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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

AORUS isn't scared of making their products stand out from the crowd, and the new GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G does just that - it is a nice bump on the looks side of things, and of course: performance. But first, let's take a look around the card and see what stands out.

 

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The front of the box doesn't do much, but it's what's on the inside that counts, right?

 

 

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There's much more information on the back of the box, explaining the WINDFORCE Stack 3X cooling system, large copper base plate, advanced copper back plate, and more.

 

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Here we have the AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G in all of its glory, with the triple-fan cooler standing out - and the huge 'X' in the middle. AORUS makes graphics cards SEXY.

 

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The rear of the AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G is where the big difference takes place - the massive copper base plate keeps the GPU nice and cool.

 

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The elaborate heat sink array can be seen here, with the 8+8-pin PCIe power connectors on the far right.

 

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Speaking of the 8+8-pin PCIe power connector setup, here's a closer look.

 

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AORUS went into overdrive to keep the GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G cool, just look at the chunky heat sink underneath the cooler.

 

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The heat sink fins extend past the end of the graphics card itself, snuggled right next to the PCIe power connectors.

 

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We have 3 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI 2.0 and DVI for display connectivity - on the rear.

 

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While on the front of the card, another 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports for VR/TV goodness.

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