ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 Review – Although NVIDIA has yet to announce a new series of graphics cards, their partners like ASUS have been doing their best with the GeForce GTX 700 series (eg. Platinum GTX 780). This month, we take a look at ASUS’s variation of the GTX 760 in the form of the ROG Striker GTX 760. This is the highest-end GTX 760 we have seen thus far and it does not disappoint. Fresh out of the box, the ASUS Striker GTX 760 does not look like a mid-range graphic card but more like a high-end graphics card similar to the GTX 780.
Sticking to their standard modus operandi, ASUS have bolted on an updated DirectCU II cooler which features thicker direct contact copper heatpipe for better heat dissipation to the GTX 760. This dualslot cooler also comes with two 90mm CoolTech silent fans. When plugged in, it has colour coded load indicators which help users determine the current load it is dealing with. As for its display ports, the Striker has two DVI ports, a HDMI and a DisplayPort, the standard fare. The Striker has some new and improved features in this variation like the DIGI+VRM with 8 phase Super Alloy Power and digital voltage regulation which reduces noise by 30 percent and provides five time the durability during heavy overclocking.
Bundled together with this graphics card is also the ROG Edition GPU Tweak which is a user-friendly overclocking tool, and it will also search for updates automatically for drivers and BIOS. For the more confident users, the Striker also has a GPU Tweak Streaming application which allows you to share on-screen action in real-time. Performance-wise, this graphic card does not hold back in terms of raw power. It produced good scores all round from our benchmarks such as 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and Unigine Heaven 4.0.
We also tested the Striker on several high-end games on maximum settings such as Crysis 3 and Skyrim with good end results, with both games hovering at a healthy 60 fps. It has quite some room for overclocking too as we managed to bring it up to 1,600MHz, which makes it a 515MHz jump providing an all-round powerful gaming experience.
Overall, the ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 is a value for money mid-range graphics card that will serve the above average gamer well. From its user friendly interface to its wide overclocking potential, gamers will most likely put this on their wish list.
- Colour Coded Load Indicator
- Overclocked out-of-thebox
ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 Specifications
- Core Clock: 1,085MHz
- Boost Clock: 1,150MHz
- Memory Size: 4GB
- Ports: 1x Dual-link DVI-I, 1x Dual-link DVI-D, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort 1.2