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ASUS STRIX/DirectCU III Features
ASUS STRIX GTX 980 Ti gaming graphics card is packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU III with Triple Wing-Blade 0dB Fan Design for maximum air flow with 30% cooler and 3X quieter performance. This card features exclusive ASUS AUTO-EXTREME Technology with Super Alloy Power II for premium quality and best reliability. It also has GPU Tweak II with Xsplit Gamecaster, which provides intuitive performance tweaking and lets you stream your gameplay instantly.
- Reinforcement Frame
- STRIX GPU-Fortifier
- AUTO-EXTREME Technology with Super Alloy Power II
- DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-I
- Patented Triple Wing-Blade 0dB Fans
- Rear-facing Power Connector Design with Red / White LED Indicator Ensures Easy and Successful Plug-in
- DirectCU III with Dual 10mm Heatpipe
DirectCU III with Dual 10mm Heatpipe
30% Cooler and 3X Quieter Performance
Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features two exclusive 10 mm direct-GPU contact heat-pipes that transport 40% more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.
Patented Triple Wing-Blade 0dB Fans
Max Air Flow with 105% More Air Pressure
DirectCU III features triple 0dB fans engineered with a patented, new wing-blade design that delivers maximum air flow and improved 105% static pressure over the heat sink, while operating at 3X quieter volumes than reference cards. The 0dB fans also let you enjoy games like League of Legends® and StarCraft® in complete silence — because the fan stops completely when the GPU temperature remains below a set level*. This makes DirectCU III the coolest and quietest graphics card in the market.
Learn more about 0dB fan design here.
* performance vary from system configuration and usage
PREMIUM QUALITY AND BEST RELIABILITY
All ASUS graphics cards are now produced using AUTO-EXTREME Technology, an industry-first, 100% automated production process that incorporates premium materials to set a new standard of quality. AUTO-EXTREME Technology ensures consistent graphics card quality as well as improved performance and longevity. This new manufacturing process is also environmentally friendly, eliminating harsh chemicals and reducing power consumption by 50%.
14-phase Super Alloy Power II
ASUS engineers have integrated premium components into their graphics card designs to reinforce overall reliability. Super Alloy Power II components greatly enhance efficiency, reduce power loss, provide 2X reduced component buzzing while under full load, and achieve thermal levels that are approximately 50% cooler than previous designs.