ASUS Strix GTX 1080 11GB/s Overview
Published: 23rd May 2017 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
This is why we think that the Strix GTX 1080 Plus ends up being curious because the thing we like most isn't the reason for its existence. ASUS have seen fit to equip the Plus with the cooler from the GTX 1080 Ti. Now the original Strix cooler wasn't exactly terrible, but the one on the Titanium was slightly thicker and thus a better performer. The differences in looks are slight at best, although we've done our best to put the original GTX 1080 Strix and this revised Plus edition side by side so you can see that there is some tinkering under the hood. Any chance to get better cooling means more thermal headroom, and thermal headroom means that the nVidia GPU Boost technology has a little more freedom to do the voodoo that it does, which leads to better performance, which is further assisted by the faster GDDR5X, and on we go in a big happy loop of minor improvements adding to make a decent collective difference.