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RageQuitters Reviews – ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

DirectX 11 - Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5

 

Grand Theft Auto V is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.  The game is the first main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV.

Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California, the single-player story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists while under pressure from a government agency. The open world design lets players freely roam San Andreas’s open countryside and fictional city of Los Santos, based on Los Angeles.

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX1080 - GTA5 - 1080p

Another solid NVIDIA title, the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 performs very well with a 122 FPS average at 1080p, however, this isn’t significantly higher than the GeForce GTX 970’s 103 FPS average indicating a level of being CPU bound here again at our lowest tested resolution.

Average framerates of the AMD R9 280X and R9 290 manage to keep pace fairly well, however, both cards seem to encounter issues with the occasional slightly ‘stutter’ that causes a sudden dip in the minimum framerate as shown in the chart above.

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX1080 - GTA5 - 1440p

As always the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 has an ace up its sleeve and once again proves it is very easy to be CPU bound with this card.  Changing up to 1440p see our other cards fall behind again and widening the framerate gap to the 2:1 ratio that we mentioned before.

A special mention goes to the Radeon R9 290 here as not only has its average framerate manage to be within 6 FPS of the GeForce GTX 970, its minimum framerate has improved significantly as well.

3 comments

  1. Buddydudeguy says:

    The HAF-X is ancient. Cases have come a long way over the years and personally I don’t understand why you would even test in a HAF-X.

    • TerminatorUK says:

      Thanks for the comment Buddy.

      I wouldn’t call the HAF-X ‘ancient’ – it is a high-end gaming case from 2011 with excellent airflow and should have plenty of space for most GPUs.

      Unfortunately our budget isn’t endless and we couldn’t just rebuild our test system for the purposes of the review.

      This section in the article was included more of a highlight to check your case as the card’s width extends beyond a ‘standard’ PCI-E card’s regular dimensions; especially with certain motherboards.

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