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RageQuitters Reviews – ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

Conclusion and Rating

Before concluding and scoring the review, I would like to take the opportunity to extend a massive thank you to Asus for providing us with a review sample of this truly outstanding graphics card so that we could provide you with this article.

The conclusion to this review is very simple:  if you want the fastest graphics card in the world (including custom GTX 1080 designs) then the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is the card you should seriously consider.

The performance is so fast that you are very likely to be CPU-bound at 1080p where you will not get the most out of this card.  This card was born for 1440p gaming which is cruises by at triple-digit average FPS figures in most titles.

Asus have tuned the card’s clock rates to the very edge of stability – you will not need to overclock the card further (nor will there be any additional headroom to do this).

Asus have managed to achieve this while not compromising on the usual suspects – heat, power and noise.  The Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 runs both incredibly cool and very quiet for a card of this caliber and was a pleasure to use in this regard.

Aesthetically, Asus has done a fantastic job in offering an excellent back plate to the card as well as extensive RGB lighting zones and customisation through the Asus Aura application – truly a modder’s dream come true.

The only negative points of the GPU are the width of the card and if it will fit in some cases / with some motherboards, the price and the lack of overclocking headroom.

The summary of our findings are as below:

Pros:

  • The fastest graphics card in the world (and potentially the best GTX 1080 card that money can buy performance wise out-of-the-box)
  • Attractive looks, excellent build quality, back plate and RGB lighting
  • Runs cool and very quietly

Cons:

  • At around £630, this card is very expensive is producing a worrying year-on-year increase in cost which will be well outside of your average gamer’s budget
  • Check the fit with your case / motherboard before purchasing; this features a wide PCB board
  • Little to no extra overclocking headroom available

 

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SCORE:

Performance - 95%
Ascetics - 90%
Build Quality - 90%
Value for Money - 60%

84%

Excellent

Asus have created the ultimate GeForce GTX 1080 card with the ROG Strix. Being already overclocked close to its limit, you can be sure that you are receiving a premium grade GTX 1080 which offers about the best single card, single GPU performance available on the planet today.Combined with outstanding ascetics, build quality, low temperatures, low noise and RGB lighting, you have everything you need keep enthusiasts happy.We therefore have no hesitation in awarding our prestigious RageQuitters gold award:

User Rating: 4.4 ( 2 votes)
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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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