Asus made a breakthrough with faster and better graphics cards right after Nvidia allowed hardware partners to make use the GeForce GTX 1060 and 1080 graphics cards to make their own variations. The GTX1080-O8G-11GBPS and GTX1060-O6G-9GBPS as the newest addition to Asus’ fastest series of graphics cards are both designed with fast-performing RAM which far exceeds its competitors.
The GeForce GTX 1080
The GTX 1080 having equipped with 11 GT/sec memory is actually a ROG Strix model and has almost all the same features as its predecessor (the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080) but runs faster at 11 Gbps instead of 10 Gbps.
Seemingly, Asus isn’t aspiring to break boundaries in terms of upgrading the GPU clockspeed so we won’t be seeing much impressive changes on clockspeed performance. What’s surprising though is that Asus seems to be confident about the GPU’s cooling system improvements.
This Asus graphics card is designed with a 3-fan cooling system which effectively lowers temperature of the card as it runs and also resists dust – you heard it right, it’s designed to resist dust! To make this cooling solution a reality, the card is designed with an aluminum heatsink equipped with a “MaxContact” heat spreader out of copper.
To get an idea of what “MaxContact” is, Asus explains. ..
“MaxContact is an industry-first GPU cooling technology, featuring an enhanced copper heat spreader that directly contacts the GPU. MaxContact utilizes precision machining to provide a surface that makes up to 2X more contact with the GPU than traditional heat spreaders, resulting in improved thermal transfer,”
Also, the GTX 1080 boasts a 8+2 power phase design which allows more stability when the unit is aiming for higher overclocks.
The GeForce GTX 1060
Along with the GTX 1080, the GeForce GTX 1060 also has also drawn much attention with its upgrade from 6 GB – GDDR5 RAM which is clocked at 9 Gbps but now to 8Gbps.
Despite the lesser number of fans in its cooling system, the GeForce GTX 1060 exceeds expectations in cooling solutions with its DIrectCU II Technology. Under the card are 4 heat pipes built into its aluminum heatsink which is contact with the graphics card. Amazingly, performance are up by 30% compared to what’s expected with the new improvements.
With regards to the corresponding prices of both GPU’s, we can expect around the second or third week of April – says Videocardz.com