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Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB OC Edition Review

Temperatures & Clock Rates

Overclocking

Overclocking the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB OC Edition yields moderate gains, so long as you're willing to tolerate the fan's 3500 RPM maximum speed.

While the silicon lottery plays some part in each board's available headroom, it's always going to be difficult for GP102 to hit 2.1 GHz on air. Even if you are successful, maintaining stability at that frequency is exceedingly difficult.

It's possible to dial in slightly higher clock rates from the GDDR5X as well. Just be careful, because those modules get pretty hot when they're overclocked.

Temperatures & Frequencies

The following table includes starting and end values for our temperature and GPU Boost clock rates.

Start ValueEnd Value
Open Test Bench
GPU Temperatures39°C70°C
GPU Frequency1962 MHz1873-1887 MHz
Ambient Temperature22°C22°C
Closed Case
GPU Temperatures41°C73°C
GPU Frequency1936 MHz1860-1873 MHz
Temperature Inside Case25°C41°C
OC (Open Test Bench)
GPU Temperatures (3550 RPM)28°C63°C
GPU Frequency2012 MHz2055 MHz
Ambient Temperature22°C22°C

Temperatures vs. Frequency

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Here's a closer look at the data over 15 minutes, during our sample's warm-up phase.

Infrared Temperature Analysis

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As the pictures show, the area around the VRM and memory modules gets very hot. Over time, this thermal energy spreads across the board towards the GPU, heating up the memory modules in its path. This could have been addressed using direct cooling with a VRM heat sink.


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  • jasonbgreen83
    I'm DISGUSTED that this $750 video card has jumped to $1200 in the last few days just as I was getting the money saved up to add one to my build. I refuse to be a victim of this price gouging greed. I'm sick of these companies pulling this limited stock crap to raise the prices to insane levels. Same thing with Intel and the 8700k. It's DISGUSTING
    Reply
  • dstarr3
    20278033 said:
    I'm DISGUSTED that this $750 video card has jumped to $1200 in the last few days just as I was getting the money saved up to add one to my build. I refuse to be a victim of this price gouging greed. I'm sick of these companies pulling this limited stock crap to raise the prices to insane levels. Same thing with Intel and the 8700k. It's DISGUSTING

    If you click the Newegg link it shows a price of $799. I don't know why Tom's is reporting a $1,200 price tag.
    Reply
  • jasonbgreen83
    I'm disgusted that this $750 video card has jumped to $1200 dollars in the last few days just as I got the money up to add one to my build. I refuse to be a victim of this price gouging greed. These companies are ridiculous with this limiting third stock crap just to raise the prices. Same thing with the Intel 8700k.
    Reply
  • derekullo
    20278033 said:
    I'm DISGUSTED that this $750 video card has jumped to $1200 in the last few days just as I was getting the money saved up to add one to my build. I refuse to be a victim of this price gouging greed. I'm sick of these companies pulling this limited stock crap to raise the prices to insane levels. Same thing with Intel and the 8700k. It's DISGUSTING

    I see the confusion.

    There are 4 versions of the card.

    ASUS ROG Poseidon
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814126202$859

    ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Ti DirectX 12 STRIX - Not Overclocked
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814126187$759

    ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Ti DirectX 12 STRIX - Overclocked
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814126186$1199

    ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti DirectX 12 - Blower-cooled design
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=9SIA0AJ6E80374$1299

    You can still buy the card for $759 as long as you don't go for the water cooled, overclocked or rear exhaust models.

    Less complaining, More research
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  • jasonbgreen83
    I've had this exact card on my part list on PC partpicker for the last 5 months or so. Been saving up for it. It has been 750-800 for the OC version. In the last 48 hours that has jumped up to over a grand. For the exact same card. I know there are slower ones available, this exact card has jumped up. Now I have to wait for it to come back down.
    Reply
  • The_King
    Why include a Fury X which is alreay EOL, but not the Vega 56 and 64 in your benchmarks ?
    Reply
  • davidgirgis
    I own this card.

    I have used this card for games daily since it came out last April. It is as fast as Tom's Hardware says it is.

    Check out my build:
    https://pcpartpicker.com/b/NTCbt6

    In August, the card started freezing immediately after I launched Dragon Age: Inquisition or The Division. Asus RMA'ed the card, and the new card works even better.
    It is now running 1708 MHz GPU and 11100 MHz VRAM at 120% power target, with a slightly more aggressive fan curve than default. GPU boost does the rest auto-magically.
    Reply
  • a.p.martinez765
    WTF 1200 bucks?? Ok this has to stop the PC community cannot afford to pay over a thousand dollars every time a new GPU comes out....
    Reply
  • dark_wizzie
    What is a PCA?
    Reply
  • davidgirgis
    20278838 said:
    What is a PCA?

    A PCB (Printed circuit board) populated with electronic components is called a printed circuit assembly (PCA), printed circuit board assembly or PCB assembly (PCBA)

    Credit: Wikipedia
    Reply