There is little doubt that the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 is one of the most stylish and the fastest NVIDIA cards that we have tested to date. With the recent release of the Ti versions, it’s time to take a look at what the new ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC has to offer.
If you are familiar with the design of the previous ASUS Strix GTX 1080 graphics card, then the aggressive styling of the new ASUS Strix GTX 1080 Ti chassis shouldn’t be a surprise for you. The AURA lighting system is the same which makes the card look beautiful.
However, not every aspect of the design is the same as the previous Strix GTX 1080. For instance, the Strix GTX 1080 Ti is definitely on the thicker side because of the 40% increase in the size of the heatsink. While the increase in the heat sink area requires a 2.5-slot width space, ASUS says that the card performs 30% cooler and 3X quieter gaming performances.
Speaking of cooling, the triple patented Wing-Blade fans are now IP5x certified as dust resistant- one feature I would be very interested in having. The 0Db technology keeps the card silent on light workloads while the fans are capable of delivering 105% more airflow over the heat sink. ASUS now uses its MaxContact that’s as good as having two contacts directly connected to the GPU for maximum heat transfer.
Other features include the ASUS FanConnect II for optimal system cooling. The backplate is something we have already seen before on many other Strix cards.
Keep in mind that this monster requires two 8-pins to work. The graphics card features one DVI-D port, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and two Display Ports.