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ASUS’s Custom ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Turbo Graphics Cards Unveiled – Designed For Overclockers


ASUS has announced the world's first custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti models which will be launching in March. Their custom cards would include products based on their ROG STRIX and Turbo series coolers.

ASUS Unveils Custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Cards - Launching in Beastly ROG STRIX and Turbo Variants

ASUS will be launching two variants which include the ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Turbo. Both graphics cards will feature custom cooling which would allow better overclocking on the latest Pascal based GPU.

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The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Turbo will be featuring a modest cooler design, outfitted with a blower-style fan. The card will come in black/silver color combination and would likely stick with the reference PCB. Pricing of this variant should stick with NVIDIA's reference price of $699 US. The ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti on the other hand uses a more beefy, triple fan cooler.

This is ASUS's latest DirectCU III cooling system that combines Super Alloy Power II components. These deliver the best stability and overclocking results under any circumstance. The card is further built in ASUS's industry-leading Auto-Extreme process which ensures the best quality for graphics cards. ASUS's triple slot behemoth comes with ASUS AURA RGB LED support and should feature a custom PCB and a custom backplate. The ROG STRIX variant could retail at a little premium over $699 US if not the same.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition AIB Packaging

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications – Better and Beefier Than Titan X (P) With 11 GB/s G5X VRAM, 484 GB/s Raw and 1.2 TB/s Supercharged Bandwidth

NVIDIA has went all out with the specifications of their grandest graphics card to date. The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features the same Pascal GP102 GPU featured on the Titan X (P) but is better than that in all ways possible. The NVIDIA GP102 Pascal GPU packs 12 Billion transistors and has 6 graphics processing clusters of which two are disabled. This adds up to a total of 28 SM units with 128 cores each. A truly OG chip designed for the ultimate gamer out there.

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The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features 3584 CUDA Cores, 224 Texture Mapping Units and 88 ROPs. These are clocked at a boost clock of 1582 MHz which can go as high as 2 GHz with overclocking. The Pascal cards are built to overclock like crazy and custom models will further boost the clock rates on availability day.

The card also features a 11 GB GDDR5X VRAM that run across a 352-bit bus interface. NVIDIA has shipped their flagship with the fastest G5X solution to date.

The Titan X (P) used 10 GB/s models while the 1080 Ti makes use of the new 11 GB/s memory chips which results in a cumulative bandwidth of 484 GB/s that’s going to be on par with SK Hynix’s HBM2 memory launching in Q2 2017.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Specifications:

WCCFtechGTX TItan X PascalGTX 1080 TiGTX 1080
Transistors12 Billion12 Billion7.2 Billion
Die Size471mm²471mm²314mm²
Memory Speed10Gbps11Gbps11Gbps
Memory Interface384-bit352-bit256-bit
Memory Bandwidth480GB/s484 GB/s320GB/s
CUDA Cores358435842560
Base Clock14171480 MHz1607
Boost Clock15301583 MHz1730
Price$1200 US$699 US$499 US

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Availability Next Week and Pre-Orders Now:

GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, including the NVIDIA Founders Edition, will be available worldwide on March 10, from NVIDIA GeForce partners, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Pre-orders on nvidia.com will go live on March 2, at 8am Pacific. The card will be available in custom models in late March.