ASUS Announces The Strix GTX 980 Ti
ASUS today announced the Strix GTX 980 Ti , a super-cool new graphics card with pumped gaming performance, perfected manufacturing, and strong fortification for extreme reliability and longevity.
Powered by the latest GeForce® GTX™ 980 Ti graphics-processing units (GPUs), the Strix GTX 980 Ti features GPU boost clock speeds of up to 1291MHz in gaming mode and 1317MHz in OC mode, delivering up to 24% faster gaming performance than reference cards in The Witcher® 3. It is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III with a patented triple wing-blade 0dB fan designed to deliver maximum airflow for cooler and quieter performance.
Cool, silent gameplay: DirectCU III with triple wing-blade 0dB fan design
Equipped with ASUS-exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology, the Strix GTX 980 Ti heatsink features two exclusive 10mm direct-GPU-contact heat pipes — outperforming reference designs for gaming performance that’s up to 30% cooler. It has three fans engineered with a patented, new wing-blade design that delivers maximum airflow and static pressure over the heat sink — giving a 105% improvement over fans without wing-blades. This exclusive triple wing-blade design operates at noise levels three times (3X) quieter than reference cards, making DirectCU III the coolest and quietest graphics card-cooling solution available to date. The Strix GTX 980 Ti also features 0dB fan technology, which stops fan rotation completely during lighter gaming sessions — eliminating noise for undisturbed gameplay.
The numerous benefits of ASUS Auto-Extreme technology
ASUS-exclusive Auto-Extreme technology is also utilized on the Strix GTX 980 Ti, the industry’s first 100%-automated manufacturing process that removes human fallibility from the production line – providing a new level of consistency, for improved reliability and guaranteed performance.
Improved overclocking and stability:
This new manufacturing process allows us to eliminate through-hole components from manufacturing – freeing up space to utilize POSCAP decoupling capacitors, for extended lifespan and improved stability.
The absence of through-hole components also makes installation painless for the consumer, as there are no sharp protrusions at the rear of the card.
No dust build up:
Auto-Extreme technology, negates the need for flux and harsh cleaning chemicals during manufacturing, so there is no sticky flux residue on the graphics card – this helps prevent dust buildup and oxidization on the PCB when the cards is installed in a PC case.
Auto-Extreme technology is also environmentally friendly, reducing manufacturing power consumption by up to 50%.
Super Alloy Power II components
The Strix GTX 980 Ti features Super Alloy Power II components that enhance efficiency, reduce power losses, decrease buzzing noise under load, and provide lower temperatures for unsurpassed reliability. The card features a 12+2-phase power design, for improved regulation and lower power noise compared to reference cards built with 8+2-phase power designs.
Complementing its amazing reliability, the Strix GTX 980 Ti is built to be incredibly tough. It comes with a GPU-fortifier and strengthened backplate that provides GPU protection and also prevents the PCB bending over time.
Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with XSplit Gamecaster
Redesigned with an intuitive, all-new user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier and more visual than ever, while still retaining advanced options for seasoned overclockers. With one click, the new Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included 1-year XSplit Gamecaster premium license — a $99 value — lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay.
The final must-have flourish for Strix GTX 980 Ti is the Strix LED that lends a style statement to any system, with pulsating light effects.