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Review: Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti OC

by Parm Mann on 30 March 2017, 16:45

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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Conclusion

...this £800 powerhouse offers a decent overclock married to an excellent cooler that delivers stable frequencies, low temperatures and minimal noise.

There's plenty happening in the world of gaming GPUs. 2017 has already given us price cuts to the GeForce GTX 1080, AMD is said to have something new just around the corner, and for the enthusiast who accepts nothing but the very best there's a new king going by the name of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Nvidia's latest offers Titan X-beating performance from, ahem, just £700, and if you're considering such an investment you may as well push the boat out and opt for a partner card that offers more speed and better cooling for an additional premium.

A plethora of factory overclocked and custom-cooled cards are on their way, and from the initial air-cooled crop, the Asus ROG Strix is an early contender for pick of the bunch.

Well built and dressed to impress, this £800 powerhouse offers a decent overclock married to an excellent cooler that delivers stable frequencies, low temperatures and minimal noise. It's everything the Founders Edition should have been and a fitting tribute to today's most powerful consumer GPU.

The Good
 
The Bad
Titan X-beating performance
Cooler, quieter and faster than reference
Well suited to a high-res G-Sync display
FanConnect is a useful feature
Asus Aura Sync integration
Massive framebuffer
 
Still a lot of money for a single GPU
Stock-clocked memory



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I'm sorry, I just can't do it. I thought I could, but I can't.

I just cannot bring myself to spend that sort of money on a graphics card, I can afford it, but that's not the point, its just an obscene amount to spend on something as trivial as gaming.

There are just so many more life affirming things I could do with £800.
Where are the rest of the Games in the benchmark test gone like Battlefield 1 ? Those x3 fan's really do keep the Asus ROG 1080 ti cool thats really nice. You do need a large case to host this card.
Bagpusss I totally agree there, its a ALOT of money and its hard to justify it, Thats why you press Buy without thinking and pretend its all Ok, its for a Good cause lol believe me I know how you feel.
Can Hexus also review the MSI 1080Ti Pleaseeeee :@)
Asus are ripping off UK consumers:

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_1080_Ti_Strix_OC/

Its $740 in the US,which should be around £711ish in the UK,so it is overpriced by around £90.

However,at the older exchange rates at which the GTX970 and GTX980TI were launched,at that would make a £700ish card under £600,so TBH,people need to realise the exchange rates are easily adding £100 to the price of a £550 to £600 card.
CAT-THE-FIFTH
Asus are ripping off UK consumers:
"ASUS isn't 100% sure yet what the final retail price will be, but it will definitely be higher than the NVIDIA Founders Edition price. Best guess right now is something in the $740 range"

Whose best guess is this?
TechPowerUp's?
Is that including the retailer's markup, too?
How are they ripping us off, especially on RRPs, when it's the retailer you give your money over to?
Ttaskmaster
"ASUS isn't 100% sure yet what the final retail price will be, but it will definitely be higher than the NVIDIA Founders Edition price. Best guess right now is something in the $740 range"

Whose best guess is this?
TechPowerUp's?
Is that including the retailer's markup, too?
How are they ripping us off, especially on RRPs, when it's the retailer you give your money over to?

LMAO,are you serious regarding Asus pricing??

Why don't you actually look at what they did with the GTX1080.

Look at the BT review of the GTX1080 ROG:

https://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2016/09/27/asus-geforce-gtx-1080-strix-oc-review/1

The Strix OC version we have for review here is, as you might expect, priced highly - £750, at the time of writing, which is around £200 more than you could expect to pay for a standard GTX 1080.

The review was done on the 27th of September:

https://www.poundsterlinglive.com/best-exchange-rates/british-pound-to-us-dollar-exchange-rate-on-2016-09-27

The exchange rate was around $1.24 to a pound.

http://techreport.com/review/30550/asus-rog-strix-geforce-gtx-1080-graphics-card-reviewed.


Confusingly, Newegg sells the A8G card under its full Asus model name, while the O8G is sold as an “OC Edition.” Buyers should be careful to make sure they're getting the Strix card they want. The A8G card sells for $709.99, and the OC Edition sells for $719.99.

Now that was in the same month.

So $720ish at the exchange rate on the day would have equated to around £700ish including VAT. So that is a nice £50 increase in UK pricing.

Plus if you actually have followed larger forums where more people buy higher end Asus gear,it seems the UK pricing on average tends to be higher.