Hitting many of the right notes - it's fast, relatively cool and quiet - our only slight issue is price.
Those after a truly premium experience need look no further than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Pushed closer to the limit by partners who use a heavy-duty approach to cooling, getting in excess of 60 frames per second at a 4K resolution is now a reasonable aim.
Aorus feels as if the Ti variant is ripe for an Xtreme makoever. Ostensibly using the same cooling as on the GTX 1080 we looked at recently, the card is a mix of beauty and the beast. All lit up and paired with a Gigabyte Aorus motherboard it can serve as a visual treat, but it's designed for big chassis that can readily accommodate its size.
Performance is, as expected, excellent, and it falls into step with other partner-overclocked cards. Hitting many of the right notes - it's fast, relatively cool and quiet - our only slight issue is price. At £800 for this particular model it's more than the Inno3D that's a tad faster in our benchmarks.
And taking a little shine off the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the very recent launch of the Titan Xp, featuring the full complement of 3,840 shaders and 384-bit memory bandwidth present on the GP102 die. As fast as the GTX 1080 Ti is, it is no longer king of the hill.
Bottom line: the Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition is intrinsically a very capable gaming card that's priced at premium levels.
Cooler, quieter and faster than reference
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Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition
The Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition graphics card is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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