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Old 10-07-15, 06:30 PM
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ASUS GTX980Ti Strix SLI Review



The latest Strix branded card comes complete with a new Direct CU III cooler. We test it alone and as a pair in SLI.


ASUS GTX980Ti Strix SLI Review

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Old 10-07-15, 06:42 PM
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nice review Guv, i'm still not a fan (pun intended) of the new cooler, i much preferred the stealth look of the old Strix cards
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Old 10-07-15, 07:16 PM
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Gigantic PCB, Black and red, rekt GTA V, i'll take 3.

...oh wait, I don't haz moneyz and i'm a massive Keplar whore . Well at least we learnt 4k is legit now.

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Old 10-07-15, 07:37 PM
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Good review.

Personally I'd sand the red off the side strip so the light just comes through as white, Remove and paint the other 2 strips black and remove the top red cross and paint it black, To me that would look like sex !
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Personally I'd sand the red off the side strip so the light just comes through as white, Remove and paint the other 2 strips black and remove the top red cross and paint it black, To me that would look like sex !
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Old 10-07-15, 08:55 PM
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Good review Tom. I have a pair of MSI 980 Ti Gaming.Through their gaming app, i can control the led. Shame Asus doesn't do that with GPU Tweak.Also i have a Nvidia SLI bridge. With that i can control the bridge/Cards LED's through Nvidia Geforce Experience LED Visualizer.
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I've been seeing large temperature discrepancies with the 980ti AIB cards. The reviewers claim the MSI 6G tops out at around 73°C, but those with the card are claiming 80°C or more. And on a more related note, Guru3D's review of Strix 980ti showed 82°C, only a few degrees lower than reference while TTL's showed much, much better temps. Obviously it was a great deal quieter, but still. Also, I recognise that case airflow makes a big difference, but it makes me doubt the testing methods of a lot of reviewers. I prefer TTL's layout of actually using a case. Most are on test benches.
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I've been seeing large temperature discrepancies with the 980ti AIB cards. The reviewers claim the MSI 6G tops out at around 73°C, but those with the card are claiming 80°C or more. And on a more related note, Guru3D's review of Strix 980ti showed 82°C, only a few degrees lower than reference while TTL's showed much, much better temps. Obviously it was a great deal quieter, but still. Also, I recognise that case airflow makes a big difference, but it makes me doubt the testing methods of a lot of reviewers. I prefer TTL's layout of actually using a case. Most are on test benches.
You also need to consider some may be testing in summer heat, my tests are always done at 20c
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You also need to consider some may be testing in summer heat, my tests are always done at 20c
Yeah, ambient temperatures will definitely play a role, but I haven't noticed it ever making this big of a difference before.
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With modern GPUs I think testing methods need to be looked at again.

There are far too many results on various tech web sites where the cards are CPU bottlenecked @1080p.

I think more testing @2160p with max settings is needed as this will identify the faster cards rather than letting the CPU get in the way.

A good example of this is Valley where it is pointless benching a couple of TXs @1080p as there is no CPU even on LN2 that can keep up. If the resolution is raised to 2160p then you can bench 4 OCed TXs without problems.
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