Asus was one of the first Nvidia partners to show its custom cards—the Asus Strix GTX 1080 Ti and Asus Turbo GTX 1080 Ti—in their full glory, and it's the first to reveal finalized specifications, too.
The Turbo version sticks to a basic, borderline reference-like single fan design, paired with reference clock speeds. The Asus Strix GTX 1080 Ti is much more interesting, with two models available. The baseline Strix sticks to reference speeds in standard Gaming Mode, or up to 1,620MHz if you enable the OC Mode in Asus' software. A more potent Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC Edition, meanwhile, boosts to 1,683MHz in its default Gaming Mode or 1,708MHz in OC Mode—a 126MHz boost over the GTX 1080 TI Founders Edition.
Both rock the same superb triple-fan cooler found in other high-end Strix models. The Strix GTX 1080 Ti also supports Asus tech such as FanConnect II for optimal fan speed performance, and Aura Sync to synchronize the card’s RGB lighting with the lighting on other Asus hardware in your system. Notably, the Strix cards feature a modified port configuration with dual HDMI ports, dual DisplayPorts, and the DVI connection that Nvidia ripped from reference models.
Look for the Asus cards to land in late March, prices unknown. TechPowerUp already has an early Strix GTX 1080 Ti review available.