ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 Factory Overclocked Graphics Card

ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 Factory Overclocked Graphics Card

ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 Factory Overclocked Graphics Card

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ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 Factory Overclocked Graphics Card

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Product Highlights

  • 1178 MHz Core - Boostable to 1279 MHz
  • 2048 CUDA Cores
  • 4GB of GDDR5 vRAM
  • Maxwell Architecture
  • Supports up to 4K Resolution
  • DVI, VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort Outputs
  • DirectCU II Cooler
  • 0 dB Silent Gaming Technology
  • GPU Tweak Software Included
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 Interface
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For smoother gameplay, the ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 Graphics Card offers a GPU that is factory overclocked to 1178 MHz. This boost in processing speed allows the GPU (graphics processing unit) to handle data more quickly, removing bottlenecks which could result in dropped frames during intense gaming sequences. The STRIX GTX 980 has 4GB of GDDR5 vRAM coupled to 2048 CUDA GPU cores. The cores are arranged using NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture for efficient operation. Graphics intensive programs can utilize the Maxwell architecture's parallel configuration of the CUDA cores to speed up render times and other tasks that benefit from parallel processing.

Operating at full tilt, this Superclocked GeForce GTX 980 can output 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution at up to 60 fps. With that resolution you can drive one 4K display or use NVIDIA's Surround and take advantage of multiple outputs for an immersive gaming experience. Surround displays games on up to three 2K (2048 x 1080) monitors and can utilize one more 2K monitor for auxiliary tasks. 4K resolution can be output from any one of the three DisplayPorts or the HDMI port.

ASUS's DirectCU II cooler quietly keeps the card's operating temperature in check. The cooler uses two large fans and a 10mm heatpipe to transport heat away from the GPU. 0dB technology allows for the card to stop the fans and be completely silent when the GPU remains under a set temperature. This type of cooler is most useful in medium to large towers where airflow inside the case is not a concern. The addition of the DirectCU II cooling system allows ASUS to overclock the GTX 980 further, achieving a maximum boosted clock speed of 1279 MHz.

For control over the card's operation, the included GPU Tweak software allows you to fine tune overclocking, fan speed, and component voltages. The software will also automatically keep the card's drivers up to date. Also included is GPU Tweak Streaming to share your on-screen action online in real-time.

NVIDIA Gaming Performance Technology
  • Dynamic Super Resolution: Renders games at a higher resolution than your monitor and scales them down to the native resolution of your display for better detail rendering.
  • Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing (MFAA): Delivers a 30% performance boost while maintaining smooth, high-quality edges by alternating sample calculations across each frame and each pixel.
  • Adaptive Vertical Sync: Controls vertical sync based on your current frame rates for a smoother gaming experience.
NVIDIA GPU Boost 2.0
Maximizes clock speeds based on workload. Also allows control over temperature, fan speed, extra over-voltage headroom, and optimizations for water-cooling solutions.
NVIDIA Surround
With a single card you can expand your PC games across three displays in stereoscopic 3D for an "inside the game" experience. Add in a fourth accessory display to get access to your email, web, and other applications.
SLI Ready
NVIDIA SLI technology implements AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) this uses multiple graphics cards to split the computing load. This improves scaling for anti-aliasing, as well as frame rates.
NVIDIA CUDA Technology
Take advantage of the GPU's processor cores to accelerate demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, and ray tracing. Utilizing GPU processors for these tasks results in performance improvements over traditional CPUs. The GTX 980 supports DirectX 12, OpenCL, and OpenGL 4.4 allowing compatible software to benefit from GPU acceleration, taking much of the processing workload off of the CPU.
PCI Express 3.0
This card is designed for the PCI Express 3.0 bus architecture, offering high data transfer speeds for games and 3D applications. It also maintains backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards.
In the Box
ASUS Strix GeForce GTX 980 Factory Overclocked Graphics Card
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Chipset GeForce GTX 980
    Clock Speed 1178 MHz
    1279 MHz with boost
    CUDA Cores 2048
    Memory 4 GB GDDR5
    Memory Speed 1752 MHz
    7010 MHz effective at QDR
    Memory Bit Width 256-bit
    Power Consumption 300 W
    Multi-Screen Display Yes, 4 concurrent
    NVIDIA 3D Surround
    Outputs 1 x Dual-Link DVI-I
    1 x HDMI 2.0
    3 x DisplayPort 1.2
    HDCP Compliant Yes
    Maximum Resolution Digital: 4096 x 2160
    Analog: 2048 x 1536
    Power Input 1 x 6-pin
    1 x 8-pin
    Bus Type PCI Express 3.0 x16
    Dimensions Height: 5.3" / 134.4 mm
    Length: 11.4" / 288.6 mm
    Width: 1.6" / 40.9 mm
    Form Factor Dual Slot
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.9 x 9.3 x 3.6"

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