May 27, 2016 Written by: MasterC

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix GTX 1080

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It's time to end the suspense and show you what you've been eagerly waiting for. The new king of the hill is called ROG Strix GTX 1080, be ready to rule and conquer! If you've been reading up on what graphics cards are available for your next upgrade, there's no doubt you've heard the hype about something called Pascal and how much it kicks ass. Well, it's not just hype, this is the real deal. 

Powered by Nvidia's latest Pascal GPU, this is a massive improvement over the already-amazing Maxwell architecture. ROG Strix GTX 1080 comes factory-overclocked with the GPU boost clock up to 1898MHz in gaming mode, the GPU boost clock up to 1936MHz in OC mode, and 8GB of all-new GDDR5X memory. The extra performance translates to around 6.5% faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 7.4% faster gaming performance in Hitman compared to Founders Edition.

This isn't just VR-ready, ROG has implemented two HDMI ports, one of which is dedicated for VR (Virtual Reality) sets such as Oculus, and possesses more than enough grunt to run VR content.

DirectCU III with patented wing-blade fans are back, with ASUS FanConnect for up to 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance. Just like the Strix GTX 980 Ti, this is manufactured using Auto-Extreme Technology for consistently better quality.

Other all new feature, modders and DIYers will love the Aura RGB Lighting.

This among many other of ROG's latest gear will be on show next week at COMPUTEX 2016, you won't want to miss it!

Hit the PR button for more details. 

Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix GeForce GTX 1080

All-new VR-ready gaming graphics card outshines the competition with leveled-up performance and Aura RGB Lighting

 

KEY POINTS

  • Fastest gaming performance: Up to 6.5% faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 7.4% faster gaming performance in Hitman
  • Ultimate cooling: DirectCU III with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect  for up to 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance
  • Premium quality and reliability: Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology and Super Alloy Power II components
  • Game your way: Aura RGB Lighting for system personalization and VR-friendly HDMI ports for immersive VR experiences

 

Taipei, Taiwan (27th May, 2016) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix GeForce® GTX 1080, an all-new VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultra-fast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1936 MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 delivers up to 6.5% faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 7.4% faster gaming performance in Hitman.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features GPU-controlled fan headers for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 enables complete gaming system personalization with Aura RGB Lighting. A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers always keep a virtual reality device connected to their system for immersive gaming anytime. It also comes with GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

 

Ultimate cooling: DirectCU III technology with patented wing-blade fans and ASUS FanConnect

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is equipped with ASUS DirectCU III cooling technology, which features direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that transport more heat away from the GPU, outperforming reference designs and achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance. DirectCU III technology includes triple 0dB fans, engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and improves static pressure over the heatsink by 105%, while operating at three times (3X) quieter volume than reference cards.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 also comes with ASUS FanConnect technology. When gaming, the GPU often runs hotter than the CPU, but chassis fans usually only reference CPU temperatures, resulting in inefficient system cooling. ASUS FanConnect solves this issue with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans to provide targeted supplemental cooling for optimal thermal performance.

 

Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100% automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. Auto-Extreme technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.

Super Alloy Power II components enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, provide two times (2X) reduced component buzzing while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs for enhanced quality and reliability.

 

Game your way: Aura RGB Lighting and VR-friendly HDMI ports

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 includes ASUS Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and backplate. This stunning illumination technology is capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a totally personalized gaming system. ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 also has a VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports that let gamers connect a VR device and display at the same time, so they can enjoy immersive virtual reality experiences anytime without having to swap cables.

 

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster

Redesigned with an intuitive user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier than ever, while retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included one-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license — a $99 value — lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. The overlay also displays GPU clock speed, temperature, and VRM usage, and has GPU Tweak II controls, so gamers can choose a gaming profile and boost performance with just one click.

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 will be available worldwide from 27th May, 2016. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

SPECIFICATIONS [1]

 

ROG STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-GAMING

ROG STRIX-GTX1080-8G-GAMING

  • 1898 MHz boost clock in gaming mode
    1936 MHz boost clock in OC mode
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.5
  • 8GB GDDR5X memory
  • 256-bit memory interface
  • 1x Native DVI-D output
    2x Native HDMI 2.0 outputs
    2x Native Display Port 1.4
  • 1607 MHz base clock
    1733 MHz boost clock
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.5
  • 8GB GDDR5X memory
  • 256-bit memory interface
  • 1x Native DVI-D output
    2x Native HDMI 2.0 outputs
    2x Native Display Port 1.4

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

 

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