facing 4-pin fan headers to the PCB, and these can be used to control case fans based on a PWM signal related to the current GPU temperature – pretty nifty if you want to focus airflow at the GPU.

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The card comes with a three-year warranty. Given how premium a product it is, a year or two more would be nice as some competitors are now offering this.

Specifications

  • Graphics processor Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, 1,784MHz (1,936MHz boost)
  • Pipeline 2,560 stream processors, 160 texture units, 64 ROPs
  • Memory 8GB GDDR5X, 10Gbps effective
  • Bandwidth 320GB/sec, 256-bit interface
  • Compatibility DirectX 12, Vulcan, OpenGL 4.5
  • Outputs/Inputs 2 x DisplayPort 1.4, Dual Link DVI-D, 2 x HDMI 2.0b
  • Power connections 1 x 6-pin PCI-E, 1 x 8-pin PCI-E, top-mounted
  • Size 298mm long, 134mm tall, dual-slot
  • Warranty Three years

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Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mining Performance Review



CV. | February 12, 2018 | GPU, GPUs, Mining Hardware, Reviews, Unboxing | 6 Comments


Hello good people, some days ago I’ve got my hands on a pack of Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards. I’ve been testing them on rigs and I’ve decided I’d share my results with you.

The Strix GTX 1080 Ti is considered a high-tier gaming GPU for a reason. According to the official website and some third-party benchmarks, the GPU outputs about 6% more FPS than the Founders Edition.

The reason is simple – the Strix comes with higher clocks. In order to compensate the higher operating temperature, the card features three fans and a cooling system that is allegedly 40% more efficient than the founder’s one. This is due to the GPU being constructed with a 2.5-slot width that gives more heat sink surface. By the way make sure your motherboard has got room for that!

The fans are one of my favorite things about the card because they are really quiet even when spinning on full speed. It also accumulates less dust, which is always welcome for a mining rig.

Higher clocks and better cooling also requires more power. Unlike the Founders Edition that comes with a 6-pin and an 8-pin power connectors, the Strix comes with two 8-pin ones.

Recommended Hardware for 6x GTX 1080 Ti Mining Rig
  • Motherboard: ASRock H81 PRO BTC, GIGABYTE GA-h210-D3A, Biostar TB250-BTC PRO
  • CPU: Intel Celeron G1840 for ASRock H81 PRO BTC, Intel Celeron G3900 for Gigabyte h210-D3A & Biostar TB250-BTC PRO
  • RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 for ASRock H81 PRO BTC, Kingston Technology HyperX FURY 2400MHz DDR4 for Gigabyte h210-D3A & Biostar TB250-BTC PRO
  • SSD: ADATA SU700 120GB
  • PSU: 2x 1000w EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G3, 80+ GOLD 1000W
  • Dual PSU Adapter: Add2PSU Multiple Power Supply Adapter
  • USB Risers: USB Riser VER 008 PCI-E 16x to 1x 60cm USB 3. 0 Extension Cable
  • Power Button: 2 Pin SW PC Power Cable on/off Push Button ATX Computer Switch Wire 45cm
  • Energy Meter: TP-Link HS110 Smart Plug w/ Energy Monitoring
  • Frame: https://1stminingrig.com/product/aluminum-mining-rig-open-air-frame/

Ethash Algorithm

  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC)
  • Ubiq (UBQ)
  • Expanse (EXP)
  • Soilcoin (SOIL)
  • Musicoin (MUSIC)
  • etc..

Equihash Algorithm

  • ZCash (ZEC)
  • Zclassic (ZCL)
  • Komodo (KMD)
  • Hush (HUSH)
  • Zencash (ZEN)
  • etc..

CryptoNight Algorithm

  • Monero (XMR)
  • ByteCoin (BCN)
  • Sumokoin (SUMO)
  • Karbowanec (KRB)
  • DigitalNote (XDN)
  • etc..
Software and Tools used for this tutorial
  • Drivers GeForce Game Ready Driver Version 388. 13
  • MSI Afterburner BETA http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=5459908&postcount=637

Tutorial Contents

  • 1 Software and Tools used for this tutorial
    • 1.1 Ethereum Only
    • 1.2 Ethereum Dual Mining Decred and Siacoin
    • 1.3 Ethereum Dual Mining LBRY Credits and Pascalcoin
    • 1.4 Ethereum Dual Mining Pascal Lite
    • 1.5 ZCash (Equihash) Mining Performance
    • 1.6 Bitcoin Gold Mining Performance
    • 1.7 Monero Mining Performance
    • 1.8 Nicehash Mining Performance

Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specs

Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specs

Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC Edition
GPU GP102
CUDA Cores 3584
Base Frequency 1569 MHz
Boost Frequency 1683 MHz
Memory Size & Type 11GB GDDR5X
Die Size 471 mm²
Process Technology 16nm
Transistors 12 billion
Streaming Multiprocessors (SM) 28
GFLOPS (Base Frequency) 11,247
Texture Units 224
Texture Fill Rate 351. 5 GT/s
ROPs 88
Pixel Fill Rate 138.1 GPix/s
Memory Data Rate 11 Gb/s
Memory Bus 352-bit
Memory Bandwidth 484.4 GB/s
L2-Cache 2816KB
TDP 275W (PT)

Here are some relevant highlights:

The Strix features 1569 MHz base frequency and 1683 MHz boost frequency, while the FE goes with 1480 MHz and 1582 MHz, respectively. This makes the Strix have 11,247 GFLOPS at base frequency while the FE have only 10,609 GFLOPS. The increased clocks also affect texture and pixel fill rates.

The rest of the specs are similar. By the way my cards came in boxes that are slightly different than the one pictured in the official website. I suspect I’ve got my cards from a new batch.

The card features two modes: Gaming Mode and OC Mode. Gaming mode offers lower base as well as OC clocks than the OC Mode. The clocks I’ve mentioned above are for the Gaming mode. Boost clock for OC mode is 1708 MHz.

Display-wise, the 1080Ti offers way more than you would need for mining, including two VR-friendly HDMI and two DP 1.4-ready connectors. I think the DVI port is the only one that will be used by miners.

Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mining Performance

System power draw is 75W

Ethereum Only

Ethash Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ubiq (UBQ), Expanse (EXP), Soilcoin (SOIL), Pirl (PIRL), Ellaism (ELLA), Metaverse (ETP) etc. .

Hashrate 36.5 MH/s

  • Clocks +100/+750
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 160w
Ethereum Dual Mining Decred and Siacoin

Ethereum 37 Mh/s – Decred 987 Mh/s

  • Clocks +100/+750
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 160w
  • -dcri 80

Ethereum 36.6 MH/s – Siacoin 366 Mh/s

  • Clocks +100/+750
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 160w
  • -dcri 30
Ethereum Dual Mining LBRY Credits and Pascalcoin

Ethereum 37 Mh/s – LBRY Credits 62.5 Mh/s

  • Clocks +100/+750
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 160w
  • -dcri 65

Ethereum 37 MH/s – Pascal 495 Mh/s

  • Clocks +100/+750
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 160w
  • -dcri 40
Ethereum Dual Mining Pascal Lite

Ethereum 37 MH/s – Pascal Lite 495 Mh/s

  • Clocks +100/+750
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 160w
  • -dcri 40
ZCash (Equihash) Mining Performance
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ZCash Mining Hashrate Performance & Power Consumption

Equihash algorithm: Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Zencash (ZEN), Zclassic (ZCL), Hush (HUSH), Komodo (KMD)

EWBF’s CUDA Zcash Miner

Download and extract EWBF’s CUDA Zcash miner: https://bitcointalk. org/index.php?topic=1707546.0

Hashrate 650 Sol/s

  • Clocks +100/-502
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 150w

Bminer

Download and extract Bminer: https://www.bminer.me/releases/

Hashrate 690 Sol/s

  • Clocks +100/-502
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 150w
Bitcoin Gold Mining Performance
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Bitcoin Gold Mining Hashrate Performance & Power Consumption

Equihash algorithm: Zencash (ZEN), Zclassic (ZCL), Hush (HUSH), Komodo (KMD)

Download and extract EWBF Cuda Miner 0.3.4b BTG: https://github.com/poolgold/ewbf-miner-btg-edition/releases

Hashrate 650 Sol/s

  • Clocks +100/+500
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 150w
Monero Mining Performance
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Monero Mining Hashrate Performance & Power Consumption

CryptoNight algorithm: Monero (XMR), Electroneum (ETN), Bytecoin (BCN), Sumokoin (SUMO), Karbo(KRB), DigitalNote (XDN)

Hashrate 900 H/s

  • Clocks +100/+750
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 130w
Nicehash Mining Performance
Asus Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Nicehash Mining Hashrate Performance & Bitcoin Profitability

Sell your Hashrate

In Conclusion

The 1080 Ti might be a bit of overkill for mining (considering the huge amount of gaming-oriented features it offers) but it gets the job done, so I can’t really complain about it. It would be nice to see a 1080 Ti Mining Edition card with only one output port, no fancy LED lightning and more attractive price. Hopefully Nvidia will release more mining-oriented GPUs in the near future.

  • Mining Performance

  • Power Consumption

  • Cooling

  • Price

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ASUS ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is NVIDIA’s new flagship gaming GPU, based on the NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. The latest addition to the ultimate gaming platform, this card is packed with extreme gaming horsepower, next-gen 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory, and a massive 11 GB frame buffer. The GeForce GTX 1080Ti has been the most awaited GPU by the enthusiasts and the gamers alike for it offers almost the same performance as that of the TitanX Pascal. The GeForce GTX 1080Ti is a cut-down version of the GeForce GTX TitanX Pascal yet at affordable price.

The GeForce GTX 1080Ti features 3584 Cuda cores spread across 28SM with memory bandwidth of 484GB/s on 352-bit interface and 12 billion transistors. It is based on 16nm FinFET lithography with chip size of 471 mm2.  We have 11GB of VRAM clocked at 11Gbps. Chip is clocked at 1480MHz base clock and 1582MHz boost clock with thermal limit of 90C at 250W power. We have total 88 render output units on the GeForce GTX 1080Ti. The new dualFET design by the Nvidia allows the card to run at more power yet with more efficiency than the GeForce GTX 1080.

When it comes to PC Components, AsusTek is among one of the best names we have in the market. It was founded in 1989 in Taiwan. Ever since its foundation, Asus has seen a phenomenal growth and diversity in its business line. When it comes to Asus, the first associated name that comes to mind is ROG or Republic of Gamers. ROG brand was introduced in 2006 and it focuses on mainstream gamers/enthusiasts with products ranging from Motherboard, Graphics Cards to Peripherals. ROG is now pinnacle of the Asus products lineup. Strix has been a new addition to the ROG lineup and here is what Asus is saying about it: “ROG Strix is the newest recruit into the Republic of Gamers. A series of specialized gaming gear designed for the rebel in all of us, Strix exemplifies ROG’s premier performance, innovative technology, and leading quality, but with its own confident and dynamic attitude. Featuring bold designs and bright colors, this exciting new series possesses a spirit of fierce individualism that charges every gaming experience with thrilling energy. ROG Strix equips players with the necessary speed and agility to dominate their game. A new generation of force has arrived. Join the Republic and experience the power of ROG Strix.”

Today, I will be reviewing the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G edition. This graphics card has triple slot design for optimal cooling effectiveness and it does that with the silent operation. Aura plays important role in adding a much subtle touch to the looks and feels of the card.

Product: ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G

Manufacturer: Asus

Price: $779 / £799 [At the time of the review]

Specifications

Graphics Engine GeForce GTX 1080Ti
Core Clock OC Mode – GPU Boost Clock : 1708 MHz , GPU Base Clock : 1594 MHz

Gaming Mode (Default) – GPU Boost Clock : 1683 MHz , GPU Base Clock : 1569 MHz

Memory Clock 11100 MHz (OC Mode)

11010 MHz (Gaming Mode) (Default)

Video Memory GDDR5X 11GB
Memory Interface 352-bit
Bus Standard PCIe 3. 0 x16
CUDA Core 3584
Interface DVI Output : Yes x 1 (Native) (DVI-D)

HDMI Output : Yes x 2 (Native) (HDMI 2.0)

Display Port : Yes x 2 (Native) (Regular DP)

HDCP Support : Yes

Resolution 7680 x 4320 Digital
Multi-View 4
Card Size 11.73 ” x 5.28 ” x 2.07 ” Inch

29.8 x 13.4 x5.25 Centimeter

DirectX DirectX 12 API feature level 12_1
OpenGL 4.5
Power Connectors 2 x 8-pin
Warranty 3 Years Limited

 

Packing

The graphics card comes in a standard cardboard box. On the front side we have a ROG brand name and the logo printed on the top left side. The graphics card model is printed under the picture of the card. Asus, AURA Sync and OC are printed on the bottom left side. Salient features of the Pascal are printed on the bottom right. Strix in multi-color is printed diagonally crossing from the upper left side to the bottom mid. It signifies the RGB effect on the card.

ROG brand name and logo are printed on the top left side. STRIX GAMING GRAPHICS CARD is printed right next to the ROG logo. The graphics card’s model is printed on the top extending towards the right end. There are 6 pictures highlighting the salient features like MaxContact technology, Wing-Blade IP5X certified fans, AURA SYNC etc. Under the ROG logo is another picture featuring the VR Readiness of the card.

The left side of the packing box has Minimum system requirements info printed in 14 different languages. UPS, EAN, Part No, Serial No label are printed on the right side of the box. These requirements are:

  • Minimum 600W PSU with 42A on 12V rail.
  • PCIe Compliant motherboard with dual-width graphics slot.
  • 300MB of free disk space.
  • 8GB System memory (16GB recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 and above (x32, x64)
  • 2 8 8-pin PCIe connectors

The right side of the box has ROG brand name and logo printed on the left side while the graphics card model no is printed on the right side.

Opening the box would reveal another container box with the STRIX printed in the middle.

Opening that container box would reveal the contents of the packing. We can see a black color container with the Asus brand name printed on the middle. This is nicely placed inside the top protective covering. This container has the User Installation guide and the installation disk.

Removing the top protective container would reveal the graphics card wrapped inside a protective antistatic sheet. A 2-6pin to 8pin converter cable is included along with two stylish Velcro strips with Republic Of Gamers name and logo printed on them.

Accessories

Accessories include the installation guide, the Installation CD, Velcro Strips and the converter cable.

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G is a beautifully designed graphics card. It carries the same shroud design as was introduced with the release of the Pascal generation cards. It is a triple slot design yet with aesthetically pleasing looks and feels to it. Aura Sync adds the subtle touch when in operation and it speaks for itself. This design really complements the ROG series motherboards from the Asus. My test bench features the Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10 and this card has complemented the looks of the motherboard very well.

Let’s dig deep in the design elements of this card and explore the might and the beauty of it. This card has the most unique and stylish cooler shroud than other brands in the market. The cooler shroud is made of plastic. Top and bottom cutouts on the cooler have LEDs on them which can be controlled with AURA Graphics Card software available on Asus website. The Central fan has ASUS brand name printed in white color on its fan hub whereas the other two fans have ROG Eye printed on the fan hub. With the curves, edges grooves Asus not only has able to maintain the typical Strix looks it is known for but has given the user what could be described as one of the most stunning design.

Asus has taken a different approach with the ROG Strix 1080Ti cooler design. They have increased the width of fin stack by 40% which has enabled them to have more sink surface area for more effective heat dissipation across the complete surface by doing that they have made the card to be effectively a 2.5 slot design. Asus is claiming this design to bring 30% more cooling and 3X quieter gaming performance.

Asus MaxContact is an industry-first GPU cooling technology that features an enhanced nickel plated copper plate that makes direct contact with the GPU. This plate is 10 times flatter than the traditional plates. MaxContact utilizes precision machining to provide a surface that makes up to 2X more contact with the GPU than traditional heat spreaders, resulting in an improved thermal transfer.

This card has 3 90mm fans with wing-blade design. The Central fan has Asus sticker pasted on the fan motor hub. The left and the right fans have ROG sticker pasted on them. These fans have an IP5X certification which means they are more dust resistant which would improve their reliability and a longer lifespan. 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.

Innovative 0dB technology stops the fan completely when the GPU temperature remains below a 55C, letting you enjoy light gaming in complete silence. Please note that thermal limit would vary from model to model and brand to brand. 55C is for the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti.

Let’s take a look on the top side of the graphics card. STRIX is printed on the lower left part of the shroud. GeForce GTX is printed on the upper part of the shroud opposing the STRIX. This is a new edition in the design which was not present on the previous models. Fins are straight not angular as can be seen from the fin stack. Shroud is not fully covering the fin stack which is a must for effective heat dissipation. “Republic of Gamers” brand name and logo are on the top left side of the shroud. They have LED underneath and light up under operation.

The card requires two 8-pin power connectors to power it up. Both connectors have LED beneath them to indicate their action. Static white color would normal power is connected and red when power is not connected.

Let’s have a look at the top front side of the graphics card. Shroud end is not fully covering the heat sink. Heads or terminating ends of the 5 heat pipes are visible. Underneath we have two PWM fan headers. 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. One fan power connector and the RGB LED power connector are visible on the left side.

This end of the shroud has extended over the PCB and the heat sink which adds to the looks of the card from the front side and gives the impression of one complete design.

On the back side of the graphics card, we have a same metal back plate as has been on the other models under Pascal generation. It has printed lines in a pattern to signify Strix concept. We’ve large size ROG Eye in white background. This section is implemented with RGB LED and really adds to the cool looks of the card when in use. We can see 8-pin and 6-pin power connectors. There are what seem to be soldered overclocking tweaking points right next to the power connectors. One of the screws on the GPU bracket is covered with a white sticker. Peeling or tearing that would void the warranty.

Two SLI fingers are visible and that section is exposed not being covered by the backplate. VRM section is exposed as well for effective heat dissipation. ASUS and STRIX are printed on the top side of the back plate.

The rear side has the IO panel for the output. We have two HDMI ports, two Display Ports and a DVI-D port. This configuration allows the user enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences anytime without having to swap cables by having a VR Device connected with other displays at the same time. Backside implementation allows the better cable management as well.

The bottom side of the card clearly shows the two fin stacks on the cooler. Thermal pads have been used on possible point of contacts between PCB and the cooler. PCB color is black.

This card has 10+2 power phases using Super Alloy Power II components. These components would enhance the efficiency, reduce the power loss and would achieve sustained thermal levels.

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme Technology, an industry-exclusive, 100% automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme Technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%. 

 

Aura Sync

Featuring Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and the back plate, 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. There are 6 modes which user can configure and select for the color effect.

  • Static mode. A single color of user’s choice would remain lit.
  • Breathing mode would fade in and out the user’s selected color.
  • Strobing mode flashes the user’s selected color.
  • Music Effect mode would produce the pulses of user’s selected color.
  • Breathing mode will enable the user to select the color which will be then faded in and out.
  • GPU Temperature will change the color depending on the load and the temps under those loads.

Test Bench

Following test bench setup was used to test the performance of the graphics card:

  • Intel i7 6850k
  • Asus Rampage V Edition 10
  • Corsair Vengeance Red LED 8x8GB @ 2666MHz
  • Reeven Justice RC-1204
  • Corsair AX1200i
  • Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD for OS
  • Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD for Steam Games
  • WD Black 6TB for Origin and Uplay games

Previously, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and Gear of Wars 4 were the part of the test games. They have been dropped from this test and onwards. Metro Last Light Redux will continue to be featured as this game based on its rich environment and taxing effects on the graphics card are handy to measure the performance of any given graphics card. Following games have been tested: –

  • Battlefield 1
  • DOOM
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Metro Last Light Redux
  • Far Cry 4
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • The Witcher 3
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Microsoft Windows 10 x64 version 1607 was used. Nvidia graphics driver version 381.65 were used. FPS were monitored using GeForce Experience 3.5.0.70. Game settings were set from within the games, not from the GeForce Experience. Battlefield 1 and the Rise of the Tomb Raider were tested in DX11 and DX12 modes. From this review and onwards, 4k performance will also be measured and reported. All the reported framerates are average FPS.

Following synthetic benchmarks were used:

  • 3dMark
  • Unigine Superposition

Previously Unigine Heaven and Valley were a part of our testing but they have been dropped and only superposition will be featured from onwards.

SLI
Before moving on to the performance section, let’s have a few words on the SLI of the GTX 1080Tis. One can for sure have a heck of a beast setup with two of these performance packed cards but as has always been the hot topic of the debate, the scaling even today is at large game and app bound. Graphs have some interesting data for our readers. While many games would show the tremendous amount of the gain yet there are few with negative scaling or lower to no scaling at all on the lower resolution.

 

Let’s take a look on performance graphs.

SLI has dwarfed all the other scores here. I was so pleased to have a 99% better scores overall on the 3dMark website. Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11G has 0.6% lead over the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G which very marginal. Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G has 35% performance gain over the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 A8G which is a massive gain.

With SLI, Time Spy has a whopping graphics score of 19944. There is a 42% performance boost from Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 8AG to Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G.

Unigine Superposition

Unigine Superposition does not support SLI out of the box. One would need to tweak the SLI profiles to add SLI profile of the Unigine Superposition so that multi-card configuration can be tested. Numbers are speaking for themselves.

Battlefield 1 DX11

The Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080Ti O11G has outperformed all the graphics cards tested and even on 4k, FPS were above 60 mark on Ultra settings. This speaks for itself on how beastly this card is. SLI has as usual surprising result. Scaling was superb on 4k with average FPS count of 98 but lower resolutions have no scaling performance. I had to turn off the TAA under Anti-Aliasing so that SLI can work.

Battlefield 1 DX12

The performance hit is still visible on DX12 but the graphics card is still solid even on 4k. Unfortunately, I lost scaling under DX12. Even on 4k resolution, there was no scaling at all.

DOOM

DOOM was tested using Vulcan API and Ultra settings using SMAA. Both the 1080Ti are neck to neck. SLI shows no scaling even on a 4k resolution.

Metro Last Light Redux

Metro Last Light Redux was tested on Very High graphics settings with AX 16 and 2x SSAA. Oh boy, SLI of GTX 1080Ti has thrown this game out. Both 1080Tis were again in a tie.

Grand Theft Auto – V

Grand Theft Auto – V was tested with maxed out settings on Ultra with 4x MSAA. The Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G shown a good lead on 1080p which vanishes on higher resolutions and both GTX 1080Tis were again a tie. SLI was again surprising. We have a very good scaling on 4k but not that much on lower resolutions.

 

Far Cry 4

This game was tested with maxed out settings and 4x MSAA. Again with a 1-2 FPS difference both 1080Tis were neck-to-neck. Scaling was good on 4k but on a lower resolution, scaling was reduced though it was still a positive scaling. 

Far Cry Primal

The Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G takes the marginal lead in this game. I have experienced the worst scaling ever. This negative scaling would force the user to disable the SLI configuration as there are very good numbers on a single card configuration. Asus card was impressive on 4k.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Both cards have almost same performance though the Asus card has the marginal lead. SLI was good.

Rise of the Tomb Raider DX11

Again excellent performance by the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G followed closely by the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11G. I observed the negative scaling in this game.

Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12

This is the only game on my test bench which seems to be taking advantage of the DX12 even for SLI configuration. Solid performance all over from the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G. Scaling was marginal on 1080p but on 1440p, we have a good scaling. I am hopeful that 4k results would have been much better with SLI.

The Witcher 3

On Ultra settings without Nvidia’s Hairworks, both 1080Tis performed exceptionally well. Even scaling was better in this game. 

Acoustics

Fans were left on default fan curve. Foneso Digital Sound Level Meter version A0 was used to test the sound level. 40dB is quite impressive.

Thermals

Room temp was 37C at the time of the testing. In an open bench table, the maximum temperature hit by the graphics card was 74C. With overclocking, a max temperature was 75C.

Power Consumption

The Corsair AX1200i is a digital PSU with monitoring enabled on the power consumption. Corsair Link was used to check the power consumption under stock clocks and overclocked clocks. Unigine Heaven and AIDA64 were run at the same time to check the combined power consumption of the system. On stock clocks the maximum power that PC draws from the PSU was 560W. With overclocked graphics card the maximum power drawn was 585W. Bear in mind that CPU was also overclocked to 4.3GHz at 1.350V. Power limit on this card is 120% as compared to 125% on the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11G.

 

Overclocking

The Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G is a factory overclocked graphics card. O11G denominates Overclocked with 11GB video ram. In gaming mode, we have 1569MHz base clock as compared to the 1480MHz on the Nvidia’s reference design base clock. In OC mode the base clock is 1594MHz. I managed to get +60MHz on the core clock and +270MHz on the memory clock. These settings were tested on 50% voltage tweak. Voltage can only be unlocked in the Asus GPU-Tweak II though there are ways to make it work in MSI Afterburner. Card boosted to 1974MHz out of the box. With overclocking it boosted to 2035MHz stable though max it goes was 2050MHz but it was not stable in Superposition benchmark hence it was rejected.

Boost Clock on Stock 1974MHz
Boost Clock with OC 2035MHz

 

Here are the results of the synthetic benchmarks and gaming performance with overclocked graphics card:

3dMark

Superposition

Battlefield 1

 

Software

Asus has designed comprehensive software to control and monitor their graphics cards. This software is known as GPU-Tweak-II. It has typical red and black color theme on it which represents ROG traditional colors. Though in recent times, ROG has taken a deviation from the Red/Black combo and is setting yet another tradition when it comes to colors on the brand.

Main window of the software shows three main indicators which are: –

  • VRAM Usage
  • GPU Speed
  • Temperature

Red bar on these circles show the corresponding value of the indicator. On top we have model no of the graphics card on the left side with three buttons to its right, Home, Info and Tools.

Home button is default and can be clicked at any time to bring the main window back on the screen. Info button will show the Graphics Cards specs with built-in GPU-Z implementation. Tools button has Game XSplit Game Caster, AURA Graphics Card and the ROG Furmark buttons to launch the corresponding app.

Below the model no, we’ve a triangle featuring the blend of most important factors that end user would want. They are Performance, Coolness, and Silence. A perfect combination of these three is what Strix is all about. One can have utmost performance with exceptional cooling yet silent operations. Our card has boosted to 1974MHz at just 40dB sound on the fans with 74C temps clearly indicating what Asus has achieved here. Red color span within triangle would vary with each profile showing how the card would manage all three with respective profile.

Next we have 4 profiles which are OC Mode, Gaming Mode, Silent Mode and My Profile. Gaming is a default mode with base clock of 1569Mhz and boost clock of 1683MHz. OC Mode will increase the Power factor of the card and it has base clock of 1594MHz and boost clock of 1708MHz. My Profile will allow the user to create custom profile based on user’s own settings. This can be done in Professional Mode where all the settings like Voltage Control, Power Level, Base Clock, Memory Clock, Fan Speed can be configured. Fan can be set on Auto or Custom fan curve.

Monitoring window can be activated by clicking on the Monitoring button at the bottom left side of the main window. Monitoring window shows all the critical variables for monitoring. Values are mentioned in Min, Max and Current value is shown on the graph. User has the option to monitor only the desired variables. Monitoring window can be disconnected from main window by clicking once on the chain button between both windows.

Gaming Booster option is at the bottom of the main window. Clicking this would open a new window. Here we’ve three options. Visual Effects, System Services, System Memory Defragmentation. Visual effects reduces the windows visual flares like animations, animated themes to reduce the performance hit these settings could have on the performance. System Services would allow to stop the not needed services to boost the performance. System memory defragmentation would help restore the wasted memory space and would boost the application handling.

In crux, this software has everything, user would have dreamt of to monitor and control their graphics cards. Plus, interface is easy to understand and once, you have launched it, it will get you going.

The Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti is the second GTX 1080Ti on my test bench and this card has beaten all the other cards tested on my bench so far. I have a clear winner here. It is none other but the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G closely followed by the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11G. With its stylish yet beefy cooler, beautiful shroud suiting to the Strix concept, solid metal back plate, Copper based GPU base plate, 3 90mm fans with wing-blade design and IP5X certification, VR Ready, Aura Sync are few of the whopping features to list a few. The design is bold and aggressive. Users can have a sheer power at their disposal with this card. It is powerful yet silent. Though, it does not have more headroom for overclocking on the chip itself. This card has 10+2 power phases. Other than that, I really have no complaint with the card. Both 1080Tis that I have tested so far have less room for overclocking but Strix card allows more overclocking on the memory.

Value

This card is listed as $779. Definitely an expensive solution but for the $779 one would get the ultimate gaming experience. I have tested Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11G which is one step down offering as Extreme edition is there as well whereas Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G is an OC edition by the Asus. Both cards have same clocks out of the box. Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080Ti holds a better value in my opinion as it would set you back with $719 while offering almost the same performance. Though, at this point, we simply would not expect any offering to be carrying a drastic performance in terms of the clocks. Buying choice would probably be based on the brand preference, design, looks and feel, warranty etc.

Performance

I did not encounter any issue while gaming with this graphics card. It chewed and digested everything that I threw at it. 4k is still a demanding resolution to game at particularly on maxed out settings and I did not see this card to be an exception to that. But, with fewer settings adjustment one can get very good performance on 4k. In my opinion, users playing at 1440p and above with higher refresh rates should consider the GeForce GTX 1080Ti. It is overkill for the 1080p and 1440p (60Hz) resolution. But if you have a budget and are in the market for the new graphics card then we have a new winner on our test bench, Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G has got you covered.

With raw performance out of the box, stunning looks profuse by Aura Sync, a powerful cooling solution in the market, VR support with multi-display at the same time and simple yet effective software, the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080Ti O11G has won our performance award.

I am thankful to the Asus Pakistan for giving me the opportunity to review the Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080Ti O11G.

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It took AMD more than a year to present worthy rivals to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 video cards in the face of AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and Radeon RX Vega 64 , while representatives of the AMD Polaris series and their recent strengthening in the form of the AMD Radeon RX 500 line have been quite successfully competing with the younger NVIDIA Pascal for quite a long time. But NVIDIA also did not sit idle and prepared in advance for the releases of the «reds», so on the day of the announcement of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti , accelerated versions of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and GeForce GTX 1080 video cards with faster video memory were announced.

Specification

Model

ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Advanced edition 8GB 11Gbps

GPU

NVIDIA GP104-400-A1

Microarchitecture

NVIDIA Pascal

Technical process, nm

16 (FinFET)

Number of CUDA cores

2560

Rated / dynamic frequency of the graphics core, MHz

1633 / 1772 («Silent»)
1657 / 1797 («Gaming»)
1683 / 1822 («OC»)

Video memory type

GDDR5X

Volume, GB

8

Nominal / effective memory frequency, MHz

1376 / 11008 (“Gaming”)
1387. 5 / 11100 (“OC”)

Memory bus width, bit

256

Memory bandwidth, GB/s

352.3 («Gaming»)

External interfaces

1 x DVI-D
2 x HDMI 2.0b
2 x DisplayPort 1.4

Optional PCIe power connector

1 x 8-pin
1 x 6-pin

Minimum recommended power supply wattage, W

500

Dimensions from the official website (according to measurements in our test laboratory), mm

298 x 134 x 52.5 (310 x 130)

Drivers

Fresh drivers can be downloaded from the company’s website ASUS or GPU manufacturer’s website

Manufacturer website

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

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Packaging and delivery

The ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Advanced edition 8GB 11Gbps comes in a well-known large cardboard box. The packaging is designed in black and green colors, and on its sides in a simple and accessible form you can learn about all the key features and benefits of the video card.

The list of system requirements for the computer in which the video accelerator is planned to be installed is located on one of the sides of the box. Based on the recommendations, the power supply should be at least 500W, provide a minimum of 42A on the +12V line, and support one 8-pin and one 6-pin PCIe power cables.

The adapter comes with a CD with drivers and software, a quick start guide, a power adapter from two Molex to one 8-pin PCIe connector, and a pair of branded reusable cable ties for managing power cables.

Appearance

Before us is a very large video card. ROG-STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-11GBPS has a length of about 310 mm and occupies two and a half expansion slots at once, which is just right for top-level solutions. A three-fan cooler with a plastic shroud in graphite tones and complex geometric shapes has long been a hallmark of the ROG STRIX line. A strict design is diluted with LED-backlight, which can be controlled independently.

Unfortunately, we were not able to disassemble the accelerator in order to study in detail the nuances of its PCB structure. But thanks to the image from the official site, you can see that the adapter uses the original PCB with a reinforced 8 + 2-phase power subsystem (the reference version assumes a 5 + 1-phase design). The components themselves correspond to the Super Alloy Power II proprietary concept, and the video accelerator is assembled on a fully automated production line ASUS AUTO-Extreme Technology .

Two PCIe connectors (6-pin and 8-pin) are provided for connecting additional power. In total, this configuration, together with the PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, allows the adapter to provide up to 300 W of energy, which is more than enough even for the most extreme overclocking experiments. Recall that the TDP of the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is declared at 180 W, and it is content with one 8-pin PCIe connector. The cooling system slightly interferes with connecting and disconnecting additional power wires. Nearby is a pair of LEDs to indicate the power status (white light — if the power cable is connected, while red indicates its absence) and a platform for monitoring and changing key voltages.

To combine the processing power of several ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Advanced edition 8GB 11Gbps, NVIDIA SLI technology has been implemented, which is represented by in the form of two MIO connectors for connecting the corresponding bridges.

The entire reverse side of the PCB is covered with a patterned metal backing plate with cutouts for the board components.

Two 4-pin connectors for connecting case fans (ASUS FanConnect II technology) are located in the tail section, the speed of which can be tied to the temperature of the GPU or CPU.

External interface set includes:

  • 1 x DVI-D;
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0b;
  • 2 x DisplayPort 1.4.

Reference version uses one HDMI port but three DisplayPorts. ASUS calls the modified set of video interfaces VR-Friendly, since two HDMI ports will simplify the connection of a virtual reality helmet.

The test model is based on the NVIDIA GP104-400-A1 chip, which is manufactured using a 16-nm process technology. It consists of 2560 CUDA cores, 160 texture units and 64 raster units. Testing was carried out in the «Gaming» mode, in which the base frequency is 1658 MHz, and the dynamic reaches 1797 MHz. In turn, 8 GB of GDDR5X memory from Micron operates at an effective frequency of 11008 MHz with a bandwidth of 352.3 GB / s with a 256-bit bus. Recall that in the reference version of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 , the memory bandwidth is at the level of 320 GB / s.

If desired, ASUS GPU Tweak II utility allows you to activate the «OC» and «Silent» modes or create profiles with your own settings.

As mentioned above, ROG-STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-11GBPS is equipped with ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting, like all ROG STRIX graphics cards. It consists of a row of LEDs located along (bottom and side) of the cooling system shroud and a large Republic of Gamers logo on the back of the device. The user can choose from millions of colors and one of six modes of operation. If you have other accessories and peripherals that support ASUS Aura Sync, then all this goodness can be made to blink in unison to get a greater effect. For example, take a look at case Deepcool Genome ROG Certified Edition .

Cooling System

The ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Advanced edition 8GB 11Gbps has an updated cooling system It consists of two massive aluminum radiators, the plates of which are pierced by six 6 mm nickel-plated copper heat pipes.

Notably, the main heatsink is 40% thicker than the ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING and the manufacturer abandoned the direct contact of the heat pipes with the GPU in favor of an additional heat sink plate. To install a radiator and create maximum downforce, special machines are used (ASUS MaxContact technology). Naturally, all contact points are soldered to improve heat transfer.

It is also worth noting that earlier the power elements of the power subsystem were in contact with the main radiator through the corresponding pad with a thermal interface on it, and the memory chips were covered by a separate plate, but it did not provide full contact, and some microcircuits were completely left without cooling. But ASUS engineers did a great job here too. Now one impressive plate covers the memory chips and VRM, and the latter also come into contact with the main heatsink through a thermal pad.

On top of all this goodness is covered with a plastic shroud with three 90mm axial fans with Wing-Blade design. At the same time, the manufacturer claims protection against dust in full compliance with the IP5X standard. And thanks to 0dB technology, the cooler goes into passive mode when the load on the GPU is low.

In the automatic mode of the cooling system, with an average load on the GPU, its temperature reached 54°C. The fans occasionally paused, but were spinning at 1214 rpm (33% of maximum) when readings were taken, while remaining very quiet.

In the maximum load mode, the graphics core heated up to 63°C, while the cooler worked at 44% (1596 rpm) of its maximum power. According to subjective sensations, the noise was at a low level and did not interfere with work at all.

In the maximum fan speed mode (3569 rpm), the GPU temperature dropped to 51°C, which indicates a good margin of safety for overclocking experiments. But at the same time, the noise increased to an uncomfortable level for constant use.

In the absence of load, the frequencies of the graphics core and memory were automatically reduced, allowing to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation of the video accelerator as a whole. In this mode, the GPU temperature did not exceed 48°C, and the cooler switched to passive mode. The fans started only after the GPU temperature reached 54-55°C. Therefore, during idle times, the video card is absolutely silent. By the way, at partial load, only one of the three propellers can rotate, which minimizes the noise level.

As you can see, practical tests have confirmed the high efficiency of the updated cooling system of the ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Advanced edition 8GB 11Gbps adapter. It provides a large margin of safety and low temperatures even at maximum loads in the hot summer heat. In fully automatic mode, we get an absolutely comfortable acoustic background, including the absence of any extraneous sounds in the form of squeaking throttles.

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3. pixel speed

114.2 GPixel/s

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The number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

4.flops

9.13 TFLOPS

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FLOPS is a measurement of GPU processing power.

5. texture size

285.4 GTexels/s

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The number of textured pixels that can be displayed on the screen every second.

6.GPU memory speed

1251MHz

1251MHz

Memory speed is one aspect that determines memory bandwidth.

7.shading patterns

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors in a video card that are responsible for processing various aspects of an image.

8.textured units (TMUs)

TMUs take textured units and map them to the geometric layout of the 3D scene. More TMUs generally means texture information is processed faster.

9 ROPs

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, such as writing the final pixel data to memory and for performing other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the appearance of graphics.

Memory

1.memory effective speed

10008MHz

10008MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the memory size and data transfer rate. A higher clock speed can give better performance in games and other applications.

2.max memory bandwidth

320GB/s

256.3GB/s

This is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored in memory.

3. VRAM

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of the graphics card. More VRAM usually allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

4.memory bus width

256bit

256bit

Wider memory bus means it can carry more data per cycle. This is an important factor in memory performance, and therefore the overall performance of the graphics card.

5.versions of GDDR memory

Later versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher data transfer rates, which improve performance.

6. Supports memory troubleshooting code

✖Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

✖Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC

Memory troubleshooting code can detect and fix data corruption. It is used when necessary to avoid distortion, such as in scientific computing or when starting a server.

Functions

1. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games with a new version that supports better graphics.

OpenGL version 2.

The newer version of OpenGL, the better graphics quality in games.

OpenCL version 3.

Some applications use OpenCL to use the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions are more functional and better quality.

4. Supports multi-monitor technology

✔Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

✔Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC

The video card has the ability to connect multiple screens. This allows you to set up multiple monitors at the same time to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as a wider field of view.

5. GPU temperature at boot

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Lower boot temperature — this means that the card generates less heat and the cooling system works better.

6.supports ray tracing

✔Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

✔Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows and reflections in games.

7.Supports 3D

✔Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

✔Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D screen and glasses).

8.supports DLSS

✖Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

✖Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an AI based scaling technology. This allows the graphics card to render games at lower resolutions and upscale them to higher resolutions with near-native visual quality and improved performance. DLSS is only available in some games.

9. PassMark result (G3D)

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This test measures the graphics performance of a graphics card. Source: Pass Mark.

Ports

1.has HDMI output

✔Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

✔Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC

Devices with HDMI or mini HDMI ports can stream HD video and audio to the connected display.

2.HDMI connectors

More HDMI connectors allow you to connect multiple devices at the same time, such as game consoles and TV sets.

HDMI version 3

HDMI 2.0

HDMI 2.0

Newer HDMI versions support higher bandwidth, resulting in higher resolutions and frame rates.

4. DisplayPort outputs

Allows connection to a display using DisplayPort.

5.DVI outputs

Allows connection to a display using DVI.

Mini DisplayPort 6 outputs

Allows connection to a display using Mini DisplayPort.

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Overview of the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti

video card For 4K resolution and maximum picture quality settings, only one video card is currently intended, it is called GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (especially picky users will also remember about RX Vega 64 with GeForce TITAN Xp ). But even its power is not always enough for 40-50 fps in demanding games. Producers can do whatever they want sculpt stickers 4K and VR Ready on weaker accelerators, but real tests put everything in its place.

The cooling system operates in semi-passive mode and does not rotate at all up to 55 degrees.

Even the most affordable versions of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cost like a full-fledged middle-end computer; ASUS products are traditionally priced more expensive than budget modifications, but they also have the appropriate functionality (plus factory overclocking, as well as silent CO).

The ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti (ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING) is packed with advanced technologies and useful items to the eyeballs. The emphasis is on long-term trouble-free operation, Aura lighting and the prospect of extreme overclocking.

Technical and functional features

Heat dissipation from the central chip, memory and power elements (a 12-phase power system is implemented here) ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti is engaged in a powerful CO, which consists of a massive heatsink (the design is somewhat reminiscent of a processor cooler Prolimatech Genesis) and three fans.

The propellers operate in a semi-passive mode, up to 55 degrees they do not rotate at all, and after reaching this milestone they spin extremely quietly (rarely, when the whole trio of turntables comes into play, as a rule, these are one or two fans).

None of the tests we performed made the CO function at maximum speed. Even on an open stand, unpleasant pressure on the ears was not noticed.

ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti
Stream Processors 3584
Chip frequency 1708MHz
Memory frequency 11100 MHz
Memory type GDDR5X, 352-bit, 11 GB
Maximum resolution 7680×4320 pixels
Auxiliary power supply 2×8-pin
Interfaces DVI-D, 2xHDMI 2.0, 2xDP
Dimensions 298x134x52 mm

In particularly demanding benchmarks, the power subsystem begins to murmur softly, the sound can be heard only when in close contact with the PCB, in a closed system ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti will not bother the user.

ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti has two 8-pin connectors for additional power; it is important to recall that it is desirable to bring a separate 12V line to each. Otherwise, there is a chance of experiencing periodic system shutdowns (thus PSU protection is triggered) caused by overload while rendering detailed game scenes in high resolution.

Several 4-pin connectors for additional fans (ASUS FanConnect II technology) are soldered on the PCB of the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti. They can come in handy if such connectors are already occupied on the motherboard or there is no desire to reach for them. The inputs are configurable, the rotation speed of the connected propellers can be linked to the temperature of the CPU or graphics chip.

The third 4-pin connector is for synchronization with Aura Sync RGB lighting technology.

Built-in LEDs are located on the plastic casing of the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti on the front side and on the back of the power plate.

Profile software helps to adjust the color, brightness and type of glow depending on the user’s preferences. In our opinion, the most useful is the mode of displaying the current temperature of the chip in accordance with a specific color (for an open stand).

Test bench:

Processor — Intel Core i7-7820X
Motherboard — ASUS Prime X299-A
RAM — GoodRam IRDM DDR4-2400 16 GB
Storage — Seagate IronWolf Pro 12 TB 9019Power supply — HuntKey X7 900W

Performance and test results

Maximum picture quality settings in 1080p and 1440p — easy walk for ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti; it is advisable to use such an adapter in a powerful gaming system, where a 4K display is used to display the picture. It is in this format that the monitored accelerator is doing its job .

For the « upgrade» ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti, it is not necessary to fork out for a powerful 6 or 8-core processor.

As you can see, even such a powerful video card is not always enough for a stable 30-40 fps in modern games; to increase the frame rate, has to cut the appetites of and reduce the filtering/smoothing ratio.

But the fact remains that for now this is the only adapter (keep in mind RX Vega 64 and GeForce TITAN Xp) designed for those who like to play at extreme settings in 4K, without compromise.

Let’s add that for pumping ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti it is not necessary to fork out for a powerful 6 or 8-core processor, enough stone level Intel Core i5-7600K and even Intel Core i3-7350K. The higher the resolution, the greater the load on the graphics chip, and not on the central one.

ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti in 4K resolution

Conclusion

ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti is an excellent and, in principle, the only recommended graphics adapter for 4K resolution, if you do not agree to less.

The reviewed modification in domestic retail costs about $50 more than the most affordable version of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (from other vendors). And this is a fair price for a product with a silent cooling system (at such and such a power), factory overclocking and technical elements that are specially designed for long-term operation of a video card in harsh gaming conditions without failures and breakdowns. Recommended.

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Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

Top specifications and features

  • Passmark score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU benchmark score
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU benchmark score
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance test score
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU benchmark score

Passmark test score

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080:
14818
Best score:
29325

Performance

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080:
2352
Best score:

Memory

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080:
857
Best score:

General information

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080:
99
Best score:

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 features:
160
Best score:

Description

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card based on Pascal architecture has 7200 million transistors, tech. process 16 nm. The frequency of the graphics core is 1784 MHz. In terms of memory, 8 GB is installed here. DDR5, 1251MHz frequency and 320Gb/s maximum bandwidth. The texture size is 285.4 GTexels/s. FLOPS is 8.71.

In tests, the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card proved to be as follows — according to the Passmark benchmark, the model scored 14818 points. At the same time, the maximum number of points for today is 260261 points. According to the 3DMark benchmark, the video card scored 20981 points out of 49575 possible.
Directx version — 12. OpenGL version — 4.5. Regarding cooling, the heat dissipation requirements here are 180 watts.
In our tests, the video card scores 262459 points.

Why Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is better than others

  • Passmark score 14818 . This parameter is higher than 50%
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU test score 117572 . This parameter is higher than that of 24%
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU benchmark score 413045 . This parameter is higher than that of 13%
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance score 52526 . This parameter is higher than that of 23%
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU score 28678 . This parameter is higher than that of 27%
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics test score 20981 . This parameter is higher than that of 39%
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score 16291 . This parameter is higher than that of 24%
  • Unigine Heaven 4.0 test score 2965 . This parameter is higher than that of 14%

Has no flaws

Review Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

Performance

Memory

general information

Functions

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Tests in benchmarks

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Review: Highlights


GPU base clock

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a high clock speed.

1784MHz

max 2457

Average: 938 MHz

2457 MHz


GPU memory frequency

This is an important aspect calculating memory bandwidth

1251MHz

max 16000

Average: 1326. 6 MHz

16000 MHz


FLOPS

A measure of the processing power of a processor is called FLOPS.

8.71TFLOPS

max 1142.32

Average: 92.5 TFLOPS

1142.32TFLOPS


Turbo GPU

If the speed of the GPU drops below its limit, it can switch to a high clock speed to improve performance.
Show all

1936 MHz

max 2903

Average: 1375.8 MHz

2903MHz


Texture size

A certain number of textured pixels are displayed on the screen every second.
Show in full

285.4 GTexels/s

max 756.8

Average: 145. 4 GTexels/s

756.8 GTexels/s


Architecture name

Pascal


GPU name

Pascal GP104


Shared memory

No


Memory bandwidth

This is the speed at which the device stores or reads information.

320GB/s

max 2656

Average: 198.3 GB/s

2656GB/s


Effective memory speed

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and information transfer rate of the memory. The performance of the device in applications depends on the clock frequency. The higher it is, the better.
Show all

10008 MHz

max 19500

Average: 6984.5MHz

19500MHz


RAM

8GB

max 128

Average: 4. 6 GB

128GB


GDDR Memory Versions

Latest GDDR memory versions provide high data transfer rates to improve overall performance
Show all

5

Average: 4.5

6


Memory bus width

A wide memory bus means that it can transfer more information in one cycle. This property affects the performance of the memory as well as the overall performance of the device’s graphics card.
Show all

256bit

max 8192

Average: 290.1bit

8192bit


Thermal Dissipation (TDP)

Thermal Dissipation Requirements (TDP) is the maximum amount of energy that can be dissipated by the cooling system. The lower the TDP, the less power will be consumed.
Show all

180W

Average: 140.4 W

2W


Manufacturing process

The small size of the semiconductor means it is a new generation chip.

16 nm

Average: 47.5 nm

4 nm


Number of transistors

The higher their number, the more processor power it indicates

7200 million

max 80000

Average: 5043 million

80000 million


PCIe version

Considerable speed is provided for the expansion card used to connect the computer to peripherals. The updated versions have impressive throughput and provide high performance.
Show all

3

Mean: 2. 8

5


Width

298mm

max 421.7

Average: 242.6mm

421.7 mm


Height

134mm

max 180

Average: 119.1mm

180 mm


DirectX

Used in demanding games, providing enhanced graphics

12

max 12.2

Average: 11.1

12.2


OpenCL version

Used by some applications to enable GPU power for non-graphical calculations. The newer the version, the more functional it will be
Show all

1.2

max 4.6

Average: 1. 7

4.6


opengl version

Later versions provide quality game graphics

4.5

max 4.6

Average: 4

4.6


Shader model version

6.4

max 6.6

Average: 5.5

6.6


Version Vulkan

1.2


CUDA Version

Yes


Has HDMI output

HDMI output allows you to connect devices with HDMI or mini-HDMI ports. They can transmit video and audio to the display.
Show all

Yes


DisplayPort

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort

3

Average: 2

4


DVI outputs

Allows connection to a display using DVI

one

Mean: 1. 4

3


HDMI

Yes


Passmark test score

14818

max 29325

Average: 7628.6

29325


3DMark Cloud Gate GPU benchmark score

117572

max 1

Average: 80042.3

1


3DMark Fire Strike Score

16291

max 38276

Average: 12463

38276


3DMark Fire Strike Graphics test score

20981

max 49575

Average: 11859.1

49575


3DMark 11 Performance GPU Score

28678

max 57937

Average: 18799. 9

57937


3DMark Vantage Performance score

52526

max 97887

Average: 37830.6

97887


3DMark Ice Storm GPU score

413045

max 533357

Average: 372425.7

533357


Unigine Heaven 3.0 test score

264

max 60072

Average: 2402

60072


Unigine Heaven 4.0 test score

2965

max 4818

Average: 1291.1

4818


SPECviewperf 12 test score — Solidworks

60

max 202

Average: 62. 4

202


SPECviewperf 12 test score — specvp12 sw-03

60

max 202

Average: 64

202


SPECviewperf 12 test evaluation — Siemens NX

eight

max 212

Average: 14

212


SPECviewperf 12 test score — specvp12 showcase-01

96

max 232

Average: 121.3

232


SPECviewperf 12 test score — Showcase

96

max 175

Average: 108.4

175


SPECviewperf 12 test score — Medical

33

max 107

Average: 39. 6

107


SPECviewperf 12 test score — specvp12 mediacal-01

33

max 107

Average: 39

107


SPECviewperf 12 test score — Maya

137

max 177

Average: 129.8

177


SPECviewperf 12 test score — specvp12 maya-04

137

max 180

Average: 132.8

180


SPECviewperf 12 — Energy 9 score0008

eight

max 25

Average: 9.7

25


SPECviewperf 12 test score — specvp12 energy-01

eight

max 21

Average: 10. 7

21


SPECviewperf 12 test score — Creo

53

max 153

Average: 49.5

153


SPECviewperf 12 test score — specvp12 creo-01

53

max 153

Average: 52.5

153


SPECviewperf 12 test score — specvp12 catia-04

74

max 189

Average: 91.5

189


SPECviewperf 12 test score — Catia

74

max 189

Average: 88.6

189

FAQ

How much RAM does the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 have

The Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 has 8 GB.

What version of RAM does the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 support GDDR5.

What is the architecture of Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

Pascal.

How many watts does the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 consume

180 watts.

How the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 performs in benchmarks

In the Passmark benchmark, the video card scored 14818 points.

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 FLOPS

8.71 TFLOPs.

What version of PCIe does it support?

PCIe version 3.

Which DirectX version does the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 1080

DirectX 12 support.

How many display Ports does the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 have

3 DisplayPorts.

Does the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 support CUDA?

Yes.

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GeForce GTX 1080 Ti [in 25 benchmarks]

NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

  • PCIe 3. 0 x16 interface
  • Core frequency 1481
  • Video memory 11 GB GDDR5X
  • Memory type GDDR5X
  • Memory frequency 11000
  • Maximum resolution

Description

NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1080 Ti sales on February 28, 2017 at a suggested price of $699. This is a top-end desktop video card based on Pascal architecture and 16 nm manufacturing process, primarily aimed at gamers. It has 11 GB of GDDR5X memory at 11 GHz, and coupled with a 352-bit interface, this creates a bandwidth of 484.4 GB / s.

In terms of compatibility, this is a two-slot PCIe 3.0 x16 card. The length of the reference version is 26.7 cm. The connection requires one 6-pin cable and one 8-pin cable, and the power consumption is 250 W.

It provides good performance in tests and games at the level of

62.45%

from the leader, which is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.


GeForce GTX
1080 Ti

or


GeForce RTX
3090 Ti

General information

Information about the type (desktop or laptop) and architecture of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, as well as when sales started and cost at that time.

Performance ranking 903

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

Features

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti’s general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. They indirectly speak about GeForce GTX 1080 Ti’s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

SLI support +

RAM

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1080 Ti — type, size, bus, frequency and bandwidth. For video cards built into the processor that do not have their own memory, a shared part of the RAM is used.

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for laptop ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Memory type GDDR5X 484.4 GB/s of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Demeded memory

90AM
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, including their versions.

GPU BOOST 3.0
+

9060

DirectX 12 (12_1)
Shader Model 0003


Overall benchmark performance

This is our overall performance rating. We regularly improve our algorithms, but if you find any inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in the comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1080 Ti
62.45

  • Passmark
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • GeekBench 5 Vulcan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 — Showcase
  • SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 — Maya
  • SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 showcase-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 — Catia
  • SPECviewperf 12 — Solidworks
  • SPECviewperf 12 — Siemens NX
  • SPECviewperf 12 — Creo
  • SPECviewperf 12 — Medical
  • SPECviewperf 12 — 3ds Max
  • SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 3dsmax-05
Passmark

This is a very common benchmark included in the Passmark PerformanceTest package. He gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation by running four separate tests for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the latter is done in 4K resolution if possible), and a few more tests using DirectCompute.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GTX 1080 Ti
18397

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is Futuremark’s legacy DirectX 11 benchmark. He used four tests based on two scenes: one is several submarines exploring a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All tests make extensive use of volumetric lighting and tessellation and, despite being run at 1280×720, are relatively heavy. Support for 3DMark 11 ended in January 2020 and is now being replaced by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTX 1080 Ti
37672

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is a legacy DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark used to test home PCs and low-end laptops. It displays several scenes of some strange teleportation device launching spaceships into the unknown at a fixed resolution of 1280×720. As with the Ice Storm benchmark, it was deprecated in January 2020 and 3DMark Night Raid is now recommended instead.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1080 Ti
142490

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1080 Ti
19616

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests showing a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature that appears to be made of lava. Using resolution 1920×1080, Fire Strike shows quite realistic graphics and is quite demanding on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1080 Ti
27564

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widely used benchmark for graphics cards that combines 11 different test scenarios. All of these scenarios are based on the direct use of the processing power of the GPU, without the use of 3D rendering. This option uses the Khronos Group’s OpenCL API.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTX 1080 Ti
61026

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of the 3DMark package. Ice Storm has been used to measure the performance of entry-level laptops and Windows-based tablets. It uses DirectX 11 feature level 9 to render a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet at 1280×720 resolution. Support for Ice Storm ended in January 2020, now the developers recommend using Night Raid instead.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1080 Ti
394694

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widely used benchmark for graphics cards that combines 11 different test scenarios. All of these scenarios are based on the direct use of the processing power of the GPU, without the use of 3D rendering. This option uses the Vulkan API from AMD and the Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1080 Ti
84581

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widely used benchmark for graphics cards that combines 11 different test scenarios. All of these scenarios are based on the direct use of the processing power of the GPU, without the use of 3D rendering. This option uses NVIDIA’s CUDA API.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 1080 Ti
55161

SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

GTX 1080 Ti
175

SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
68

SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
10

SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
58

SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
105

SPECviewperf 12 — Showcase

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
149

SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
60

SPECviewperf 12 — Maya

This part of the SPECviewperf 12 workstation benchmark uses the Autodesk Maya 13 engine to render a superhero power plant with over 700,000 polygons in six different modes.

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
175

SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 showcase-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
149

SPECviewperf 12 — Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
105

SPECviewperf 12 — Solidworks

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
68

SPECviewperf 12 — Siemens NX

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
10

SPECviewperf 12 — Creo

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
60

SPECviewperf 12 — Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

GTX 1080 Ti
58

SPECviewperf 12 — 3ds Max

This part of the SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates 3DS Max by running eleven tests in various use cases, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1080 Ti
148

SPECviewperf 12 — specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

GTX 1080 Ti
148


Mining hashrates

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti performance in cryptocurrency mining. Usually the result is measured in mhash / s — the number of millions of solutions generated by the video card in one second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 1427 Mh/s
Decred / DCR (Decred) 4.6Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 35 Mh/s
Siacoin / SC (Sia) 2.96 Gh/s
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.76 kh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 630 Sol/s

Game tests

FPS in popular games on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, as well as compliance with system requirements. Remember that the official requirements of the developers do not always match the data of real tests.

Average FPS

Here are the average FPS values ​​for a large selection of popular games at various resolutions:

  • 1440p
    High Preset
  • 1440p
    Ultra Preset
  • 4K
    High Preset
  • 4K
    Ultra Preset
  • Cyberpunk 2077 60-65
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 100
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 60-65
    Battlefield 5 166
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 60-65
    Cyberpunk 2077 60-65
    Far Cry 5 120
    Far Cry New Dawn 104
    Forza Horizon 4 147
    Hitman 3 60-65
    Horizon Zero Dawn 60-65
    Red Dead Redemption 2 60-65
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider 120
    Watch Dogs: Legion 60-65
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 90
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 60-65
    Battlefield 5 154
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 61
    Cyberpunk 2077 60-65
    Far Cry 5 117
    Far Cry New Dawn 102
    Forza Horizon 4 145
    Hitman 3 60-65
    Horizon Zero Dawn 60-65
    Metro Exodus 90
    Red Dead Redemption 2 65
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider 113
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60-65
    Watch Dogs: Legion 60-65
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 71
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 60-65
    Battlefield 5 149
    Cyberpunk 2077 60-65
    Far Cry 5 109
    Far Cry New Dawn 94
    Forza Horizon 4 120
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 98
    Watch Dogs: Legion 60-65
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 91
    Hitman 3 60-65
    Horizon Zero Dawn 60-65
    Metro Exodus 56
    Red Dead Redemption 2 41
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider 73
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 62
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 60-65
    Battlefield 5 118
    Cyberpunk 2077 60-65
    Far Cry 5 97
    Far Cry New Dawn 88
    Forza Horizon 4 102
    Watch Dogs: Legion 60-65
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52
    Hitman 3 60-65
    Horizon Zero Dawn 60-65
    Metro Exodus 35
    Red Dead Redemption 2 27
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider 41
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 72
    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 40
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 60-65
    Battlefield 5 70
    Cyberpunk 2077 60-65
    Far Cry 5 55
    Far Cry New Dawn 57
    Forza Horizon 4 75
    Watch Dogs: Legion 60-65

    Relative capacity

    Overall GeForce GTX 1080 Ti performance compared to its nearest desktop counterpart.


    NVIDIA TITAN RTX
    102.5

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
    101.91

    NVIDIA A10G
    101.76

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
    100

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
    98.83

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI
    94.32

    NVIDIA TITAN V
    93.08

    Conclusion

    1080 Ti is a popular top-end desktop video card based on Pascal architecture. There are dozens of models of this video card from different companies, and it is difficult to navigate in this variety, given that the quality does not always match the price. Fortunately, the TechnoKitchen Youtube channel released a detailed review of the advantages and disadvantages of the 1080 Ti design from various manufacturers, describing the problems that arise during operation, and built a rating of recommended and not recommended models for purchase:

    Video of popular games in 4K on 1080 Ti:

    Competitor from AMD

    We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1080 Ti from AMD is Radeon RX 6700 XT, which is 4% faster on average and higher by 6 positions in our rating.


    Radeon RX
    6700XT

    Compare

    Here are some of AMD’s closest competitors to the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti:

    AMD Radeon RX 6800
    114.3

    AMD Radeon RX 6700
    105.86

    AMD Radeon RX 6700XT
    103.62

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
    100

    AMD Radeon RX 6650XT
    92.87

    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
    91.88

    AMD Radeon VII
    91.5

    Other video cards

    Here we recommend several video cards that are more or less similar in performance to the reviewed one.


    GeForce RTX
    2070 Super

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    2080

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    RTX

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    1070 SLI

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    5700XT

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    Recommended Processors

    According to our statistics, these processors are most often used with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.


    Ryzen 5
    3600

    4%


    Core i5
    10400F

    3.9%


    Core i7
    8700K

    3.5%


    Core i7
    7700K

    2.7%


    Core i5
    9400F

    2.2%


    Ryzen 5
    2600

    2.1%


    Core i9
    9900K

    2.1%


    Ryzen 5
    5600X

    1.6%


    Ryzen 7
    3700X

    1.5%


    Core i7
    9700K

    1. 3%

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    Video card ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 1493MHz PCI-E 3.0 11264MB 11010MHz 352 bit DVI 2xHDMI HDCP Strix Gaming, price, reviews cars». For an additional visual effect, the video card is equipped with its own backlight. The device is based on the GeForce GTX 1080 TI processor from NVIDIA. Also, 3584 universal processors and 11 GB GDDR5X video memory indicate the model’s «gaming» affiliation. The device is connected via the PCI-E version 3.0 interface. At the same time, the video card can be connected to 4 monitors with a resolution of up to 7680×4320.

    Asus ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-11G-GAMING requires additional power from a 600W power supply, for which it is equipped with two 8-pin connectors. In this case, the maximum power consumption of the video card is 250 watts. It is also worth noting that the Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti STRIX is equipped with 3 axial fans that are responsible for active cooling.

    ROG Strix is ​​a new series of gaming devices under the Republic of Gamers brand. Their distinctive feature is the highest performance, the use of innovative technologies, an impeccable level of reliability and a stylish design that emphasizes the individuality of each gamer. The ROG Strix Series gives you the speed and functionality you need to win any game!

    • Extremely fast GPU — 35% faster than GeForce GTX 1080
    • Improved heat dissipation from the
    • graphics chip

    • Dust-tight fans with optimized impeller shape
    • System fan connectors (FanConnect II technology)
    • Super Alloy Power II Premium Components and Auto-Extreme Manufacturing Technology
    • Aura Sync 9 LED lighting0312
    • Two HDMI ports — ideal for connecting VR systems
    • GPU Tweak II overclocking utility with XSplit Gamecaster live streaming module

    Outshining the competition
    The ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti graphics card is a top-of-the-line gaming model packed with many ASUS-exclusive technologies. The cooling system used on it boasts high efficiency due to dust-proof fans with optimized impeller geometry, and the ability to connect 4-pin case fans will ensure the most comfortable temperature conditions for such a powerful device. The Aura Sync lighting system helps enhance your PC design with original lighting effects, while VR-compatible HDMI ports give gamers an immersive virtual reality experience. The ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti comes with GPU Tweak II (for tweaking and monitoring graphics card settings) and XSplit Gamecaster (for real-time recording and streaming of gameplay).

    Large surface radiator
    Cooler and quieter
    The new ROG Strix series graphics cards are made in a 2.5-slot thick form factor, which allowed them to increase the size of their heatsink surface by 40% compared to the standard 2-slot form factor. The increased heat dissipation area contributes to improved cooling of the device.

    MaxContact technology
    Improved heat dissipation from the graphics chip
    MaxContact is the name of a new technology for manufacturing the base of the copper heatsink that is mounted on the GPU. With a smoother surface than conventional heatsinks, this heatsink provides a larger contact area and therefore better heat transfer.

    Optimized fans
    Higher airflow and higher static pressure
    High-quality fans with optimized impeller geometry, which are part of the cooling system of this video card, increase airflow and increase static pressure compared to the reference model cooler. At the same time, they produce three times less noise.

    Silent operation
    Enjoy the silence!
    Under light to medium load, when the GPU temperature stays below the set level*, the cooler will cool the Strix in passive mode, i.e. with zero fan noise.
    *ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has a temperature threshold of 55°

    IP5X Certified
    Extended Life
    The fans used on the ROG Strix series graphics cards are dust-tight, meeting the IP5X standard. This means their durability, which in turn increases the life of the entire device.

    ASUS FanConnect II technology
    Connecting case fans
    ASUS FanConnect II technology means that the graphics card has a pair of 4-pin connectors for connecting case fans with PWM or voltage control. Changing their speed is based on the temperature of the CPU and GPU — whichever is higher. In addition, the user is given the opportunity to flexibly adjust the adjustment algorithm.

    The GPU Tweak II utility allows you to use the following FanConnect II modes:
    Automatic:
    Fans are adjusted according to a preset algorithm based on the temperature of the GPU.

    Manual setting:
    Set a fixed speed for connected fans.

    User mode:
    The user can select which component (GPU or CPU) to adjust the speed of the connected fans based on the temperature of which, as well as set the algorithm for changing it in order to achieve the optimal balance between cooling efficiency and noise level.

    Auto-Extreme Technology
    Automated Manufacturing
    The high quality of the finished device is facilitated by a fully automated manufacturing process (Auto-Extreme Technology), which meets more stringent environmental regulations by eliminating harmful chemicals and reducing energy consumption by 50%.
    — Full automation eliminates the possibility of human error
    — Overclocking stability
    — Strict quality control
    — Innovative technologies
    — Smooth PCB back
    — Flux Free

    12-Phase Super Alloy Power II
    Selected Components
    Modern ASUS graphics cards use selected components (Super Alloy Power II technology) that offer unsurpassed energy efficiency, lower operating temperatures and improved performance.

    Aura Sync 9 Illumination0129 Outshining the competition
    The stylish Aura Sync LED backlighting featured on ROG Strix series graphics cards offers millions of color combinations combined with six mesmerizing visual effects. In addition, by connecting the video card to the appropriate ASUS motherboard, you can synchronize their backlighting with each other.

    Special effects
    Static
    Permanent light

    Pulsation
    Gradual on and off

    Strobe
    Backlight switched on with short flashes

    Cycle
    Switching between different colors

    Music
    Pulsation to the rhythm of the melody being played

    Temperature
    Change color based on GPU temperature (load level)

    VR compatible HDMI connectors
    Dive into another reality
    ROG Strix graphics cards have two HDMI connectors, allowing you to connect both a display and a virtual reality system at the same time.

    Perfect image
    The perfect combination of monitor and graphics card
    ASUS Swift gaming series monitors feature NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, which synchronizes the screen refresh rate with the frame rate of the GeForce GTX graphics processor. G-SYNC eliminates annoying frame tearing and reduces display lag, resulting in both better picture quality and better game responsiveness. Swift monitors and Strix graphics cards are the perfect combination for a gaming PC!

    More speed!
    Speed ​​up SLI with the ROG SLI HB Bridge
    The ROG SLI HB Bridge is designed to combine two graphics cards occupying 3 or 4 slot space into a single graphics subsystem that will have the increased performance required for maximum comfort in today’s PC games at the highest image quality settings. The bridge is equipped with the Aura Sync lighting system, which can display many different colors and synchronizes with the lighting of other ASUS devices.

    GPU Tweak II utility with XSplit Gamecaster module
    For flexible graphics settings
    Modern ASUS graphics cards are compatible with the exclusive GPU Tweak II utility, with which you can take full control over the graphics subsystem of your computer. For example, the new Gaming Booster feature allows you to instantly allocate all available computing resources to a 3D application to ensure maximum performance.

    Gaming Booster. One click optimization
    Visual effects:
    Improve performance by turning off the visual effects of the Windows interface.

    System Services:
    Automatic or manual shutdown of Windows services and processes.

    Memory defragmentation:
    Free up system memory without closing running processes.

    XSplit Gamecaster
    Broadcast Gameplay over the Internet
    The software package that comes with this video card includes a 1-year license for XSplit Gamecaster, a convenient utility for broadcasting and recording game progress (the cost of such a license, purchased separately, is $99). Implemented as an interface overlaid on top of the game itself, it also displays system monitoring data (GPU frequency, video card temperature, video memory load level) and contains GPU Tweak II utility controls (for example, to switch between profiles with settings or instantly overclock the video card).

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