The Strix Gaming doesn't disappoint, with well-implemented RGB lighting - all the rage these days - solid construction and a couple of novel features not seen elsewhere...
Conveniently ignoring the Nvidia-built Titan X, the GeForce GTX 1080 remains the best choice for the enthusiast able to spend more than £500 on a single card. There are a glut of partner-built models that occupy pricing between £600-£650 and many offer an enviable balance of speed, low noise and good temperatures.
Asus adds to this cohort of graphics behemoths with a Strix Gaming card that readily takes on the DNA present in its pricier silicon sibling. This model, sharing all the cooling and manufacturer-specific goodies present in the £740 card, brings the Strix Gaming range to a more reasonable price point. The inevitable trade-off is a lower core frequency, of course, yet as you have seen from our slew of benchmarks, the A8G variant is competitive.
£660 is still a heck of a lot of money to lay out for a single graphics card, however, and one should expect excellence in every regard. The Strix Gaming doesn't disappoint, with well-implemented RGB lighting - all the rage these days - solid construction and a couple of novel features not seen elsewhere. And if you buy now, Nvidia's promotion means you get Watch Dogs 2 for free.
The bottom line is straightforward for this model. If you liked the original Strix Gaming O8G and were put off by its stratospheric asking fee, the almost-identical Strix Gaming A8G may well be the card for you.
Fans switch off at idle
Makes good fist of 4K
FanConnect is different
More competitive price
Conservative core frequency
No memory overclock
Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Strix Gaming A8G
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