The Strix GTX 960 goes on sale tomorrow, at a reasonable launch price of $369. ASUS has included some nice featuers, such as the DirectCU II for cooler performance and 0dB fan technology for totally-silent light gameplay. These gaming cards will run absolutely silent, 0dB, even when indulging in some “light gaming”. The cooling fans only kick into action when the GPU temperature surpasses a pre-defined level.
Strix GTX 960 is factory-overclocked at 1291 MHz and has a 1317 MHz boost clock speed in OC Mode. This translates to 12% faster gameplay in Assassin’s Creed® Unity and Battlefield 4™, and 6.5% faster performance for the 3DMark 11 (Extreme) benchmark at 1920 x 1080 than reference designs. For hardcore overclockers, the GPU Tweak software is provided to allow users to finetune GPU speeds further.