Asus reveals the first custom-cooled GeForce GTX 1080 Tis

In a tweet early this morning, Asus' Republic of Gamers account announced the first graphics cards based on the latest addition to the Pascal GeForce family, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. The tweet was accompanied by a picture and a link that was probably meant to go to a micro-site for the cards, but that as of this writing simply redirects to the main Asus website.

The cards in the tweet are Turbo and ROG Strix models. Going by the picture, the cooler designs are identical to the coolers on other cards in those lines, at least visually. Nvidia announced a suggested price of $699 for the Founders' Edition GeForce GTX 1080 Ti last night, but there's no telling how much the ROG cards will go for. Last year when Nvidia announced the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, the Founders' Edition price was higher than the price for cards from its board partners. That may not be the case this time around, though.

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    • Wilko
    • 3 years ago

    Can’t upgrade my rig with it if I can’t buy it! I imagine the supply at launch will be terrible.

    • torquer
    • 3 years ago

    When will eVGA’s hybrid AIO version come out?

    • juzz86
    • 3 years ago

    That Turbo is going to howl like a Banshee. 220W under a shitty third-party blower is not pretty. Even their 970 Turbo was horrid.

      • psuedonymous
      • 3 years ago

      OEM blowers are invariably turds. The NVTTM-derived coolers Nvidia are using are incredibly cheap for their quality (even moreso now the ‘Founders Edition’ price bump is gone) so OEMs could not even build a comparable cooler without raising their prices above the reference version. So you get shitty awful OEM blowers that shave a little off the price of the reference card (i.e. if you buy one of these then sucks to be you), and open coolers that are blinged out the wazoo with angular illuminated shrouds and as many fans as they can glue on, extending far outside the PCIe spec dimension limits.

        • GrimDanfango
        • 3 years ago

        Are you suggesting that getting one with the official nVidia blower is a good route to go then?

          • Chrispy_
          • 3 years ago

          Yes. They’re the best blowers and if you don’t want those 225W dumped back into your case it’s the way to go, especially for dual-card setups.

          Not everyone has a high-airflow case, so an open cooler is not automatically the best option.

            • GrimDanfango
            • 3 years ago

            Ah right, thanks for the info. Yeah, it’s always made me wonder whether 3rd party coolers blowing hot air back into the case wasn’t actually a bad idea compared to stock rear-exhaust cooler designs.
            I’ve tended to avoid the stock coolers because they looked like regular jet-engine-sounding blower fans, but I went for a stock cooled 980 for my last card, and it surprised me by being not especially loud. Nice to know it wasn’t a fluke, and they’re actually well designed.

            I’ve taken the plunge and whacked in a pre-order with nVidia… now I wait 🙂

    • Freon
    • 3 years ago

    Rise… Nice troll, Asus!

    • Voldenuit
    • 3 years ago

    Rise as One. Risen confirmed. Oh, wait.

      • jihadjoe
      • 3 years ago

      As someone posted on /r/amd

      6900k = 1700X+1080Ti

      Looks like it’s time to build an AMD-Nvidia rig again!

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