Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 OC Edition 8GB 11Gbps Video Card Review: Page 4 of 11

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Posted by Heath Coop on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00am

A Closer Look

The Strix GTX 1080 had an extremely angular fan shroud that covers a rather impressive cooler that ensures the Nvidia GP104-400-A1 2560 Cuda core GPU and 11000MHZ GDDR5X memory stay nice and cool. The backplate features angular lines with a large ROG emblem and also helps cool the card.

The Asus ROG Strix video cards have a distinctively sculptured look. The openings around the fans are RGB lit, which we’ll show later in the review.

The Republic of Gamers logo on the side as well the the ROG eye logo on the backplate feature user definable RGB LED lighting like the openings around the fans.

Both the Asus and Republic of Gamers logos are features on the ROG Strix 1080 fans.

GeForce GTX, Asus, and Strix logos abound the card, leaving little doubt about the seriousness for the video card.

There is at least one of each of the most common monitor connections, so there are plenty of connections options. DVI-D is a bit dated at this point though and an additional HDMI or DisplayPort might have a better choice.

An 8-pin and  6-pin power connectors supply power. The GTX 1080 is a hungry card and Asus wanted to make sure the ROG Strix 1080 got all the power is needs.

Asus has added a pair of 4-pin fan connectors to the video card, allowing additional fans to be controlled directly by the user based on GPU temperatures.

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