ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti White Edition Review


ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti White Edition Review



It's products like the Strix RTX 2080 Ti White Edition that make us pleased we're an independent website without an editor demanding a word count. If the regular black Strix OC makes you reach for the credit card, then this is faster, and in white. Pretty much the fastest air cooled Turing GPU card we've tested, with only the water-cooled Gigabyte Aorus Extreme found beating it in our graphs. It's everything you would expect from an ASUS ROG product.

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ASUS deserve some plaudits for understanding that not all users want a black graphics card, but neither should those who prefer the white hue in their system be short-changed with an average product. So often if you're determined to have a particular colour you are limited in product choice, and therefore the manufacturers know they have a captive audience and so don't really make the effort. For example, no matter how amazing Noctua fans are we're convinced they'd sell more if they dispensed with the brown, but if you want a silent system you get brown fans that don't match with anything. They know their target audience places much weight on the fans, and thus they don't bother with the colour.

ASUS could have taken the same route with the White Edition RTX 2080 Ti, but instead their design team have gone all in on producing a card which has very carefully selected Turing GPUs and overclocks like a freaking lunatic. In fact we'd go so far as to say that the pendulum has swung the other way, in that rather than forcing those who like white to accept an average product, the blistering performance is such that if you demand absolute frames per second you might be forced to have a white GPU in your rig. Out of the box it's blazing fast and in the upper echelons of our graph at stock, but it's extremely easy to overclock and the DirectCU cooler so good that, when overclocked, the average boost clock leads to it sit atop the vast majority of our graphs, being only occasionally ousted from the top spot by a card with a 240 radiator bolted onto it. A quick look into any case besides the Corsair 1000D shows that the Aorus Extreme Waterforce forces you to place the radiator at the front, pushing hot air into your case, whereas the ASUS Strix White Edition uses it's air-cooled prowess to keep the card cool without forcing you into a particular setup.

If you want a white graphics card then the ASUS Strix RTX 2080 Ti White Edition will make you grin with its insane performance. If you want the best performance you'll be just as pleased and, if you want a quiet and cool card, it ticks those boxes too. Yes there is a price premium to pay, but the RTX 2080 Ti is already eye-wateringly expensive so a little extra on top for the very best one around is a small price to pay. For its outstanding performance in every measurable regard the ASUS Strix RTX 2080 Ti White Edition wins our OC3D Enthusiast Award.

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Most Recent Comments

21-12-2019, 04:32:15

Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
If you want an all-white graphics card with blistering performance then the ASUS Strix White Edition might just fit the bill.
Quite funny, when they are kinda out of reach for most people in terms of cost Quote

21-12-2019, 11:37:03

Originally Posted by Dawelio View Post
Quite funny, when they are kinda out of reach for most people in terms of cost
This comes to mind.

This is a great graphics card, it's a shame that the price is so high. That said, that is down to Nvidia, a premium RTX 2080 Ti has to cost more than a standard RTX 2080 Ti after all.Quote

22-12-2019, 09:42:54

ASUS needs Deluxe series of GPUs that are white. Well made cooler that matches Deluxe boards both in quality and design. Strix are gamer cards. Dual and TUF are not even worth buying to watercool them. If you buy Deluxe board you can pair it with what??? Gigabyte White series of cards???Quote

24-12-2019, 08:55:18

For this cost id rather get a standard one, and put a water block on it with a white back plate Quote

27-12-2019, 09:44:10

Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
For this cost id rather get a standard one, and put a water block on it with a white back plate
For the price of this you can get yourself a full rig with a 3600 and 5700xt with Peripherals and change to bootQuote

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