ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 4GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

Stunningly gorgeous, the ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 is a fresh look, straying from the usual Direct CU II designs by having more edges and lines.

ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 4GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

Unlike the Direct CU II design, the Striker’s heatsinks shows very little of the heatpipes at the top and no heatpipes are visible from the bottom.

ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 4GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The Republic of Gamers text on the shroud lights up based on load, and there are red colored trims at the back of the card as well, matching the ROG Maximus VII‘s color scheme very well.

ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 4GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The card comes with the standard video output ports – 1x DVI-I, 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI and 1x DisplayPort

ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 4GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The Striker GTX 760 also comes with a back plate.

ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 4GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

And here’s the Striker GTX 760 when viewed next to an ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II Top, which is a heavier card among the 2.

ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 4GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

One thing I’d like to highlight is that the cooler on the ASUS Striker GTX 760 Platinum IS actually part of their DirectCU II cooler range. 🙂

More details at the official product page.

Here’s the GPU-Z info for the card.

ASUS ROG Striker GTX 760 4GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

Test Setup

ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K
RAMKingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-2400
MotherboardASUS Maximus VII Ranger
CoolerDeepCool Lucifer
MonitorBenQ EW2440L LED Monitor
Power SupplyCooler Master V700
CasingSharkoon Tauron
Operating SystemWindows 8 Pro 64bit
DrivernVidia GeForce 335.23

Benchmark

Here we go!

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Card1080p (avg)
ASUS Striker GTX 76062.5
MSI GTX 76055.5
ASUS GTX 67055.0
ASUS Radeon R9 280X76.5

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Heaven 4.0

Card1080p (avg)
ASUS Striker GTX 76046
MSI GTX 76045.2
ASUS GTX 67048.5
ASUS Radeon R9 280X59.5

Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2

SceneCard1080p (avg)
Dark TowerASUS Striker GTX 760105.7
MSI GTX 76098.32
ASUS GTX 670100.84
ASUS Radeon R9 280X121.90
Desert SunriseASUS Striker GTX 760130.93
MSI GTX 760118.76
ASUS GTX 670119.75
ASUS Radeon R9 280X153.28
Concrete JungleASUS Striker GTX 76071.09
MSI GTX 76059.62
ASUS GTX 67059.56
ASUS Radeon R9 280X87.42

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

CardScore
ASUS Striker GTX 76058.4
ASUS GTX 67056.3

Temperature

Furmark Burn-in Test was used to stress the card. Fan settings are at Auto. Room set to ~25c.

Below is the full load details.

CardIdle(°C)Load (°C)
ASUS Striker GTX 760 (auto)2970
ASUS Striker GTX 760 (manual : 100%)2759
MSI GTX 760 (auto)2982
MSI GTX 760 (manual : 100%)2970

Last year I was wowed by the MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr but the ASUS Striker performed even better, and that’s additional WOWs for ASUS.

The fan on AUTO mode barely goes beyond 40% RPM load and worked even better than the MSI’s version on full load.

The Verdict

The ASUS Striker GTX 760 doesn’t come cheap. It’s RM 100 short of what the ASUS R9 280X DirectCU II Top is selling at and it’s a lot more expensive than the other GTX 760 out in the market.

What you get is ASUS’ premium build quality, 4GB VRAM, 3-year warranty, a super duper awesome cooler that’s silent and coolers extremely well, and also ASUS’ GPU Tweak that comes with streaming capability.

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