ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti White Edition Review
Published: 20th December 2019 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
If there has been a small downside to the prevalence of RGB lighting in modern computers it is that the colours of the components have been largely reduced to an all-black aesthetic. For the majority of us that is perfectly acceptable as it gives a stealthy look to our systems and allows the RGB lighting to show itself off to its best effect.
However, if you leapt upon the white bandwagon then having a big black graphics card in the middle of your system really isn't going to be the done thing. To this end ASUS have taken their excellent Strix variant of the RTX 2080 Ti and applied an all-white aesthetic to better help it blend in to your pale systems.
The temptation might be to assume that if you want a white one you'll endure the fact you've got Hobson's Choice and thus ASUS can do almost anything, or indeed nothing, and you'll have to make do. This couldn't be further from the truth as the Turing GPUs at the heart of the Strix White Edition have been extremely cherry picked guaranteeing outstanding overclocking, and then given a beefy factory overclock should you not want the faff of overclocking the card yourself.
We already know how amazing the performance of the RTX 2080 Ti range of graphics cards are, and the black Strix OC was one of the best, so with this being an enhanced version of an already excellent card we're hoping for big things from the White Edition. Are our hopes fulfilled?
With any modern graphics card the boost clock is a fairly flexible thing, because drivers these days push the cards as far as their power and thermal limits will go. Nonetheless the 1770 MHz Boost Clock of the Strix White Edition puts it up amongst the fastest RTX 2080 Ti cards on the market which bodes well for its performance.