ASUS recently announced the arrival of the Strix GTX 960, an all-new gaming graphics card packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II for cooler, quieter and faster performance for incredible action gaming, and 0dB fan technology for totally-silent light gameplay.
The ASUS-exclusive DirectCU II cooling technology provides 220% more heat dissipation, resulting in performance that is 30% cooler and 3X quieter than reference for incredible stability and very low noise during intense gaming sessions. Its 0dB fan technology lets players enjoy light gaming in complete silence, due to its thermal design that is able to keep GPU temperatures below a set level, when the fan stops completely. Cooling is further enhanced with the Strix GTX 960’s strong, rigid backplate that helps dissipate heat quickly and provides an extra measure of protection against card damage.
Featuring exclusive ASUS Super Allow Power components for enhanced durability & cooling, GPU Tweak with XSplit Gamecaster for overlocking & online streaming, the new card comes equipped with a DisplayPort interface to support connections up to 4K/UHD (ultra-high definition) resolution.
The Asus Strix GTX 960 has a 5-phase power design that enhances energy efficiency by 15%, widens voltage modulation tolerance, and improves overall stability and longevity by 2.5X compared to reference designs. Its factory-overclocked at 1291 MHz and has a 1317 MHz boost clock speed in OC Mode delivering stunning gaming performance. It provides 12% faster gameplay in Assassin’s Creed® Unity and Battlefield 4™, and runs the 3DMark 11 (Extreme) benchmark at 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution 6.5% faster than reference designs. It is fitted with 2 GB of high-speed GDDR5 video memory that races along at boosted speeds of up to 7200MHz.
An exclusive ASUS tool that enables users to squeeze the very best performance from their graphics card, the Strix GTX 960’s GPU Tweak provides the ability to finely control GPU speeds, voltages and video memory clock speeds in real time, so overclocking is easy and can be carried out with high confidence. It also includes a customized version of the XSplit Gamecaster streaming tool and a free one-year free XSplit Premium license.1 XSplit Gamecaster lets users record and share on-screen action over the internet in real time, meaning others can watch live as games are played.
The Asus Strix GTX 960 will be available by mid-February 2015 with an SRP of Php 13,330.
SPECIFICATIONS (starting March 1, 2015)
Graphics Engine NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960
Bus Standard PCI Express® 3.0
OpenGL OpenGL® 4.4
Video Memory 2GB GDDR5
GPU boost Clock OC Mode: 1317MHz / Gaming Mode: 1291MHz
GPU base Clock OC Mode: 1253MHz / Gaming Mode: 1228MHz
CUDA cores 1024
Memory Clock 7200MHz
DVI Output 1 x Native Dual-link DVI-I
HDMI Output 1 x Native HDMI 2.0
HDCP compliant Yes
DisplayPort 3 x Native DisplayPort 1.2
Adapter/Cable Bundled 1x DVI to VGA Adapter
Software Bundled ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver
Dimension 215.2 x 121.2 x 40.9mm
NOTE : Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.