Nvidia unveiled the GeForce GTX 1080 gaming GPU in May and it has been applauded in the market. The GTX 1080 is Nvidia's fastest processor till date and now the company's partners are rolling out products that are based on the latest GTX 1080 card.
Asus, Nvidia's GPU collaborator, launched the Republic of Gamers Strix GeForce GTX 1080 card on May 27. The company will showcase the new gaming cards at the upcoming 2016 Computex in Taipei, which will start on May 31.
Asus has confirmed the two variants of Strix GeForce GTX 1080: Strix-GTX1080-O8G-Gaming card and the other one is Strix-GTX1080-8G-Gaming card. The company revealed that the 8G card has a base clock of 1,607 MHz, while the O8G is at 1,759 MHz.
The cards differ boost speeds, too. The 8G card offers single boost clock speed of 1,733 MHz. On the other hand, the O8G card includes a couple of boost clock speeds: a 1,898 MHz speed in Game Mode and 1,936 MHz in OC mode.
However, both cards have 8 GB of GDDR5X memory, a 256-bit memory interface, single DVI-D output, HDMI 2.0 outputs and DisplayPort outputs.
The above is a significant improvement as the Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition runs at 1,607 MHz and can boost up to 1,898 MHz.
The high speeds of the Asus Strix cards can cause overheating issues, but the company has addressed the problem. Asus suggests that the gaming cards benefits from "direct-GPU-contact" heatpipes, which pulls away the heat from the card via surface transference.
"The Wing-Blade fans are carefully shaped to maximize static pressure over the heatsink, contributing to a 30 percent improvement in cooling performance over the Founders Edition," says Asus.
The company claims that the Strix is also quieter when compared to the GTX 1080 Founders Edition.
Asus suggests that apart from sheer power, customers can also experience color and brightness with the Strix cards.
"Featuring Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and backplate, ROG Strix graphics cards are capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects for a personalized gaming system," says Asus.
The lighting on the card have color-shifting pattern and users can also customize it.
The GTX 1080 has a price tag of $699. However, the standard version of the Strix will be priced at $619.99 and the higher model will cost $639.99. Customers looking to buy a new gaming GPU should wait another few days as the Strix will hit the shelves on June 4.