Originally Posted by Bojamijams
Does that mean the Aorus (non extreme) has a higher power limit?
Would getting the STRIX and flashing the AORUS vBios be the best of both worlds? (or some other card with a higher power limit?)
The 375W power limit of the Aorus card is hard to hit. You have to be under water with a lot of voltage before it becomes an issue.
In general it's not a great idea to cross flash a BIOS unless absolutely necessary (like raising the power limit on a founders edition card). You can lose display outputs and even have reduced performance, or soft brick the card if you flash a BIOS from a card with incompatible power delivery. It only works as well as it does on the 1080/1080 TI because Micron is the only GDDR5x vendor for the 10 series cards.
If you're considering the Aorus BIOS then just get the Aorus, the Strix, just get the Strix, etc. The only knock I've ever seen against the Aorus is that not all of the cards seem as well binned as others, so occasionally someone will buy an Aorus Extreme that's slower than the non extreme.