Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ASUS announces the Strix GTX 950

Fremont, California (20th August, 2015) - ASUS today announced the Strix GTX 950, a cool new graphics card for gamers that demand performance beyond the capabilities of reference designs. This new graphics card is packed with ASUS exclusive hardware and software technologies to get the most from NVIDIA’s latest GeForce® GTX™ 950 GPU.  Cooler, quieter and more reliable than reference, the Strix GTX 950 features boost clocks of 1329 MHz in gaming mode, and 1355 MHz in OC mode - delivering 11.5% faster gaming performance than reference cards in The Witcher® 3.
Cool, silent gameplay: DirectCU II with wing-blade 0dB fan design
The Strix GTX 950 is equipped with ASUS DirectCU II cooling technology, which features direct-GPU contact heat pipes that outperform reference designs and achieve up to 20% cooler gaming performance. A patented wing-blade fan design delivers maximum airflow and improved static pressure over the heatsink for efficient cooling. The Strix GTX 950 also features 0dB fan technology, which stops fan rotation completely during lighter gaming sessions — eliminating noise for undisturbed gameplay. In situations where active cooling is required, the Strix 950’s cooler is 3X quieter than reference designs.

Premium quality and reliability: Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power II
To ensure stability under all scenarios, the Strix GTX 950 features Super Alloy Power II components for improved efficiency, current handling, and lower operating temperatures. However, there’s more to surpassing reference designs consistently than power delivery or cooling. Due to human fallibility, manufacturing processes are subject to a number of variables that lead to inconsistent performance or reliability issues. In order to eliminate these variables, the Strix GTX 950 is manufactured using ASUS Auto-Extreme technology. This is the industry’s first 100% automated manufacturing process, removing human fallibility from the production line — ensuring that every card is manufactured to exact standards. Auto-Extreme technology also eliminates the use of flux during production, and allows SMT components to be used in almost all locations, making the rear side of the graphics card totally smooth for easy handling.

Tweakable and intuitive: GPU Tweak II with Xsplit Gamecaster
Redesigned with an intuitive, new user interface, GPU Tweak II makes gaming and overclocking easier and more visual than ever. With one click, the new Gaming Booster function maximizes system performance by removing redundant processes and allocating all available resources automatically. An included 14-day XSplit Gamecaster premium license lets gamers easily stream or record gameplay via a convenient, in-game overlay. Additionally, the Strix GTX 950 includes a free 15-day World of Warships premium account together with an exclusive invite code for a Diana Cruiser ship.

The ASUS Strix GTX 950 lands with an MSRP of $169.99 and is available from ASUS authorized resellers and distributors now.
About ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.