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This is why we think that the Strix GTX 1080 Plus ends up being curious because the thing we like most isn't the reason for its existence. ASUS have seen fit to equip the Plus with the cooler from the GTX 1080 Ti. Now the original Strix cooler wasn't exactly terrible, but the one on the Titanium was slightly thicker and thus a better performer. The differences in looks are slight at best, although we've done our best to put the original GTX 1080 Strix and this revised Plus edition side by side so you can see that there is some tinkering under the hood. Any chance to get better cooling means more thermal headroom, and thermal headroom means that the nVidia GPU Boost technology has a little more freedom to do the voodoo that it does, which leads to better performance, which is further assisted by the faster GDDR5X, and on we go in a big happy loop of minor improvements adding to make a decent collective difference.

ASUS Strix GTX 1080 Plus Overview  
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23-05-2017, 08:20:13

Kaapstad
Asus and NVidia are not exactly pushing the memory clockspeeds of these new cards.

Here is a Titan Xp, check out the default and overclocked memory speeds, this is with the full 12gb of memory too.

http://i.imgur.com/Uw8h1Xy.jpg

The memory bandwidth is not bad either.Quote

23-05-2017, 12:59:01

tinytomlogan
Have to allow for the silicone lottery - I agree though there really isnt a huge amount to talk about hence the lack of tests - cooler was good though!

Ill not be spending time on any othersQuote

29-05-2017, 02:40:34

Kaapstad
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Have to allow for the silicone lottery - I agree though there really isnt a huge amount to talk about hence the lack of tests - cooler was good though!

Ill not be spending time on any others
It is still an interesting card though, unfortunately most people are focusing on the 1080 Ti these days and overlooking cards further down the range.

Your mini review was still an interesting read for me though, it is just that with a premium card like the Strix I would have thought that Asus could have gone a bit higher on the memory speeds.

It is also good to see the card come with an improved cooler and lower temps are always welcome.

If there had not been so much going on at the moment with new GPUs and CPUs just about to launch I may have been tempted to get one of these new Strix 1080s as I already own a Strix 1060 which I really like.Quote
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