The launch of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was the reason for Gigabyte to release a complete line-up of their own variations on the market. The GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Edition is the flagship model of the aircooled models: how does it stack up?
Before we're taking a look at how the card performs, it's safe to say that in any case the appearance of the card is rather extreme. The front of the card features a large illuminated X with three overlapping fans behind it. The middle fan is slightly recessed compared to the other two fans on the sides. A large Aorus logo that is also RGB backlit can be found on the top of the card, the side that is best visible in cases with a window. Lastly, the back of the card also features a couple of LEDs.
All of this does come at a price. The Gigabyte 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme costs about 950 dollars at the time of writing and therefore it's the most expensive GTX 1080 Ti, together with a card from ASUS, we've tested in our test lab up until now. It's also noteworthy that Gigabyte offers a four-year warranty period - you'll have to register your card for the last year though.