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Pros: -Sleek, minimalist design
-Customizable LED backlit logo
Cons: -ASUS' initial release announcement for this card stated that the customizable logo would be capable of RGB, and it is not. It is a white LED.
Overall Review: I purchased this card to replace an EVGA GTX 970 SSC, and I am very pleased at the performance. I ditched the included tuning software, and decided to go with MSI Afterburner as the overclocking tool. I have achieved just under 2.2GHz core clock, with the GDDR5X running at 10.8GHz (effective), with no additional cooling. I haven't attempted to go any further with the overclock. I have not noticed any high temperatures, but I also haven't monitored them closely, as I have not had the misfortune of other reviewers with a loud fan. I set the fan speeds to "auto" in afterburner, and haven't looked back.
I am not upset about the lack of liquid cooling options, as I did my research before purchasing the card, and found that there currently aren't any off-the-shelf solutions. There are, however, multiple sources that can fabricate custom liquid cooling solutions.
Pros: Low cost alternative for a 1080
60FPS at 3440x1440 is nearly guaranteed
Cons: Stock cooler runs hot (82C under load) in small cases
Stock fan slightly loud
Overall Review: I grabbed this card simply because it was in stock. Once it arrived, I threw it into my modded EVGA Hadron Air case (HDD rack removed). The cooler had about an inch of clearance between its fan and the psu. Even though this is a blower style card, the back grill of the GPU has sub par space for venting hot air it seems.
I switched the system from the Hadron Air to a BitFenix Prodigy case and noted a small decrease in temps under load.
This card is also compatible with the NZXT Kracken G10. I've attached it to the card with a Kuhler H20 620 and the performance has been fantastic. The card now hasn't gone above 50C for me under load. I haven't had a chance to test overclocking, but I worry that the single pin power connector would limit my capabilities.
Pros: Runs my oculus rift with ease and every game I have (Fallout 4, GTA IV, Dying Light ect) at max settings without skipping a beat.
For a single fan it runs very cool, I haven't tried overclocking it yet but tbh I dont need to. Its also really quiet too!!!
Compared to my old Radeon HD 7970 the GTX 1080 is extremely light weight, I always worried that my pci lane would break on my motherboard since it happened to my friend, but luckily that wont be an issue here.
The Asus logo on the top is actually a light (thats a plus)
Cons: none :)
Overall Review: I mainly bought this card because I was upgrading my build for VR and it does an outstanding job at it.
32gb Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000
MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium
Crucial SSD 500gb
Rosewill Photon 1050w (Do not buy this psu its garbage!!!)
Thor v2 White case
Pros: super fast super stable card for its price. Purchased this to replace a 660ti and so far no regrets. Card easily fits into most case sizes. One Auxiliary power cord also keeps the inside of the case looking clean and less cluttered. no real need to overclock out of box as well as stays fairly cool when stress tested. Streamline shroud design with that sweet Asus led logo on the side are gorgeous and go with any setup for rig photography (if you're into that).
Cons: The fan is loud, i dont know if mine is defective but it's louder than my stock H100i fans.
and not really a con but a card this nice should have a backplate.
Overall Review: Planning on buying a second one once it's back in stock. best deal for top shelf card I've seen in ages.
Pros: Cheaper than Founder Edition while perform the same. Very quite fan, can barely hear it running.
I am playing the Elder Scrolls Online on a 4K monitor with constant 60~100 FPS. I am very happy about the purchase.
Cons: Not very good overclocking potential.
Pros: No problems with installation. The first game I tested was Mad Max. It runs about 200 fps at 1080p and 60-80 fps at 4K UHD (2160p) on all max graphics settings. I have not overclocked it at all yet, but on default settings, temp runs at about 75C under full load and the fan is relatively quiet.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: My Rig:
Intel Core i7-6700K oc'd to 4.6 GHz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
ASUS Z170-A Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 TURBO
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
-GPU Tuner is easy to use
-easy to install
-more narrow than my old MSI GTX 960. This fits much better in my mini ITX case.
-Temps are easily decreased with the tuner program by slightly lowering power / speed. Running The Division maxxed, on my old LG monitor - 60FPS at 53 C :).
Cons: -the LED isn't as bright as I thought it'd be - it's okay though!
Overall Review: Huge upgrade.
Pros: -Custom board; ASUS is not using the reference board that comes with the founders edition; board is 6+2 design (versus 5+1)
-Solid overclocking (see cons); Im running +200 core/+200 mem 1808/5202/1935 but it looks like the card has even more headroom.
-Great build quality; card is pretty light and fits perfectly in my shuttle XPC
Cons: -Minimal packaging, you get the card, some driver cd and a documentation; A dual 6 pin to 8 connector would have been nice, but Im being picky.
-Minor coil whine, more or less soft buzzing. Its alot quieter than the 1070 founders edition I had
-If you plan on water cooling, ASUS did not use the reference board with this cooler. Some caps have been moved around; EK water blocks are not compatible.
-Card's overclocking ability is hampered by the cooler. Ive seen the card hit 2050mhz, but dials down to 2012mhz once the temp starts ramping up. @65% fan speed, card stays at 2012mhz boost, 67-70C; although the fan is noisy past 60%. At stock speeds, the card boosts to ~1835
-This cooler doesnt completely exhaust all heat from the rear, there is an opening at the top near the SLI connectors. This isnt a problem for me as the ICE Cooler in my shuttle xpc actually assists in removing the excess heat from that area.
Overall Review: Overall; Im very happy with the card. I needed a no frills 1080 as Im putting it in a case with no side window. Continually pleased by ASUS with the quality products they put out.