( 5.0 Average / 17 Ratings )
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Wow, I thought my Strix 980ti was fast but this is something else. The performance and the temperatures are ridiculous. I'm struggling to get it above 60c. The 980ti almost always ran at 83c. Apart from the price, this is a fantastic card, the led's are subtle, something I was looking for. It eats everything that I throw at it so far.
One of the absolute best GPUs out there right now. It is very fast and, important to me, it is quiet when under load! I use this to push a 1440p 165 hz monitor and it does so with relative ease. I don't play many AAA games, in fact I think the only one is really BF1. I mainly play SC2 and will fire up GTAv, ForHonor, and The Witcher 3 whenever I get spare time but with school and work I just squeeze in some Zerg matches and call it good.
I use the GPU acceleration in Photoshop and Lightroom and have noticed a big difference between this and the 390x I had prior. Many versions of the 1080ti perform identically, I went toward the Strix to match my mobo and well I have an Asus ROG monitor so...themed!
Overall - If you can find one at a decent price (mining craze is starting to affect the 1080ti) snag it up! It will push 1440p very well and one single card can push 60fps on 4k! This should be in my PC for many years to come.
AMAZING CARD!!!! this thing looks amazing performs amazing and best of all it doesnt sag on my board.
Games like a beast, stays extremely cool, overclocks really well even with a locked voltage and doesn't cause any problems being mixed in my system with an rx 480
Originally an R9 Nano; still noisy at idle and made even worse by its new spot on my desk. Tried to mod the fan (terribly) which silenced it, but the NF-A9x14 spins at less than half the RPM and could not prevent throttling. Finally caved and bought the ASUS Strix 1080 Ti, which was my original plan for this build; the 2.5 slot design means that with the shroud removed, there is only 1-2 mm of space between the two Silent Wings 3 in exhaust right below it.
I knew for a fact that the Strix 1080 fit; I triple checked all over the place to make sure that the 1080 Ti was the same length and width, but I was still real anxious, especially with Newegg's replacement-only return policy. The rear side panel mounting clip is less than a millimeter away from the upper left corner of the PCB on this thing. Close shave.
Literally incredible! Super fast and very cool!
Performance is stunning and it looks really sexy! In my 100R case that has horrible airflow it never goes above 64 °C when I play games. The only downside is that there are two tiny LEDs that are always on even when the PC is switched of. Since I have a side-window I have to turn the PSU off every night cuz it annoys me when I want to sleep.. but thats not really a big deal.
Cheaper than the OC version in most markets and indentical in every way other than bios voltage limitation (cannot prove/disprove binning-cherry picking on OC models). First day bios reflashed with the OC bios for unlocking the +60 voltage limit (270 -> 330) and silicon lottery is on the average/good side, nothing too exceptional and achievable by most ti's with adequate cooling, @~2030mhz clock and 12300mhz memory (+650 at current OC bios). There is quality engineering on the PCB and components used and the card has a neutral color with RGB accents to match any build. Solid card with great cooling but enormous (height 2.5 slots and quite lengthy) and hard to fit in all builds. Make sure your psu and case can handle before purchase. Coil whine is unfortunately present as usual with all high fps scenarios (card pushing a constant 165 fps, no time for chilling on gaming sessions) but not driving owners mental as a Gigabyte I replaced and same/slightly more audible as on an MSI Gaming X I also owned (also a beastly overengineered card, slightly better cooler material construction). Coil whine plague boils down mostly to quality components used by manufacturer, psu power delivery of course, luck of the draw, rma, rma and rma. I strongly advise you flash the OC bios version if you have basic knowledge of what you are doing as the extra few watts can be your clock's limiting factor for the last few hz oc. Don't interrupt the flash procedure and the process is reversible, provided you have already backed up your original firmware (or get the original from techpowerup). For those wondering here are the links of the non OC and OC bios, you will notice while the clock increase is highly irrelevant on manual overclocking, the extra wattage limit can help you push it to the absolute limit.
A beast of a card. They should start including video card support brackets in the box to prevent the card from sagging.
Nitpicking: There are visible wires in the cooler that are blue / green in color. Preferred if wires are all black.
Fastest card I've ever owned this things is seriously fast and overclocks like a beast and the RGB looks great also.