Top critical review
29 January 2019
I am a fan of the ASUS ROG STRIX range and so went straight for this 2080 model. Unfortunately this card did not live up to the usual ASUS standard.
The first card installed smoothly as usual and was recognised by Tweak II. I left it on default settings and it ran a decent 3D Mark test. I then loaded up the BFV promotion and started to play. I was surprised at the clunky gameplay and then noticed the card was running at 90 deg after only a few minutes play. On investigation the fans were not running. I put this down to early card failure and got a replacement card. Usual Amazon efficiency.
The second card just didn't perform. 3D mark was 20% lower than the first. I got occasional vertical lines down the monitor. BFV would run for 5 mins and then crash with ray tracing enabled. The Anthem VIP demo also crashed with memory errors with ray tracing enabled. So I had to return this card for a refund. I can't say if I've just been unlucky or the supplier had a bad batch of cards but I'm not going for 3rd time lucky on a ROG STRIX this time. Amazon have been great as always. Currently running both BFV and Anthem VIP demo with a GTX750TI with no problems (Asus of course)