ASUS ROG Zephyrus S GX502 Glacier Blue

As you might have known, the NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti has just announced a week ago – and holy moly everyone got excited about it. There are a lot of GTX 1080 Ti announced by other manufacturers too, and ASUS is one of them, announcing two different flavours of the GTX 1080 Ti – the ROG Strix GeForce 1080 Ti & Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

ROG Strix GeForce 1080 Ti (2)

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A few highlight points here on both the cards:

  • ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti provides ultra-fast performance, all-new MaxContact cooling and ASUS Aura Sync lighting
  • ASUS Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features a dual-ball-bearing fan for up to
    2X-longer card lifespan and customizable backlit logo
  • Both models also feature GPU Tweak II for intuitive performance tweaking and XSplit Gamecaster for instant gameplay streaming
ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC edition

(ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING)

ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti

(ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-11G-GAMING)

ASUS Turbo GTX 1080 Ti

(TURBO-GTX1080TI-11G)

Base clock and boost clock to be updated Base clock and boost clock to be updated 1480MHz base clock
1582MHz boost clock
PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0
OpenGL® 4.5 OpenGL® 4.5 OpenGL® 4.5
11GB GDDR5X memory 11GB GDDR5X memory 11GB GDDR5X memory
352-bit memory interface 352-bit memory interface 352-bit memory interface
1x DVI-D, 2x HDMI 2.0, and  2x DisplayPort 1.4 1x DVI-D, 2x HDMI 2.0, and  2x DisplayPort 1.4 1x DVI-D, 2x HDMI 2.0, and  2x DisplayPort 1.4

ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

This card right here, has a 2.5-slot width for 40% more surface area for heat dissipation, claims ASUS. They’ve packed in the MaxContact technology for a more optimized heat transfer, since its copper spreader is in direct contact with the GPU die. With ASUS’s patented triple wing-blade 0dB fans, the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti promises to deliver 30% cooler and 3x quieter performance than reference cards. ASUS FanConnect II software also provides CPU- or GPU-controlled fan headers and a comprehensive set of GPU Tweak II tuning options to optimize system cooling even further.

ASUS Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

ASUS Turbo GeForce GTX 1080 Ti features a dual-ball-bearing fan for up to two-times (2X) longer card lifespan and a customizable logo to let gamers personalize their system. It also features a VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports so gamers can enjoy immersive virtual reality at any time without having to swap cables.

What about pricing and availability?

I wish I can answer you… but the prices are still unannounced yet, and the availability is sketchy as of now. The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition is said to be readily available in the market starting from mid-March, whereas the ROG Strix GeForce 1080 Ti is estimated to be available by end of March.

Also, do note that the ROG Strix GeForce 1080 Ti will have its information updated when we receive it. From what we can see, ASUS seems to have two different versions in the works now – one non-OC and another OC version.

We’ll definitely update you when we have more information about it.


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