Asus Strix GTX 1080 Gaming A8G Performance, 8 GB VRAM, RGB
The Asus Strix GTX 1080 Gaming A8G out of the box, has a base clock of 1671MHz and a boost clock of 1809MHz. This is slightly faster than the GTX 1080 FE. In the Asus GPU Tweak software, you can switch to OC mode and takes the clock speeds to 1695MHz base and 1835MHz boost.
The GPU comes with the triple-fan STRIX/DirectCU III cooler, this should be enough to keep the GPU cool even under load. The black design is eye catching and you get LEDs all over the GPU that can be customized according to what meets your preference.
At the back, you have the backplate that has the ROG logo on it. This adds to the GPUs aggressive look overall. You can also connect two case fans to the Asus Strix GTX 1080 Gaming A8G for better cooling. While the reference model has an 8-pin power connector the Asus Strix GTX 1080 Gaming A8G has an additional 6-pin connector for additional power delivery.
- Intel Core i7 6700K Overclocked to 4.4GHz
- ASUS Maximus VIII Hero
- G.Skill Trident Z 16GB @ 3000MHz
- Windows 10 Professional with Anniversary Update (64-bit)
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 1440p Ultra
Here the Asus Strix GTX 1080 Gaming A8G it at the top, only being beaten by the Titan XP. It is also on par with the Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming.
In all the titles tested the trend is similar, the Asus Strix GTX 1080 Gaming A8G comes second to only the Titan XP, at 1080p the cart crushes all the games. At 1440p it is able to keep the FPS over 1440p and at 4K games are playable at 30 FPS. In some cases, the Asus Strix GTX 1080 Gaming A8G even beats the Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming.
The Asus Strix GTX 1080 Gaming A8G is a beast of a GPU and can handle 1440p gaming and 4K gaming pretty well. If you are looking for a high-end GPU that has all the features and the performance to go with it then the Asus Strix GTX 1080 Gaming A8G if a great option to consider. You can check out detailed benchmarks here.