ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX DCIII OC Video Card Review

Today we have the custom built ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX DirectCU III OC 6GB video card. It features a factory overclock, extreme cooling capabilities and state of the art voltage regulation. We compare it to the AMD Radeon R9 Fury, and overclock the ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX DCIII to its highest potential and look at some 4K playability.


Evaluation Method

We evaluate what each video card configuration can supply us in terms of a playable gaming experience while supplying the best culmination of resolution and "eye candy" graphical settings. We focus on quality and immersion of the gameplay experience rather than how many frames per second the card can get in a canned benchmark or prerecorded timedemo situation that often do not represent real gameplay like you would experience at home. Then we will follow with apples-to-apples testing in with minimum, maximum, and average framerates.

Test System Setup

We will be using a ASUS P8Z77 WS motherboard. For the CPU we used an Intel i7 3770k overclocked to 4.6GHz with Hyper-threading enabled. The RAM is Corsair Dominator 16GB at 1600MHz. We are running the Windows 8.1 operating system on a 240GB Kingston HyperX SSD.

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Driver Setup

For the ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX DCIII OC we are using the GeForce 355.60 WHQL driver dated 8/13/2015.

For the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X we are using Catalyst 15.7.1 dated 7/29/2015.

Video Card Clock Speeds as tested

ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX DCIII (Max Overclock) آ– 1291MHz/1392MHz (base/boost) - 1531MHz In-Game Frequency. 8GHz memory.

ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX DCIII آ– 1216MHz/1317MHz (base/boost) - 1430MHz In-Game Frequency. 7.2GHz memory.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X آ– 1050MHz GPU, 500MHz (1GHz) memory

Below is a screenshot of GPU-z after installing the ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX DCIII OC with the GeForce 355.60 WHQL driver.

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