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Old 07-06-16, 05:15 PM
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ASUS GTX 1080 Strix Review



Our first partner GTX 1080 has appeared in the form of the ASUS Strix, and we put it to the test.


ASUS GTX 1080 Strix Review

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Old 07-06-16, 06:54 PM
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I have to say I'm impressed! Right from the beginning I was very negative about this card due to the issues with the 980 Ti version with the sagging and the cooler design. It seems ASUS fixed that with this version and the 2 x PWM headers are a godsent!

It's certainly a card I will consider now, even though I did say I was probably going for the EVGA GTX 1080 Hybrid, I'm really not so sure anymore. Granted a hybrid version of the Strix would have been lovely, but in the end water cooling is just a luxury thing and it's something I can always consider adding later on with an EK block and Predator AIO to keep things simple.
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Old 07-06-16, 07:46 PM
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I personally prefer the look of the previous Strix, but the fact that this is truly RGB makes it a lot more enticing. I'm looking forward to seeing what ASUS do with AMD Vega in this Strix DC3 version. That should be a lovely update.
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Old 07-06-16, 07:47 PM
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Great review TTL. You put in a serious amount of work in your reviews. I must admit I was hoping for greater overclocking headroom. We might be seeing the ceiling on the GTX 1080 cards already.
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Old 07-06-16, 09:02 PM
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Pretty impressive numbers especially next to the Nedvidia Flanders Edition, I'm looking forward to seeing more 3rd party offerings now.

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Old 07-06-16, 09:47 PM
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Was there ever a noise section?

All in all it was very underwhelming for me personally. Expected a lot more from the shrink..
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Old 07-06-16, 09:55 PM
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I like the efficiency, mostly because it provides lots of headroom for future cards (1080ti) to perform in without melting our PC's.

It seems silly / sad to me, that the makers of the power handling parts and the cooling did not seem to have seen the memo on this. These parts look like they belong on power hungry 980ti and not the new super lean GPU.
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Old 07-06-16, 10:32 PM
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More headroom is always better for those who want to OC.
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Old 07-06-16, 11:13 PM
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I was like hm.. ya and the price is ok(619), but then i had a look at online retailers and fell of the chair ^.^, why would you pay 660 if you can get evga or msi AIO for 20 quid more which will offer better cooling and performance... a bit pointless.
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Old 08-06-16, 12:57 AM
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Some people just don't like AIOs.

Air coolers are also a tad more straight forward to install etc.
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