ASUS Announces Strix GTX 960

ASUS Announces Strix GTX 960

·         With a 1291MHz factory-overclocked GPU and 1317MHz GPU boost clock in OC mode, Strix GTX 960 performs 12% faster than reference.
·         DirectCU II cooling technology provides 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance during heavy loading than reference.
·         ASUS-exclusive Super Alloy Power components provide enhanced durability and cooling.

Singapore (22nd January, 2015) — ASUS today announced 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 new card features feature exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power components for enhanced durability and cooling, and GPU Tweak with XSplit Gamecaster for overclocking and online streaming that’s as simple as it is flexible. Strix GTX 960 comes equipped with a DisplayPort interface to support connections up to 4K/UHD (ultra-high definition) resolution.

Strix GTX 960 is factory-overclocked at 1291 MHz and has a 1317 MHz boost clock speed in OC Mode that delivers stunning gaming performance. Strix GTX 960 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.

Enjoy performance 30% cooler and 3X quieter than reference
Strix GTX 960 comes with the ASUS-exclusive DirectCU II cooling technology that 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.
Strix ups the ante even more with 0dB fan technology that lets players enjoy light gaming in complete silence, due to a thermal design that is able to keep GPU temperatures below a set level, when the fan stops completely.
Enhancing cooling even further, Strix GTX 960 has a strong, rigid backplate that helps dissipate heat quickly and provides an extra measure of protection against card damage.

Power up for the win with 5-phase Super Alloy Power
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. Strix GTX 960 uses a single 6-pin power connecter for clean, hassle-free cable management and has a convenient connection indicator LED to ensure successful plug-in.

Real-time monitoring and control with GPU Tweak
Strix GTX 960 comes with GPU Tweak, an exclusive ASUS tool that enables users to squeeze the very best performance from their graphics card. 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.
GPU Tweak 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. Gamers can also easily monitor system stats, such as frame rate, CPU load, temperature, and more, while they play, as well as modify performance settings with a simple click of the GPU Tweak button.

Strix GTX 960 will be available from 23rd January. Selling at $369 at ASUS authorized component resellers and bundled with a free mousepad.

Strix GTX 960
Graphics Engine
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960
Bus Standard
PCI Express® 3.0
OpenGL® 4.4
Video Memory
GPU boost Clock
OC Mode: 1317MHz
Gaming Mode: 1291MHz
GPU base Clock
OC Mode: 1253MHz
Gaming Mode: 1228MHz
CUDA cores
Memory Clock
Memory Interface
DVI Output
1 x Native Dual-link DVI-I
HDMI Output
1 x Native HDMI 2.0
HDCP compliant
3 x Native DisplayPort 1.2
Adapter/Cable Bundled
1x DVI to VGA Adapter
Software Bundled
ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver
215.2 x 121.2 x 40.9mm

[1]   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. 

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