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If you missed the press release with the full details on the Strix GTX 980 (and Strix GTX 970), click here, otherwise an overview of the card’s design is below. Dual slot DirectCU II based cooler, with STRIX 0dB fans stop entirely [...]
The ROG team has developed not one but two new Matrix cards, built on the fastest chips AMD and Nvidia have to offer: meet the Matrix R9 290X and Matrix GTX 780 Ti.
See inside for the photo gallery and first details on its new features!
Fitting the gap between R9 280X and R9 270X, the R9 280 (note that’s sans-X) is AMD’s performance-mainstream fighter in the graphics card market. The ASUS R9 280 DirectCU II has upgraded the stock card with its custom PCB and cooling; a dual-slot DirectCU II cooler that includes the ASUS exclusive CoolTech fan, while the Super Alloy Power hardware adds DIGI+ VRM and extremely hard-wearing POSCAP’s (polymerized organic-semiconductor capacitors) to simultaneously extend the life of the card, and increase overclocking performance.
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At the other end of the scale from the new ultra-powerful Titan Black, the new GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti are also launching today, and provide some great value gaming. Built using the new ‘Maxwell’ architecture (‘GM107′ core specifically), it is designed to be incredibly efficient. As you’d expect, ASUS DirectCU II OC versions of the GTX 750 and 750 Ti are significantly upgraded from the reference design to provide greater overclocking headroom with a revised PCB design, Super Alloy Power hardware and DirectCU II cooling.
EK Water Blocks is working on a new full-cover water block for the recently released ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC graphics card.
Source: EK Water Blocks.
The ASUS GTX 780 DirectCU II OC definitely impressed PC-Max.de, with its impressive performance, additional overclocking potential, build quality and DirectCU II cooling. Together PC-Max.de gave it its Recommendation Award.
Tweaktown has reviewed the ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II TOP 3GB graphics card, which managed to score 91 percent and impressed them enough to get the TT Must Have Best Overclocking Award.
After checking out the ASUS R9 270 DirectCU II OC earlier this week and giving it an Editor’s Choice award, Techpowerup took the new ASUS R9 270X DirectCU II TOP for a spin and after some more, extensive testing, awarding it also with a Highly Recommended an 8.9 overall score.