ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo Similar to Nvidia FE GPU
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo is the latest addition to the ASUS GPU range. The GPU has a lateral design which means that it pushes heat out of the case. You can also connect another fan with it to sync with the GPU temperature if you feel the need for it. The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo is quite similar to the Nvidia Founders Edition.
No exact pricing or launch dates have been revealed concerning the GPU. The ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo has a 1607 MHz core clock and a 1733 MHz boost clock with 10 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory. In a press release today ASUS explained:
ASUS announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Turbo graphics card (model: TURBO-GTX1080-8G). Positioned below its ROG GTX 1080 STRIX, the card is expected to be priced somewhere between the $599 baseline NVIDIA set for this SKU, and the $679 price at which the company sells the STRIX. Much like the reference-design (Founders Edition) card, the GTX 1080 Turbo features a lateral-flow cooling solution, which pushes hot air out of the case.
I do not see why people would buy this. Sure it is from ASUS but the design is pretty much the same as the Founders Edition. If people want that then they can get it, why buy this instead?
The other two things this card has in common with the reference board is clock speeds – 1607 MHz core, 1733 MHz GPU Boost, 10 GHz (GDDR5X-effective) memory; and the need for just a single 8-pin PCIe power connector. The card features an RGB LED lit “ASUS” logo along its top. You also get one 4-pin PWM case-fan header, with which you can drive at least one case fan in sync with the GPU temperatures (the GTX 1080 STRIX features two such headers). The display output layout is similar to the GTX 1080 STRIX, with two DisplayPorts 1.4 and HDMI 2.0b ports.
So with this GPU you are pretty much paying for the Asus logo and that is all. Specs are pretty much the same as the Founders Edition GPU by Nvidia. You do however pay less.