Asus strix GTX 1080 Ti vs Founders edition

Hi. Im building a new PC in the coming month or so and was wandering is it really worth the extra £110 for the asus strix 1080 ti or should i just stick to the founders edition. Will the performance on the asus card be that much better? I know the strix 1080ti has only just been announced but im guessing we will have a rough idea based of of the last gen GPU's as to what the performance increase will be. All help is much appreciated.
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  1. Strix 1080TI will have better cooling/fans,and will be clocked higher. With the better cooling, it'll allow you to OC better than a founder's edition.
    Reply to cl-justin
  2. Wait for aftermarket cards to release, they will have much better cooling, clock speeds and performance.
    Reply to Chugalug_
  3. Are you going to watercool for the card or do you have a case with very poor airflow? If yes then get a reference model. The Ref model with have the largest selection of blocks available and dumps all of it's heat out of the case.

    If you're not watercooling and you case has good airflow wait for the aftermarket coolers. The reference cooler is utter crap, I've had to put a 1:1 fan profile on it to stop it from thermal throttle and it sounds like a mini jet engine.
    Reply to trawetSluaP
  4. Thanks everyone for you answers, im still waiting to see so benchmarks when the asus strix 1080ti comes out but I think i might go with the FE as its £100 cheaper and i don't know if its really worth spending £100 more for the performance increase.
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  5. jonathanwhiting8223 said:
    Thanks everyone for you answers, im still waiting to see so benchmarks when the asus strix 1080ti comes out but I think i might go with the FE as its £100 cheaper and i don't know if its really worth spending £100 more for the performance increase.


    Fair play but be warned the Ref cooler is poor. The card will throttle due to getting hot unless you set an aggressive fan profile which will be loud.
    Reply to trawetSluaP
  6. Don't get the FE cards, go for a solid aftermarket model like the SC or something that isn't too pricy, but still good quality.
    Reply to Chugalug_
  7. Chugalug_ said:
    Wait for aftermarket cards to release, they will have much better cooling, clock speeds and performance.


    How long do you think, we will have to wait for that?
    Reply to Artonn
  8. Another 2 weeks.
    Reply to Chugalug_
  9. Hi guys,

    I'd like to ask you (with regards to the original question) what is your opinion on the noise the cards make. trawetSluaP mentioned that reference coolers are poor but I just watched some videos of noise tests (STRIX and ref) and it did not seem to me that ref was that bad. In fact it seemed to me that it was quieter than the ROG STRIX. I may be deviating a bit here but if I wanted to build quiet machine without OC intensions, wouldn't be 1080 GTX Ti Founders Edition a better pick? I bought Radeon 7950 DirectCU II back in the day (can consider as ROG - they didn't use that trademark at the time I think) and the card was quite loud. Even worse one of it's fan bearing (hope I'm using the right term) degraded over time and I get really afwul sound at certain times / RPMs. So my question is also that if ROGs aren't prone to loudiness over time.
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  10. At load the reference cooler as well as most all blower style coolers ramp up and sound like goddamn jet engines, they also thermal throttle at higher load, don't go for it. :)
    The current generation ROG coolers are very quiet and great performance.
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  11. Pretty sure strix will oc more than founders edition and will be much quiter too.
    Reply to amdrx480
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