After Inno3D, EVGA and Gigabyte now Asus is another manufacturer to introduced new GeForce GTX 960 graphics cards with a double dose of video memory. Let’s see what it offers in addition to the new scene.

Asus Geforce GTX 960 4Gb Strix


This refers to the model of the Geforce GTX 960 4Gb Strix– traditionally it has been equipped with a Maxwell GM206 Graphics core, and featuring 4GB (not, as in the standard version 2 GB) of memory GDDR5 128-bit interface. Core clock has been raised to 1291 MHz in standard mode and 1317 MHz Boost 2.0 mode, while the memory clock is already the standard 7010 MHz.

The manufacturer also puts on a well-known to us DirectCU II cooling, which was used in the previous cards. This design uses an aluminum heatsink, four heat pipes and two fans, and on the reverse side of a PCB laminate backplate. The example of other models in the series Strix, to a certain temperature, it works with disabled fans, so it does not generate unnecessary noise.

There was given a standard set of connectors – for display output it is equipped with DVI-D, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, and right next door there were one SLI connector. Additional power supplies through 6-pin connector.

Specifications of Asus Geforce GTX 960 4Gb Strix:

  • Core: Maxwell GM206
  • Stream Processors 1024
  • Core clock: 1291/1317 MHz
  • Video Memory: 4 GB GDDR5 128-bit
  • Memory clock speed: 7010 MHz
  • Power connectors: 6-pin
  • Video Output: DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
  • Cooling: DirectCU II (Strix)
Tech4GamersGeForce GTX 760GeForce GTX 960 (Reference)Asus GeForce GTX 960 STRIX OC
GPUKepler GK104Maxwell GM206Maxwell GM206
CUDA Cores115210241024
Clock Speed980/1032 MHz1127/1178 MHz1291/1317 MHz
Video memory2 GB GDDR5 256-bit2 GB GDDR5 128-bit4 GB GDDR5 128-Bit
Memory clock6008 MHz7010 MHz7010 MHz
Memory Bandwidth192 GB / s112 GB / s 126 GB / s
Power Connectors2x 6-pin6-pin6-pin
TDP170 W120W120W
Price$ 249$199TBA

The exact price of the new Graphics card is not yet known to us, but it will certainly be noticeably higher than the standard version with 2GB of video memory.

Source: ASUS