Mar 23, 2017 Written by: Geoff_Gasior

The ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti takes Pascal to the limit

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After much anticipation, the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC has arrived with NVIDIA’s latest high-end GPU under the hood. This is a significant step up from the standard 1080; the Ti is basically a mildly de-tuned version of the Titan X tailored for gaming. As numerous media reviews have shown, it’s your ticket to no-compromises 4K gaming and superior VR experiences. Here’s what you need to know.

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Pascal with All The Cores and higher clocks

The heart of these new cards is a Titan-derived Pascal GPU with all of its cores intact—a mind-boggling 3584 tiny engines to be exact. NVIDIA makes small cuts to the raster units in the final step of the graphics pipeline, but the base and boost clocks both rev higher to compensate. Similarly, the memory interface is slightly narrower, and the 11GB GDDR5X payload is a bit smaller, but the higher VRAM frequency picks up the slack.

An elegant example of give and take, the 1080 Ti boasts phenomenal performance for 4K gaming and pushing the limits of high-refresh monitors. And the hot-clocked OC version is even faster than the standard card. In OC mode, it pushes the base clock to 1594MHz and the boost frequency to 1708MHz, which increases 4K frame rates by 5.7% in For Honor and 7.4% in Gears of War 4.

Strix cooling spreads its wings

The Strix is well-equipped if you want to pursue even higher clocks. Our GPU Tweak II software puts vital controls at your fingertips, and the cooler has grown larger to improve thermal dissipation. The heatsink stretches across 2.5 slots, increasing its total surface area by 40% compared to the usual two-slot design. We’ve also tightened the tolerances for the copper plate pressed up against the GPU. Our MaxContact tech smooths out imperfections, yielding a surface that’s 10X flatter—and one that’s more efficient at absorbing heat from the chip.

Three of our patented wing-blade fans generate maximum airflow over the heatsink, but they only spin up as needed. 0dB tech turns them off completely until the GPU temperature exceeds 55°C, so you can watch movies and even play some games without the card making a peep. Intelligent cooling isn’t just limited to the card, either. FanConnect II lets the Strix control two system fans, which improves system cooling for gaming workloads that pump a disproportionate amount of power through the GPU. The GTX 1080 Ti has a 250W power envelope—more than 2.5X higher than typical desktop CPUs—so cooling is serious business. To help you stay on top of things, GPU Tweak II calibrates connected fans and provides precise control over response curves, just like it does with the card’s integrated fans.

Light ‘em all up with Aura Sync

FanConnect II is a perfect example of how our components don’t just exist in a vacuum. They’re designed to integrate tightly with your system, and Aura Sync extends that approach to RGB lighting. In addition to providing a rainbow of colors and selection of effects for multiple zones on the card itself, Aura Sync coordinates the lighting across compatible system components, from motherboards to peripherals to LED strips. Whether its power is used to tastefully accent an elegant build or blare a blinding display that offends bystanders is entirely up to your discretion.

Customizable lighting combines with a monochromatic aesthetic to make the Strix 1080 Ti fit into any machine. It looks just as good in a blinged-out gaming beast as it does in a subtly menacing sleeper. The angular shroud and metal backplate perfectly complement the industrial design of our latest ROG motherboards.

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Diversified output and built to last

The Strix GTX 1080 Ti has versatile connectivity for a range of displays. Dual HDMI 2.0 outputs let you jack in to a VR headset without unplugging your big-screen 4K TV. And there are dual DisplayPort 1.4 outs for G-Sync gaming monitors like the upcoming ROG Swift PG27UQ. Unlike the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, the Strix adds a DVI output to broaden compatibility.

Cards this potent tend to live long and productive lives, so the Strix is built to last. It’s manufactured using our fully automated Auto-Extreme Technology and populated with premium Super Alloy Power II components. The fans have IP5X-certified dust resistance, so they’ll keep spinning true even if you don’t obsessively clean your rig with blasts of compressed air.

Pricing and availability

The Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti includes GPU Tweak II tuning software along with a one-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license worth $99. Check with your local ASUS representative for details on pricing and availability in your region.

Click the link below to see the full press release.

Press Release

ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

VR-ready gaming graphics card with leveled-up cooling performance and ASUS Aura Sync lighting

KEY POINTS

  • Fastest gaming performance: Up to 5% faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 5.7% faster gaming performance in For Honor
  • Ultimate cooling: MaxContact technology, patented wing-blade IP5X-certified fans, and ASUS FanConnect II
  • Premium quality and reliability: Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology and Super Alloy Power II components
  • Game your way: ASUS Aura Sync lighting for system personalization and VR‑friendly design with two HDMI ports

Taipei, Taiwan (16th March, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti, a VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultrafast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalized styling. Powered by the latest NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1708MHz boost clock in OC mode, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti delivers up to 5 percent faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 5.7 percent faster gaming performance in For Honor™.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including all-new MaxContact, an industry-first GPU cooling technology featuring an enhanced copper heat-spreader that provides a 10-times (10X) flatter surface for up to 2X more contact area with the GPU than traditional heat spreaders, resulting in improved thermal transfer. Together with three patented wing-blade 0dB fans, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti delivers 30-percent-cooler and 3X-quieter performance than reference cards. ASUS FanConnect II provides hybrid-controlled fan headers and a comprehensive set of tuning options with GPU Tweak II to optimize system cooling even further. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with 10+2 phase Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti comes with ASUS Aura Sync, RGB LED synchronization technology that enables complete gaming system personalization. A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers keep a VR headset connected to their system for immersive, virtual-reality gaming anytime. GPU Tweak II software with XSplit Gamecaster provides intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

Ultimate cooling: MaxContact, patented wing-blade IP5X-certified fans, and ASUS FanConnect II

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is equipped with MaxContact, an industry-first GPU cooling technology featuring an enhanced copper heat-spreader that directly contacts the GPU. MaxContact utilizes precision machining to provide a 10X-flatter surface for up to 2X more contact area with the GPU than traditional heat spreaders, resulting in improved thermal transfer. New ROG Strix graphics cards are also constructed with 40 percent more heatsink surface area than previous dual-slot designs, further improving heat dissipation for dramatically cooler and quieter performance.

A patented wing-blade fan design delivers maximum air flow and 105-percent-greater static pressure over the heatsink for more efficient cooling and up to 3X quieter operation than reference cards. The fans are certified under the International Protection Marking (IP code) as IP5X dust resistant for improved reliability and a longer lifespan. This stringent certification process ensures ROG Strix graphics cards provide optimal fan performance, even under severe operating conditions. Additionally, 0dB technology stops the fan completely when the GPU temperature is below a set level, letting gamers enjoy light gaming in complete silence.

ASUS FanConnect II features two four-pin hybrid-controlled headers that can be connected to both PWM and DC system fans for optimal system cooling. The connected fans reference both the GPU and CPU, and operate automatically based on the one with the higher temperature. A comprehensive set of tuning options allow gamers to tune fan speeds for efficient cooling.

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

All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100-percent-automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality, performance and longevity. Since the introduction of Auto-Extreme technology in ASUS graphics cards, reliability has improved by 30 percent. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50 percent.

Super Alloy Power II components with 10+2 phase power delivery enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, reduce component buzzing by 50 percent under full load and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50 percent 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 Ti includes ASUS Aura RGB lighting on both the shroud and backplate. This stunning LED illumination technology can display millions of colors and six different effects. It also comes with ASUS Aura Sync, RGB LED synchronization technology that enables complete gaming system personalization when the graphics card is paired with an Aura-enabled gaming motherboard. ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also has a VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports that let gamers connect a VR headset 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.

Full ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti lineup: Turbo Series

The all-new ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics-card lineup also includes ASUS Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which features a dual-ball-bearing fan for an up to 2X longer card lifespan and a customizable backlit logo to let gamers personalize their system. Auto-Extreme technology ensures premium quality and reliability, and VR-friendly HDMI ports let gamers easily enjoy immersive virtual-reality experiences anytime.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and ASUS Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti will be available worldwide from late-March. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

SPECIFICATIONS [1]

 

ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC edition

(ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING)

ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti

(ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-11G-GAMING)

  • 1683MHz boost clock in gaming mode
    1708MHz boost clock in OC mode
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.5
  • 11GB GDDR5X memory
  • 352-bit memory interface
  • 1 x DVI-D
    2 x HDMI 2.0
    2 x DisplayPort 1.4

 

  • 1582MHz boost clock in gaming mode
    1620MHz boost clock in OC mode
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.5
  • 11GB GDDR5X memory
  • 352-bit memory interface
  • 1 x DVI-D
    2 x HDMI 2.0
    2 x DisplayPort 1.4

 

ASUS Turbo GTX 1080 Ti

(TURBO-GTX1080TI-11G)

  • 1480MHz base clock
    1582MHz boost clock
  • PCI Express® 3.0
  • OpenGL® 4.5
  • 11GB GDDR5X memory
  • 352-bit memory interface
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0
    2 x DisplayPort 1.4

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,368 awards and earned approximately US$14 billion of revenue in 2015.

 

[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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