In this article we review the ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum, this particular model comes with a customized cooling solution. That boils down to a silent product versus and more than excellent cooling performance. The DirectCU based heatsink uses a Vapor Chamber with flattened heatpipes. The proprietary CoolTech fan combines the advantages of axial and radial fan. This ROG Striker GTX 760 Platinum Gaming Graphics Card comes with an all customized PCB with the card being optimized for overclocking. The card 11-inch long card will come with 4GB of graphics memory and an 8-phase power design with a MOS heatsink. The card will take a seat on the Republic of Gamers arena, indicating this will be a high-end design and class product. From the product photo you can see an improved cooler showing that ASUS might be moving await from the old design DirectCU II cooling.
The GeForce GTX 760 is to be considered a mainstream to high-end product, yet comes at a competitive price with the very same chip used in the GeForce GTX 670 and GTX 680. And also a year ago, they where the second and top high-end graphics cards. As such the card remains very interesting in terms of performance. See the GK104 GPU itself being used will have two shader cluster disabled. This gives the GK104 GPU 1152 CUDA cores to work with, with in total, 96 texture and 32 raster operating units. The GPU being used is actually tagged as GK104-225 A2. The graphics card also has slightly slower clock frequencies than big daddy GTX 680. However the (reference) GTX 760 comes with a Boost clock which is set at 1033 MHz. The core clock frequency (again - for the reference products) is 980 MHz with the 256-bit DDR5 memory clocking in at 6008 MHz.
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With a TDP at roughly 170 Watts the card won't draw too much power either, but it surely packs power, it is silent and the GPU core temperatures remain completely under control. Board partners will be free to launch their own SKUs, all pimped and beefed up, and that's where we start the next chapter. So meet the ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum edition. The top of the card has a Color-coded Load indicator. Clock frequencies you can expect the card to launch at a 1150 MHz Boost clock frequency with a memory clock at 6008 MHz (effective data-rate). Monitor connectors will be 2x DVI, one DisplayPort (1.2) and one HDMI. This it is going to be one heck of a product in the mainstream arena alright.
Have a peek and then please go to the next page where we'll continue this review.
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