ASUS Strix GTX 980 (OC Edition)

ASUS Strix 980After months of suffering with the poor performance of the GTX 760 and today’s current games, I’ve finally upgraded to the ASUS Strix GTX 980 OC Edition.

My intention was to get the EVGA GTX 980 SC and was told there was just 1 more left at MSY in Auburn. After waiting 45-minutes in line (which is only a problem at their Auburn store), I walk up to the counter and request the card… Unfortunately, after looking for a few minutes, they could not find it – even though their system showed 1 left. They simply said it’s ‘missing’.

Well, I wasn’t going to go empty handed. I took the plunge and opted for the ASUS Strix 980 instead. At the same cost of an EVGA where it would normally have a premium on top! It has so far paid off and is one fantastic overclocker!




Valley benchmarks @ 1596MHz boost yields a score of 3043. Not bad considering I’m only running a single GPU.

3DMark Firestrike produced a total score of: 12963.

Graphics Score
Physics Score
Combined Score

I’m incredibly pleased so far. However with the ASUS RMA rate questioned by some, I don’t particularly I actually don’t see this as an issue. At the time of writing this I still have an ASUS GTX 9800+ Top which still functions perfectly after 6 years!

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