ASUS introduced new revised versions of its GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX and GTX 1060 6GB STRIX OC Edition graphics cards, featuring new faster memory, which was promised by NVIDIA during its GTX 1080 Ti launch. The GTX 1080 STRIX OC now comes with 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory and the GTX 1060 6GB STRIX OC with 9 Gbps GDDR5. To avoid confusion between previous models and new faster memory models Asus gives a clear model numbers. The GTX 1080 STRIX OC is labeled “ROG-STRIX-GTX1080-O8G-11GBPS,” and the GTX 1060 6 GB STRIX OC “GTX1060-O6G-9GBPS.”
Both cards use new improved GDDR5X and GDDR5 memory chips thanks to improvements in the memory controller end by NVIDIA. With 11 Gbps, the GTX 1080 now has a memory bandwidth of 352 GB/s, while the GTX 1060 has 216 GB/s bandwidth with 9 Gbps memory over its 192-bit wide memory bus. Both new GTX 1080 STRIX OC and GTX 1060 6GB STRIX will be available soon, but Asus didn’t reveal any pricing but say tone we will review these new cards to how much difference the faster memory brings. We already reviewed the current version of both the card you check them here.