Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB OC Edition Video Card Review: Page 5 of 9

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Posted by Paul Malfy on Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:00am

System Configuration, Testing Environment, and Software

System Configuration

  • Intel Core i7 7700k @ 5.0 GHz
  • Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 5
  • Asus Strix GTX 1080 Ti
  • 32 GB of G. SKILL TRIDENT Z DDR4 @ 3200 MHz
  • CORSAIR HX850i 80 + Platinum Power Supply
  • 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo SSD
  • Swiftech H320 X2 Prestige Edition 360 mm AIO cooler
  • Primochill Praxis Wetbench

Software

  • Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit
  • TechPowerUp - GPU-Z
  • Asus GPU Tweak

Synthetic Benchmarks

  • Futuremark – 3DMark
  • Maxon - Cinebench
  • Unigine – Heaven

Game Benchmarks

  • Battlefield One
  • Crysis 3
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow of Mordor
  • Thief
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • The Witcher 3

Drivers

  • WHQL Driver Version: 381.65
  • Release Date: 4.6.2017

The ambient temperature while testing was 21°c or 70°f. I set the Asus Strix 1080 Ti to Gaming Mode in GPU Tweak. Gaming mode gives the card a base clock of 1569 MHz and a boost clock of 1683 MHz. From there, all games were tested at the cards stock speeds, in gaming mode. The only exception was in 3D MARK, which were run at both stock speeds and overclocked.

For the synthetic benchmarks, I tested Open GL, DirectX 11 and 12. For the gaming benchmarks, the games were run in 1920 x 1080p. 2560 x 1440p, and 3840 x 2160p. I have also recently updated one of my monitors to an ultrawide running at 3440 x 1440p. So we now have results for that resolution as well. We used Nvidia’s most recent WHQL driver, version 381.65. For the operating system, we use Windows 10 Professional due to it being the most recent operating system, as well as having DX 12 support. All games were run on the highest possible settings. The GPU was set to its stock clocks. However, it was set to Gaming mode in GPU Tweak.

Software

With the AURA Lighting control software, you can control each RGB zone on the Graphics Card, Motherboard, RGB Strips and anything certified to work with the AURA software. On the Strix 1070 the RGB zones are on the back plate and the front and side of the shroud. Each zone can be set individually or can be synced, even with other AURA certified peripherals, RGB Strips and motherboards. With the edition of the RGB header on the card, you can add an RGB strip that can be controlled by the card, through this software. There are 6 modes to choose from. These modes are as follows:

  • Static:                                    The light is always on
  • Breathing:                          Lighting fades and out.
  • GPU Temperature:         Changes color when the GPU hit specific temperatures
  • Color Cycle:                        fades between all the colors of the color wheel
  • Strobing:                              Specified Color flashed on and off
  • Music Effect:                      the colors pulse along to the beat of the music or game being played.
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