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ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX Gaming 8GB GDDR5X Graphics Card

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Overview

Product overview

• NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX chipset pushes the base clock speed to 1607MHz and a 1733MHz boost speed
• 8GB of GDDR5X video memory (VRAM) running at 10Gbps, which provides incredible gaming performance
• Limited to two units per customer
• Connect a range of monitors to the graphics card with two DisplayPort, a DVI-D and two HDMI ports
• Supports up to four monitors for an immersive gaming experience, with a maximum resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels on each, 8K (UHD) supported
• Supports NVIDIA’s SLI HB Bridge for a two-way SLI solution that delivers silky-smooth gameplay
• Full-sized card that takes up two expansion case slots – check your case and motherboard dimensions first
• ASUS DirectCU III cooling features three triple wing-blade 0dB fans which deliver maximum air flow
• Three year manufacturer warranty
• Manufacturer part number: STRIX-GTX1080-8G-GAMING / 90YV09M1-M0NM00

Special Features
• Virtual reality (VR) ready so you can enjoy a fascinating 360-degree gaming experience
• NVIDIA G-SYNC allows the card to synchronise with G-SYNC ready monitors to minimise display stutter and input lag
• Includes GPU Tweak II software which allows you to adjust clock speeds, voltages, fans speeds and more
• Aura RGB lighting adds a great visual effect, letting you control the coloured strips on your graphics card

NVIDIA’s new flagship GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card is the most advanced gaming graphics card ever created. Discover unprecedented performance, power efficiency, and gaming experiences—driven by the new NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. This is the ultimate gaming platform. #GameReady.

What can I expect from this graphics card?
Experience a quantum leap in gaming with this GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX graphics card, which is powered by NVIDIA’s new Pascal architecture. The world’s most advanced GPU architecture delivers game-changing performance, innovative technologies and immersive, next generation virtual reality (VR). The card is designed for the PCI Express 3.0 bus architecture, which is also backwards compatible. The GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX comes with ultra-fast FinFET and high-bandwidth GDDR5X technologies. This, combined with support for DirectX 12 features, gives you the fastest, smoothest, most power-efficient gaming experience – up to twice the performance and three times the efficiency compared to the Titan X.

The card is able to accommodate the latest displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution and multiple monitors, through the power of the new Pascal architecture. It is plug-and-play compatible with leading VR headsets driven by NVIDIA VRWorks technologies – so you’ll be able to hear and feel every movement, with VRWorks Audio, physics and haptics working together to deliver a truly immersive gaming experience. NVIDIA GameWorks technologies provide smooth gameplay and cinematic experiences and through NVIDIA Ansel you are able to capture 360-degree in-game shots, even in VR. Perfected for gaming now and in the future, the card also supports Vulkan API and OpenGL 4.5.

What is the performance like on this card?
An impressive 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM running at 10Gbps and GPU at 1607MHz base clock speed, 1733MHz boost, provides astonishing graphics-rendering performance, so you can enjoy the latest games with settings maxed out. NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0 is embedded into the GTX 1080 STRIX, which dynamically maximises clock speeds based on workloads and allows enthusiast-class controls such as temperature target and fan controls. The card also supports NVIDIA’s new SLI HB bridge which doubles the available transfer bandwidth compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, delivering silky-smooth gameplay and the ultimate performance. With these features, this card offers the best way to enjoy surround gaming.

How can I connect to this graphics card?
A number of displays can be connected to this graphics card, with two Display Ports, dual-link DVI-D and two HDMI ports provided. You’ll be able to future proof yourself for higher resolution monitors in development, with support for up to 7680 x 4320 pixels through DisplayPort. Up to four monitors can be used at the same time, and with simultaneous multi-projection you can game without experiencing stretched viewpoints. This will improve performance in VR and improve display accuracy when using NVIDIA Surround.

NVIDIA G-SYNC provides a stunning visual experience, and with a compatible monitor you can minimise display shutter and input lag. NVIDIA GameStream lets you stream GeForce GTX gaming experience to portable devices like the NVIDIA Shield.

How well can I overclock this card and is software included?
ASUS has equipped the card with various features to ensure it is well cooled and has excellent overclocking potential. The DirectCU III cooling system ensures that your card will be 30% cooler. The GTX 1080 STRIX is also equipped with two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans for targeted cooling. This is to ensure that chassis fans respond to the heat of the GPU and apply cooling when needed.

The included GPU Tweak II software allows you to adjust clock speeds, voltages, fan speed and more. Depending on your level of experience with tuning graphics cards, you can also choose between standard or advanced modes. The program’s integration with XSplit Gamecaster means you can easily stream or record your gameplay through an in-game overlay, and a one year premium licence is provided.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great overclocker, don't fall for the factory OCd one! Bought this card as the factory OCd one (more expensive) wasn't in stock and i was worried it wouldnt match the clock speeds.... Well it exceeds the factory OCd version sitting at 2ghz stable with no problems and no voltage adjustment. Dont be afraid of getting this card for cheaper and over clocking it, there's nothing to it!
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Specification

Connectivity

Bus Standard:

PCI Express 3.0

Number Of DVI Outputs:

1

Number Of Display Port Outputs:

2

Max Number Of Displays Supported:

4

Number Of Filled Slots:

2

Number Of HDMI Outputs:

2

General

Type:

Graphics Card

Graphics Engine:

NVIDIA GTX 1080 ROG STRIX

Image Specifications

Video Memory Type:

GDDR5X

Video Memory Capacity:

8192MB

HDMI Standard:

v2.0b

Maximum Resolution:

7680 x 4320 @ 60 Hz (digital)

Virtual Reality Ready:

Yes

Power Specifications

Minimum Power Supply:

300W

Technical Specifications

Engine Clock Base:

1607MHz

Engine Clock Boost:

1733MHz

Memory Clock Speed:

10MHz

Memory Bus:

256bit/s

Warranty

Warranty:

3

Dimensions & Weight

Width:

298mm

Depth:

134mm

Height:

40mm

System Requirements & Software

Software:

ASUS GPU Tweak II & Driver

DirectX Version Support:

12

OpenGL Version Support:

4.5

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