ASUS announces a more pocket-friendly variant of the GTX 1080

We've seen a few editions of the GTX 1080 that offer RGB lighting and custom cooling solutions, but ASUS has now announced a non-reference card aimed at the value segment. The GTX 1080 Turbo will be priced lower than the GTX 1080 Founders Edition, which retails for $699 (opens in new tab), while offering the same clock speeds.

The GTX 1080 Turbo will offer a core clock of 1607MHz, boost clock of 1733MHz, and 8GB of GDDR5X memory at 10GHz. The card eschews the aluminium cooler shroud for a plastic design with a black and silver color scheme.

ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo

In terms of connectivity, the GTX 1080 Turbo offers two DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.0b ports along with a DVI port. Pricing is an unknown at this stage, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear more.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

  • Very expensive for me...
  • Omg Soo cheap, I have to buy 5-6 and make SLI
  • read somewhere you can only use 2 in sli
  • I believe that you can only use 2 in the special new high bandwidth SLI connector, but can use more in the regular SLI. Although I also remember hearing that nVidia wants to get rid of more than 2 card SLI. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • he was joking! lol
  • Yet all of these 1080's are still impossible to buy.
  • I've always wanted a graphics card I could put in my pocket.
  • Lol
  • These cards are so expensive outside the US, ridiculous!!
  • Why an article touting a lower price if you don't know the price yet?
  • It will go for $698.
  • Still cheaper tho
  • Less pocket-unfriendly
  • I love its design. However, it's still damn expensive for me!
  • Why do people keep saying it's too expensive? There's no price mentioned. The only price shown is for the founders card...... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I wonder if it will be their 599.99 price point card. If so I'd opt for EVGAs 1080 acx 3.0 since it would only be 20 bucks more and have better cooling.
  • Got duped, came here thinking it was pocket-friendly in size . 
  • "a more pocket-friendly variant of the GTX 1080" "Pricing is an unknown at this stage" So... we don't know with any certainty that it's more pocket-friendly.
  • Still too much for a video card anyway you look at it. If the orginal one was $700, How much cheaper is this going to be ? Like $600 ? Still too much for a video card. Every 2-3 years, I dump about $300 into a video card on my PC. My GTX970 still runs everything at max with very little issues. SO, nothing for a while yet...