Jan 22, 2015 Written by: MarshallR

ASUS Announces Strix GTX 960

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The Strix GTX 960 is a new performance-mainstream graphics card, with a 1,291MHz factory-overclocked GPU and 1,317MHz GPU boost clock in OC mode, giving it a 12% faster than reference boost. The Strix cooler still features the critically acclaimed 0dB design in low temperature (and power) modes, with dual fans keeping cool under heavy gaming loads. In addition there's 5-phase Super Alloy Power hardware and the compact design and short PCB is great for smaller systems, yet doesn't shortchange on display connections, which include three DP, one HDMI And one DVI.

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Press Release

ASUS Announces Strix GTX 960

KEY POINTS

  • 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.

 

Taipei, Taiwan (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.

 

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Strix GTX 960 will be available from 22nd January worldwide. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information. 

SPECIFICATIONS 1

Strix GTX 960

Model

STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5

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

Memory Interface

128-bit

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

 

[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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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[1] This offer will be available starting March 1, 2015.

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