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

Processor Intel Core i5-4670K
RAM Kingston HyperX 8GB DDR3-2400
Motherboard ASUS Maximus VII Ranger
Cooler DeepCool Lucifer
Monitor BenQ EW2440L LED Monitor
Power Supply Cooler Master V700
Casing Sharkoon Tauron
Operating System Windows 8 Pro 64bit
Driver nVidia GeForce 335.23

Benchmark

Here we go!

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Card 1080p (avg)
ASUS Striker GTX 760 62.5
MSI GTX 760 55.5
ASUS GTX 670 55.0
ASUS Radeon R9 280X 76.5

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Heaven 4.0

Card 1080p (avg)
ASUS Striker GTX 760 46
MSI GTX 760 45.2
ASUS GTX 670 48.5
ASUS Radeon R9 280X 59.5

Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2

Scene Card 1080p (avg)
Dark Tower ASUS Striker GTX 760 105.7
MSI GTX 760 98.32
ASUS GTX 670 100.84
ASUS Radeon R9 280X 121.90
Desert Sunrise ASUS Striker GTX 760 130.93
MSI GTX 760 118.76
ASUS GTX 670 119.75
ASUS Radeon R9 280X 153.28
Concrete Jungle ASUS Striker GTX 760 71.09
MSI GTX 760 59.62
ASUS GTX 670 59.56
ASUS Radeon R9 280X 87.42

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

Card Score
ASUS Striker GTX 760 58.4
ASUS GTX 670 56.3

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.

Card Idle(°C) Load (°C)
ASUS Striker GTX 760 (auto) 29 70
ASUS Striker GTX 760 (manual : 100%) 27 59
MSI GTX 760 (auto) 29 82
MSI GTX 760 (manual : 100%) 29 70

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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