Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti - The Verdict
Performance Summary: Summarizing the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G’s performance is as easy as could be. Because it is the highest-clocked 1080 Ti we have evaluated to date, it is also the fastest graphics card we have tested. Across the board, the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti offered slightly better performance than a Founder’s Edition card. The Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti also overlocked slightly better and kept the GPU cooler as well.
With all that said, the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11G is not the highest clocked 1080 Ti that’s been announced – it is just the first one we have received. Gigabyte actually has an Xtreme Edition version of this card with even higher-clocks, but it’s priced significantly higher as well.
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The Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is one heck of a graphics card. If you don’t mind the huge, triple-slot cooler, this card offers a lot to discerning gamers. The Windforce Stack 3X cooler is quiet and effective. The card overclocks very well. It has a flexible output configuration with accommodations for a front-mounted HDMI port to facilitate attaching VR HMDs, customizable RGB lighting, and user-selectable frequency modes. Of course, its performance is also top-notch thanks to its powerful GPU and factory-overclock.
Despite all of the goodness, the $719 Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti only commands an approximate $20 premium over a standard Founder’s Edition card, and for a limited time copies of ‘For Honor’ or ‘Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ are being thrown in as well. We look forward to checking out other custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti’s in the future, but we may already have been spoiled by the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. This card hits a lot of high notes.