ASUS has announced Strix GeForce GTX 960 OC (model STRIX-GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5), designed for use in gaming desktops. The Graphics card is based on 28nm GM206 Maxwell architecture. Its configuration includes 1024 stream processors, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs units. Perfect card to play at 1080p resolutions, beyond that will be tough against the limitation of a bus of 128 bits and 2GB of GDDR5 memory @7.10 GHz, but thanks to new technologies implemented its bandwidth increases by 20%.

ASUS Announces Strix GeForce GTX 960 OC

Strix GeForce GTX 960

ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 960 OC can be operated in two modes – Gaming Mode and OC Mode. In the gaming mode, the base and the increased frequency of core chips are 1228 MHz and 1291 MHz and in OC mode 1253 base clock and Turbo-Boost up-to 1317 MHz. For comparison, the reference version is featuring 1127/1178 MHz. The memory frequency is increased from the standard 7012 MHz to 7200 MHz (on both Gaming Mode and OC Mode).

Another feature of the Graphics card is a proprietary cooling system ASUS DirectCU II dual-fan, which is claimed to provide a 30 percent drop in temperature and a three-time reduction in noise compared to the reference cooler.

Display output includes Dual-link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0 ports and three DisplayPort 1.2. Dimensions of the card – 215,2 × 121,2 × 40,9 mm. The price is still unknown.

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