Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) has launched Strix GeForce GTX 1080, a new VR-ready gaming graphics card with ultra-fast gaming performance, advanced cooling and reliability, and personalised styling.

Powered by the latest GeForce GTX 1080 graphics processing unit (GPU), clocked at 1936 MHz in OC mode, ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 delivers up to 6,5% faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 7,4% faster gaming performance in Hitman.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 includes DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for 30%-cooler and three times (3X) quieter performance, and ASUS FanConnect, which features GPU-controlled fan headers for targeted supplemental cooling. Industry-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II components ensures premium quality and reliability.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 enables gaming system personalisation with Aura RGB Lighting. A VR-friendly design with two HDMI ports lets gamers always keep a virtual reality device connected to their system for immersive gaming anytime. It also comes with GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster for intuitive performance tweaking and instant gameplay streaming.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 is equipped with Asus DirectCU III cooling technology, which features direct-GPU-contact heatpipes that transport more heat away from the GPU, outperforming reference designs and achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance. DirectCU III technology includes triple 0dB fans, engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and improves static pressure over the heatsink by 105%, while operating at three times (3X) quieter volume than reference cards.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 also comes with ASUS FanConnect technology.

All Asus graphics cards are now produced using Auto-Extreme technology, an automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality.

ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 includes Asus Aura RGB Lighting on both the shroud and backplate, capable of displaying millions of colors and six different effects.

GPU Tweak II maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included one-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay.