The final piece needed to get our In Win D-Frame Mini build together was a powerful video card that runs cool, quiet, and matches the red and black theme of the build. For a short while I ran a reference GTX 980 but quickly switched to the Asus GTX 980 Strix. Well today I’m going to take a closer look at the card to see what it Is all about, how it performs, and how well it overclocks. Going off previous Strix reviews we can expect it to run well and stand out in the noise department as well assuming the Strix cooler can keep the GTX 980 running cool.

Product Name: Asus GTX 980 Strix

Review Sample Provided by: Asus

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Graphics Engine

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Bus Standard

PCI Express 3.0

Video Memory


Engine Clock

GPU Boost Clock : 1279 MHz

GPU Base Clock : 1178 MHz



Memory Clock

7010 MHz ( MHz GDDR5 )

Memory Interface



DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I)

HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (HDMI 2.0)

Display Port : Yes x 3 (Regular DP)

HDCP Support : Yes

Power Consumption

up to 300Wadditional 6+8 pin PCIe power required


1 x Power cable


ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver


11.36 " x 5.3 " x 1.61 " Inch

28.86 x 13.44 x4.09 Centimeter


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36240 06 Feb 2015 17:29
Happy Friday everyone. Today I take a look at the GTX 980 Strix from Asus. I've really liked the silent running mode on previous Strix models, will the 980 perform as well?

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