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AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 29, 2017 3:40 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: AORUS

Final Thoughts

 

AORUS offers some great performance with their GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition, with 4K 60FPS gaming possible with a few in-game visual tweaks, and 60FPS+ at 3440x1440 if you own an UltraWide monitor. As I said on the previous page, I recommend 21:9 gaming over 4K gaming - as you get more performance on Ultra settings, and there are 100Hz monitors on the market at 3440x1440. Compared to 4K which maxes out at 60Hz, at least for now before the 4K 144Hz G-Sync displays drop later this year.

 

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I knew coming into this review that the AORUS card would perform great, with the card hitting a temperature ceiling of 71C. Even though AORUS has deployed better cooling on the GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition over the previous GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming graphics card, it's only 1C cooler under load, as the GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming hit 70C under our testing. At idle, it was hitting mid-40s.

 

 

If you haven't purchased a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card yet, and don't want to wait a little while longer - or spend much more money on it, AORUS offers one of the best GTX 1080s on the market with their GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition. It has a better cooler, and while it doesn't help too much under its own OC profiles - tweakers and modders will have a GPU copper back piece that will keep the GPU cooler anyway.

 

Performance wise, its a 3440x1440 and 4K monster - but the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is really the 4K card right now. If you're a 1440p 144/165Hz display owner, or have been eyeing off the awesome 34-inch UltraWide monitors out there with a native 3440x1440 resolution, the AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition is a great choice.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (overclocking, power)90%
Quality (build, design, cooling)95%
General Features (display outputs, etc)95%
Bundle, Packaging & Software95%
Overall TweakTown Rating94%

The Bottom Line: Nothing but class from GIGABYTE as they shift their gaming brand focus to AORUS, with the AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition being a great first step towards a new line of products.

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