ASUS Reveal their GTX 1080 Strix Gaming

ASUS Reveal their GTX 1080 Strix Gaming

ASUS Reveal their GTX 1080 Strix Gaming

ASUS Reveal their GTX 1080 Strix Gaming

 

The time has finally come, the GTX 1080 is here, but before rushing out to the shops you will need to remember that aftermarket GPUs are just over the horizon, offering not only upgraded coolers and factory overclocks but the same pricing as Nvidia's own Founders edition. This means that users will be getting better components, clock speeds and coolers for the same price as the founders edition cards, making the Founders Edition look like terrible value. 

ASUS has been kind enough to give us all the information on their new GTX 1080 Gaming Strix, which offers several new features that we have never seen on a GPU before, from dedicated GPU fan headers to full on RGB lighting. Now, let's get started. 

  ASUS Reveal their GTX 1080 Strix Gaming  

 

The ASUS ROG GTX 1080 Gaming Strix is the first GPU to use ASUS' new version of their DirectCU III cooler which features ASUS AURA RGB illumination. This lighting is not designed to be overwhelmingly bright but instead subtle, changing the GPUs colour to suit your own PC build, be it ROG Red, Nvidia Green or any other colour you desire, the choice is literally yours. 

This new illumination system can be controlled via ASUS' AURA software, which can also be used to control ASUS RGB mice, keyboards, motherboards and even the RGBs in you case if they are attached to a motherboards RGB LED header.   

 

ASUS Reveal their GTX 1080 Strix Gaming

 

ASUS' ROG 1080 Gaming Strix comes with a factory overclock that boasts boost speeds of over 1900MHz at stock, giving this GPU a decent performance bump when compared to the GTX 1080 Founders Edition, making it a very attractive purchase as it is sold at the same price. 

 

ASUS Reveal their GTX 1080 Strix Gaming  

This GPU will be built using ASUS' Auto-Extreme technology, meaning that this motherboard is made entirely by machine, which leaves no room for defects during production. This makes this GPU more reliable and consistent than previous GPU manufacturing techniques and has already caused  ASUS' RMA rate to drop significantly with last generation products. 

 

 

This GPU will be the first to offer FanConnect technology, allowing you to connect fans to your GPU and have them controlled via GPU load or temperature with software, allowing you to optimize your system's fan speeds via more than just your CPU temperature many existing control methods. 

 

ASUS Reveal their GTX 1080 Strix Gaming  

 

When in OC mode the ASUS GTX 1080 Gaming Strix comes in with base and boost clock speeds of 1784MHz and 1936MHz, giving this GPU over 150MHz higher base clock and over 200MHz higher boost clocks, making this GPU much faster than its reference/ Founders Edition Counterpart. 

 

ASUS Reveal their GTX 1080 Strix Gaming

 

 

Right now you can Pre-order the ASUS GTX 1080 Gaming Strix for £619.99 at Overclockers UK, which is the same price as the cheapest Nvidia Founder's Edition GTX 1080.

Right now Scan has this same GPU priced at £701.75 in order to deceive consumers into thinking that the GTX 1080 Founder's Edition GPUs, that they currently have in stock, offers better value for money. This is an industry practice that is used by many retailers to convince buyers to buy what they have in stock over pre-ordering future upcoming products. 

Overclockers UK has a much more reasonable price on the GTX 1080 Gaming Strix and is currently the cheapest place in the UK to Pre-order this aftermarket version of the GTX 1080 GPU.  

 

You can currently Preorder the ASUS GTX 1080 Gaming Strix for £619.99 at Overclockers UK.

 

You can join the discussion on ASUS' GTX 1080 Gaming Strix on the OC3D Forums

 

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Most Recent Comments

27-05-2016, 09:56:07

Warchild
I just posted the price for this card in Quick news and its indeed cheaper than founders edition.Quote

27-05-2016, 10:09:54

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
I just posted the price for this card in Quick news and its indeed cheaper than founders edition.
£619.99 is the price we are seeing in the UK.Quote

27-05-2016, 10:11:17

Firedrops
Slightly off-topic, but I really want to know what part of those fans are 'patented'...Quote

27-05-2016, 10:12:48

Warchild
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
£619.99 is the price we are seeing in the UK.
I suppose that isn't too bad actually.

We are looking at 7600nok for reference vs 7500 for the strix. Not much different, but cheaper is cheaper.

converts to £597 vs £589 respectively.Quote

27-05-2016, 10:28:46

RandomBadger
@KingOfOldSchool.... I knew it was the Strix :PQuote
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