Wednesday June 15, 2016

ASUS GTX 1080 Strix Gaming 8GB

There is a review of the ASUS GTX 1080 Strix Gaming 8GB video card posted today at techPowerUP. If you plan on upgrading to a GTX 1080 that overclocks well, has a large custom cooler and RGB lighting, this review will be of interest to you.

The GeForce GTX 1080 is based on NVIDIA's "Pascal" architecture. This architecture sees the streaming multiprocessors (SMs), the indivisible subunits of an NVIDIA GPU, get even more dedicated components, which increases their performance. NVIDIA claims to have "meticulously" designed the GPU architecture to be as energy efficient as possible given the silicon fab node and is leveraging the 16 nm FinFET node at TSMC for "Pascal."