ASUS Strix GTX 780, R9 280 Specs
|Spec||Strix 780||Strix R9 280|
|BCLK||889MHz OC from 863MHz
|980MHz OC from 933MHz|
ASUS makes big claims with these cards, stating that the fans will be completely passively cooled until gaming at 1080p or higher resolutions, producing a 65C+ temperature. The company says its heatsink is "220% larger" than the stock nVidia cooler and uses massive 10mm heatpipes. Unlike the stock cooler, though, the ASUS cards use push fans to cool straight down into the heatsink (directionally); the heatsink is open on the sides, so heat won't be forced out the back of the case in the same fashion as the reference cooler does.
In terms of performance specifications, we're told that the R9 280 is overclocked an additional ~47MHz from its stock 933MHz frequency. The Strix 280 hosts a 3GB framebuffer at 0.2GT/s faster than the 5.0GT/s stock speed.
ASUS' take on nVidia's GTX 780 hosts a 6GB framebuffer at the stock transfer rate. The card is overclocked to 889MHz / 941MHz boost from 863MHz / 900MHz boost stock speeds.
These devices should be available soon.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.