Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB OC Edition Video Card Review: Page 9 of 9
Posted by Paul Malfy on Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:00am
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
This card not only lived up to my expectations, it surpassed it. Performance was stellar. The Strix 1080 Ti absolutely dominated 1080p, proving that this card is very much overkill at lower resolutions. It did best at 2560 x 1440p with only Watch Dogs 2 and GTA V averaging below 60 FPS. The results at 3440 x 1440 were similar, with only Watch Dogs 2 falling below 60 FPS. Even in 4k, this card did great with all games tested averaging well over 30 FPS.
The massive heat sink kept the card cool, never going over 65°c, even under load. The card ran very quiet, never going over 40 decibels. With everything these days having a focus on VR, the extra HDMI port can come in handy. However, I would have rather sacrificed the DVI port over a Displayport.
I love the new design and color scheme, having moved away from the black and red of the previous generation. The neutral color scheme of the Strix 1080 Ti will allow this card to fit well in any set up, with any color scheme. The RGB lighting on the Strix card is well done. The ROG eye logo looks great lit up, and the lighting on the front of the card is subtle. The 2 hybrid fan headers on the card, as well as an RGB header are excellent and welcomed additions. They help to further the ability to customize your entire build, not just the card.
The ROG Strix GeForce 1080 Ti 11GB OC Edition not only looks great, but it also outperforms both the Founders Edition 1080 Ti and in many cases, the new Titan Xp. So what’s this card going to set you back? At the time of this review, the Asus ROG Stix 1080 Ti is going for $779.99 on both Newegg and Amazon.