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The ROG Strix GTX1080Ti OC Edition is ASUS’ take on NVIDIA’s latest flagship graphics card. Armed with the signature triple fan cooling solution, RGB lighting and Aura Sync capability, it’s a device that boasts both beauty and power in a single package.

But with a price tag of almost PhP50,000, is it something that’s worth throwing your money on? let’s find out in this review.

ASUS ROG Strix GTX1080Ti OC Edition 11G Specs:

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  • Bus Standard: PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL Version: OpenGL®4.5
  • Video Memory: GDDR5X 11GB
  • Engine 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
  • CUDA Cores: 3584
  • Memory Clock: 11100 MHz (OC Mode), 11010 MHz (Gaming Mode) (Default)
  • Memory Interface: 352-bit
  • Digital Max Resolution:7680×4320
  • Interface: DVI x 1 (Native) (DVI-D), HDMI x 2 (Native) (HDMI 2.0), Display Port x 2 (Native) (Regular DP), HDCP Support : Yes
  • Power Connectors: 2 x 8-pin
  • Accessories: 1 x ROG Velcro Hook & Loop, 1 x Power cable
  • Software: ASUS GPU Tweak II & Driver, Aura(Graphics Card)Utility
  • Dimensions: 11.73 ” x 5.28 ” x 2.07 ” Inch (29.8 x 13.4 x5.25 Centimeters)

Simple and Straightforward

No, you won’t find any fancy curves or ridges here. There’s no multicolored panels of sorts. If anything, the Strix GTX 1080Ti relies on simplicity and elegance for its looks, just like its less powerful siblings, and it does work.

The backplate looks very neat, along with the usual illuminated sections, such as the ROG logo on top, as well as on the side. Not only is this card very long, but is also noticeably thicker than the other Strix 10-series cards. In fact, it actually consumes 2.5 PCI-E slots of the motherboard to facilitate better cooling.

The Strix 1080Ti is equipped with headers that you can connect your case fans to so that they spin in conjuction with the GPU temperature. Patented Wing-Blade Fans are installed to ensure optimal cooling while keeping noise to a minimum.

Ever dreamed of having a four-monitor setup? this card has all the ports you’ll need. 1 DVI port, 2 VR-Friendly HDMI ports, and 2 Display Ports to be exact.

A Performance Monster

System Specs for Testing:

  • ASUS ROG Maximus IX Extreme Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7-7700k Overclocked to 4.0GHz
  • 16GB Gskill Trident Z 3200MHz DDR4 RAM
  • ASUS ROG Strix GTX1080Ti OC Edition 11G
  • 128gb Transcend SSD
  • 10TBSeagate HDD
  • Coolermaster 750 watt PSU
  • InWin 805 Infinity

Benchmarks

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On both 3DMark Firestrike and Timespy, the Strix 1080Ti yielded good numbers but fell short against some of the cards such as the AMD R9 Fury. But of course, benchmarks can only say so much about a card’s performance.

We tested the Strix 1080Ti with a few popular titles: PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS, Overwatch, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Dirt Rally. And here are our findings.

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Since PUBG is still in its early-access stage, we really didn’t expect stellar performance here due to optimization issues. But the Strix 1080Ti still managed to yield decent numbers.

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In a more optimized game such as Overwatch, the card was able to consistently yield above 60 fps even with all settings maxed out.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is known to be a very demanding game even for high end cards, the card managed to do well, with occasional below-60 fps drops at max settings.

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The Strix 1080Ti breezed through Dirt Rally like a hot knife cutting through butter as there were no hints of slowdown or drastic fps drops at any point.

Temperatures

The Strix 1080Ti’s cooling system proved to be effective as the card managed to keep the temperature below 70°C all throughout the tests.

Verdict

The ROG Strix 1080Ti is an exceptional performer, being able to yield impressive numbers in across several games. The robust cooling system works well, and the added features such as the fan headers, RGB lighting effects, and Aura Sync make are good to have.

The PhP47710 SRP isn’t exactly for everyone, but I believe that’s a proper price for what you’re getting. Of course, if you just want something that works without all the extras, there are other options out there.

In short, it isn’t for everyone, but if you want something that looks great, and at the same time performs well, and you’re willing to spend a fortune, this one should be among those that are at the top of your list.

The Good

  • Build Quality
  • Gaming Performance
  • Cooling Performance
  • Added Features

The Not So Good

  • Not exactly a space saver

 

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.