ASUS RTX 4080 ROG Strix Review
Published: 15th November 2022 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
It wouldn't be a launch day for a new graphics card if we didn't have one of the Strix models to review. Not only is it about the most famous brand around, it sells faster than a Cheetah who has broken in to your stash of Red Bull.
The ASUS ROG Strix RTX 4090 took the eye-opening performance of the latest model in the Nvidia GPU range and kept it cool, thus giving it a beefy increase in average clock speed which showed up in our performance graphs.
The latest Nvidia card, the RTX 4080, has already demonstrated how it is the second best card on the planet, only bested by its sibling, and the ASUS ROG Strix take on that card uses the same cooler that has already shown itself to be good enough to keep the RTX 4090 cool. Given that the RTX 4080 has significantly less hardware going on under the hood this should ensure that the RTX 4080 is about as cool as it's possible to keep a card using air alone.
But we know you're eager to see how it performs, and we all know what we have in front of us, such is the fame of the Strix name, so let's go over the specifications and some photos before we get down to business.
As you would expect from a product coming under the Republic of Gamers umbrella, and particularly their huge-selling Strix arm, the ASUS RTX 4080 has a chunky boost over the reference card clock speeds, up from 2505 MHz to 2655 MHz in OC mode. We don't know about you but we wouldn't buy a card at this price point only to nerf it by not running it in OC mode, so that's what we'll be doing for our testing.