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!