ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5

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  • Improved over-clocking speeds
  • quieter operation
  • HDCP support
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  • Expensive
  • pushes a lot of heat into system

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ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 Review

ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 boasts having 1253 MHz boost clock that provides great performance along with outstanding experience of gaming. It also has DirectCUII which has 0dB fan technology, thus allowing you to enjoy light games while in complete silence. This helps you to enjoy gaming of significantly cooler nature and even quieter performance. As well, users of this device get to enjoy DIGI+VRM having 6-phase Super Alloy Power, which delivers digital power with precision. You then can benefit from superior efficiency, performance and reliability.



GPU Tweak enables you to modify clock speeds, fan performance, voltages and other characteristics via intuitive interface. In addition, GPU Tweak Streaming enables sharing of on-screen action in real time, which gets people to watch games being played live. Strix is a word which implies keenest hearing along with sharpest sight. It implies feeling the environment to enable detection and reaction to the slightest motion. As well it means surviving on the edge of instincts.



ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX is packed with exclusive technologies from ASUS, all of which boost its gaming performance. The 0dB fan technology which it comes with allows gamers to enjoy total silence while light game-play takes place, together with Blu-ray movie playback that is free from any background interference. This video card boasts having exclusive ASUS DIGI+ VRM, which comes along with 6-phase Super Alloy Power components that enhance cooling plus durability. GPU Tweak is vital as it provides over-clocking and streaming on the web.



The DirectCU II cooling technology of this device outperforms reference designs with exclusive 10mm heat-pipe that transports larger amount of heat away from GPU than with previous designs. Greater dissipation of heat implies that you get better performance for highly-stable hard-core gaming. The 0dB fan technology utilized by ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 allows for users to enjoy games such as StarCraft® and League of Legends® in total silence. The fan comes to complete halt when temperature of GPU remains below the level set.



DIGI+ VRM is an acclaimed technology which is applied through 6-phase power design which employs digital voltage regulators for minimizing power noise, enhancing power efficiency and widening voltage modulation tolerance. This technology as well improves longevity and overall stability to appreciable degree over reference. The GPU Tweak tool for online streaming provides real-time intuitive graphics tuning, which makes it possible adding various features to streaming window. These include webcam images, scrolling text and pictures.

Various other gains come with using this video card, STRIX DirectCU II STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 shows actual card status along with detailed specifications with GPU-Z. The monitoring widget offers detailed multi-parameter information in real-time, automatically checking and updating drivers as well as BIOS functions. ASUS has provided a custom board differing from the reference design. The custom PCB having 6 phases along with one 8-pin power header that offers better over-clocking performance. Key specifications of the GeForce GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 from ASUS include measurements of 5.5 x 11 x 1.57 inches, 256-bit memory, together with HDMI 2.0 and DVI-I and DVI-D output ports. Users also benefit from HDCP support.

  • The Good :
    Improved over-clocking speeds, quieter operation, HDCP support
  • The Bad :
    Expensive, pushes a lot of heat into system
Our score:
4 / 5

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  • The ASUS GeForce GTX 970 STRIX DirectCU II STRIX-GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 is manufactured by ASUS and was added in December 2014 in the Graphics Cards section
  • This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5

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