ASUS’s STRIX Series started with AMD’s R9 280 series and NVIDIA’s GTX 780. From there the series has branched out to gaming peripherals, many of which we have also reviewed. STRIX has become ASUS’s mainstream gaming line behind their higher-end republic of gamers line. So when it comes to graphics card STRIX has effectively replaced the DirectCU line. While the cards still make use of variations of the DirectCU cooler, the marketing has changed to STRIX, which we feel is better anyways. That brings us to the card we are reviewing today, the STRIX GeForce GTX 970. The card features a nice factory overclock of 1114 MHz core and 1253 MHz GPU Boost, ASUS’s DirectCU II cooling with 0dB fan technology, which means the card will only run once it reaches a certain temperature threshold, a 6-phase DIGI+VRM design with Super Alloy Power and much more! Let’s see what this card can do!
Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the STRIX GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card to review.
– 1253 MHz Boost clock for better performance and outstanding gaming experience.
– DirectCU II with 0dB fan technology lets you enjoy light games in complete silence, and hardcore gaming 30% cooler with 3X-quieter performance!
– DIGI+ VRM with 6-phase Super Alloy Power delivers precise digital power for superior efficiency, reliability, and performance.
– GPU Tweak helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface.
– GPU Tweak Streaming share on-screen action in real time – so others can watch live as games are played.
The full list of specifications for the card can be found here.
The STRIX GeForce GTX 970 comes in a very nice retail package. The front touts the new STRIX owl logo and lists some of the main features of the card.
Flipping the box over to the back some of the main features are detailed and there is a full overview of the outputs of the card.
Opening the box and getting everything out you have the STRIX GeForce GTX 970 graphics card, driver and utility CD, and a speed setup guide.
For a full unboxing and overview of the STRIX GeForce GTX 970 be sure to check out our video below.