Asus launches two new graphics cards based on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 GPU

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Earlier this month, NVIDIA took the GPU market by storm with the introduction of its GeForce GTX 1080 “Pascal” graphics chip. It is the fastest graphics processor that the company has released till date and now Nvidia partners are rolling out their GTX 1080-based solutions alongside the official launch, including Asus, which has been a key partner for the company for long.

The company launched its Republic of Gamers (ROG) Strix GeForce GTX 1080 card on Friday and are up for grabs now. The card is going to be showcased at Computex 2016, scheduled to take place next week.

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The Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is available in two different variants, the Strix-GTX1080-O8G-Gaming card and the Strix-GTX1080-8G-Gaming card. Both card have a base clock of 1,607MHz, 8GB of GDDR5X memory, a 256-bit memory interface, one DVI-D output, two HDMI 2.0 outputs, and two DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. PCI Express 3.0 and OpenGL 4.5 are also supported by both when it comes to the basic configurations, however, they are different in their boost speeds. The Strix GTX1080 8G gaming card has a single boost clock of 1,733MHz, while, on the other hand, the Strix GTX1080 O8G gaming card has two boost clock speeds: a 1,898MHz speed in Game Mode and an even higher 1,936MHz in OC mode.

“All Asus graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an industry-exclusive, 100-percent automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality,” the company said on Friday. “Auto-Extreme technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50 percent.”

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As for the pricing, The Strix GTX1080 O8G gaming card is priced at $640 and the Strix GTX1080 8G gaming card costs $620.

So what are your thoughts on these cards? Are you willing to pay $20 extra for the overclocked model? Do let us know in comments down below!

Image source: Digital Trends


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