Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition (11GB GDDR5X) Review

Thanks to Gigabyte and local HK distributor Synnex, we will be taking a look at the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G. This is Gigabyte’s highest performing graphics card in their catalog, and features Nvidia’s latest GTX 1080 Ti GPU that’s been pre-overclocked. It now boasts a base clock speed of 1632 MHz and boost speed of 1746 MHz. It’s the higest clock speed I’ve seen for a Geforce GTX 1080 Ti. To give you an idea of the how far Gigabyte have overclocked this baby, here the reference speed taken from Nvidia’s website – Base clock: 1480 MHz, boost: 1582 MHz.

When I say this graphics card is FAST, I mean really mean it …



Gigabyte have added some nice features to this card, which really makes it stand out from the rest. Such as the Copper Base Plate (which forms part of the PCB backplate), Windforce Stack cooling with 3X 100mm fans that spin alternately, Angular Fin Design and Composite Heatpipe.

As with all GeForce GTX 1080 Ti’s, you’ll find 11GB of GDDR5X ram, along with a memory bus of 352-bit and bandwidth of upto 11Gbps. And yes, this card does requires a minimum recommended power supply of 600W.

Here’s a quick comparison of the GeForce GTX 10 series from Nvidia (default reference clock speeds)…

  GeForce GTX 1080 Ti  GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1060
Architecture Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal
CUDA Cores 3584 2560 1920 1280
Base Clock Speed 1480 MHz 1607 MHz
1506 MHz
1506 MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1582 MHz 1733 MHz 1683 MHz
1708 MHz
Memory Speed 11Gbps 10Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps
Memory Bus 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit
DX12 Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes


For those who are not familiar with Aorus brand from Gigabyte, here’s a little blurb taken from their website.

Enter the Falcon 

AORUS, a premium gaming brand powered by GIGABYTE, delivers a full spectrum of gaming products ranging from gaming laptops, motherboards, graphics cards, mechanical gaming keyboards, to many other gaming hardware and gears, offering the most extreme gaming experiences for enthusiasts worldwide!



Team Up. Fight On.

AORUS shares the same passion with gamers who devote their heart and soul to gaming. With AORUS, the pinnacle of our hardware excellence, we are committed to bring a wide array of gaming innovation that delivers ultimate performance and exemplifies the PC’s capability for bringing gamers unprecedented delights. 

AORUS will continue to take parts in global gaming events, connecting with the community and actively listening to gamers’ desires in order to create marvelous products that meet gamers’ genuine needs.


It will be interesting to see how the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition will compare against the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition, which we reviewed earlier this month. 

We’ll be comparing the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition with Zotac’s GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 cards and other GTX cards. We will include benchmark scores from 3DMark Time Spy (DX12), Fire Strike and 3DMark 11 (both DX11), Unigine and others.

Let’s check out the specifications and features of the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Extreme Edition on our next page. Buy the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition (11GB GDDR5X) from Amazon for USD $740 –

You can visit Aorus HK Facebook page here … 


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