ASUS GTX970 Strix Review

Power Draw and Temperatures

ASUS GTX970 Strix Review

Power Draw

With an extra 200MHz through the GPU core it would be sensible to expect the Strix to be more thirst than the reference designs, but that single 8pin power input helps tame the beast and, despite the overclock, it's actually 19W below the MSI and 16W more efficient than the GTX980.

ASUS GTX970 Strix Review


Despite the monster overclock in place, the DirectCU II cooler keeps the GTX970 Strix very cool indeed. A mere 67°C, and only 4°C ahead of the stock MSI Gaming. Impressive performance, and the noise levels, or rather lack of, are equally impressive.

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Most Recent Comments

02-10-2014, 13:48:44

Spot on timing there tom, just got home from the gym an grabbed a cuppa hahaQuote

02-10-2014, 13:59:42

This was the 970 I ideally wanted but couldn't be arsed waiting for stock so I ordered the MSI instead.

The improvements over the old DCUII are good, I love how this card (as do many of the other 970s) runs passive up to 60*c. People have been getting some good overclocks from these Strix cards as well, 1853mhz is pretty high and I wouldn't be surprised if we see 2000mhz with a custom BIOS in the future.Quote

02-10-2014, 14:13:50

Damn Guv! Nicely done, what's not to like it's a cracking card, that power draw is staggering, nVidia has nailed it with Maxwell, AMD has some serious work to do to rival this.Quote

02-10-2014, 14:23:51

I've been waiting for this generation of cards to upgrade from my 2 water cooled 7950s and this looks like the card to go for. Great out of the box performance and decent overclocking too. I think I'll be picking up two of these for cruising through 1440p and I notice that on coolingconfigurator the EK-FC670 GTX DCII GPU block looks like it may well fit...Quote

02-10-2014, 17:05:43

Dammit! I just bought the GTX760 Striker for my Hero build. I was going to buy a second but now there is the Strix 970 at about the same price. Time to start over and see about getting a 970 or 980 and then a second one (facepalm) !!!!!Quote

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