Asus Strix Introduction

Asus' new range of products

Asus Strix Introduction

 

Introduction

The highly successful ROG line from Asus has been with us for years now and it has generally been renowned for being the branding behind all of Asus’ top end products. We’ve seen the latest ROG Poseidon GTX 780, along with the already incumbent ROG Matrix range high end graphics cards. Along with the prestige of owning these products carrying the ROG name, there also comes a fairly high price tag attached.

Now, Asus have released a new branding range alongside ROG named Strix. This is set to be a more gaming derived alternative to the ROG name, but keeping in terms with the great looks and quality we’ve come to expect from ROG and Asus.

'Strix' comes from the Latin word for 'owl' and it's clear to see that the Strix range of products have been designed around this. Areas such as silence have been carefully looked at on the 780 which has been designed around an owl's silent wings, along with crystal clear audio positioning which again has been designed around an owl's hearing.

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First to show off, we’ve got the GTX 780 Strix. This employs a mainly black colour scheme with minimal red accents, whilst the comparable ROG units show far more red. Under the new cooler, we find the same heatsink design as the DCII units from Asus which we all know have proved themselves time and time again. However, the fans of the Strix do boast an impressive feature which we haven’t seen on any other high end graphics cards. Under idle loads the fans will remain entirely passive which is great for running a silent system which will still perform great in more stressful scenarios.

Along with the impressive fan technology, the 780 Strix is one of the first 780 we’ve seen with 6GB of vRAM. Other cards have been announced with 6GB such as the EVGA ACX 6GB, but it is still great to see that the Strix is competing even on factors such as this with the very high end cards. It’s also worth noting that the ROG cards don’t currently have 6GB models for the GTX 780. We do also find a backplate on the Strix 780 which is also nice to see.

 

The Strix line also includes peripherals as well as internal components. So far, we’ve only got information regarding the Strix Pro Gaming Headset, but we are hopeful that other peripherals will be released in time.

 

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The Strix is made from a high quality plastic in a matte black colour which we do think looks really good. The headset is a semi-open backed design, and there’s a design on each cup which have been designed to symbolize an owl’s eyes. As previously mentioned, the brand name ‘Strix’ comes from the Latin word for Owl, and so the products are designed around this to show silence and precision.

The Strix Pro comes with its own volume control built into the cable, and through this we also have environmental noise cancellation. This cancels out ambient noise so team mates can’t heat noises around you such as a mechanical keyboard click or other people talking in the background.

The headset has 60mm neodymium magnets which are designed to give the most accurate and high quality sound. This means bass levels should be punchier and all enemy footsteps should more easily be heard. 

We’re really impressed with the features and quality of the Strix range so far and we’re hoping to see more products in the near future. You can discuss your thoughts on the OC3D Forums.      

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23-06-2014, 08:12:25

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...091822659l.jpg

Asus have announced their new brand range Strix to follow alongside the ROG line.


Continue ReadingQuote

23-06-2014, 08:31:58

barnsley
The Strix series is a real hoot. Big fan of how the GPUs look.Quote

23-06-2014, 08:35:52

SeekaX
Remove the stickers from the GPU and it looks great. I like the 0db feature, i'd just underclock the card and hope it won't spin up past 10%.Quote

23-06-2014, 08:46:39

SieB
I like the looks of the DCUII more but the features of the Strix are definetly better.

Those headphones on the other hand are butt ugly, good god Quote

23-06-2014, 09:48:19

MadShadow
Is the strix series meant to be higher or lower end than the ROG series?Quote

23-06-2014, 10:00:35

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
Is the strix series meant to be higher or lower end than the ROG series?
I think it's on the same level just a different design/logo

It would also be interesting to see how that headset measures up to something from Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic Quote

23-06-2014, 10:07:05

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I think it's on the same level just a different design/logo

It would also be interesting to see how that headset measures up to something from Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic
Surely the cards cant be on the same level... I think that they are meant to be slightly lower end, more affordable cards. I don't know about the headsets though.Quote

23-06-2014, 10:18:53

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
Surely the cards cant be on the same level... I think that they are meant to be slightly lower end, more affordable cards. I don't know about the headsets though.
Well all the mosfets etc...used will be on the same level, This card just wont have features like the memory defroster, ROG LED and ROG designed shroud, Apart from those things they are pretty identical in features and quality.Quote

23-06-2014, 10:36:40

Wraith
Awesome write up James. Can't wait for the EVGA offering to see some form of direct comparison. Over all I like the clean-ish look of this card not quite as simplistic as the perfect Club3D styling... but hell it's ASUS.Quote

23-06-2014, 10:43:00

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Wraithguard View Post
Awesome write up James. Can't wait for the EVGA offering to see some form of direct comparison. Over all I like the clean-ish look of this card not quite as simplistic as the perfect Club3D styling... but hell it's ASUS.
I was only disappointed the heatsink inside wasnt black like the ROG Matrix'sQuote

23-06-2014, 10:52:11

Wraith
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I was only disappointed the heatsink inside wasnt black like the ROG Matrix's
I hadn't noticed at first, but now you come to mention it, it really stands out. Quote

23-06-2014, 10:54:24

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
I was only disappointed the heatsink inside wasnt black like the ROG Matrix's
That's 1 feature you have to pay extra for Quote

23-06-2014, 15:49:47

metalgun2000
I'm curious about something and I would like to hear from anyone who has experience on this matter. When OCing Vram, is it similar to OCing a CPU and memory? Take for instance, the higher the CPU clocks go up, generally means your going to be a bit limited with OCing the memory, especially with all slots populated and high density sticks. Does this work the same way with video cards? I'm just wondering if just because this 780 has 6gb of Vram would, on average, not be able to hit some of the higher memory clocks as the 3gb version.Quote

23-06-2014, 15:58:25

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by metalgun2000 View Post
I'm curious about something and I would like to hear from anyone who has experience on this matter. When OCing Vram, is it similar to OCing a CPU and memory? Take for instance, the higher the CPU clocks go up, generally means your going to be a bit limited with OCing the memory, especially with all slots populated and high density sticks. Does this work the same way with video cards? I'm just wondering if just because this 780 has 6gb of Vram would, on average, not be able to hit some of the higher memory clocks as the 3gb version.
Wrong please for that mate. Start a thread.Quote

23-06-2014, 18:27:15

jimma47
I like the owl face design on the 780s cooler. Just a shame in most rigs you don't get to see the moneyshot as it's facing down.
Also - is Strix pronounced like in 'asterix' or as in 'Strikes'?
cheersQuote

23-06-2014, 18:33:49

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Wrong please for that mate. Start a thread.
Hey Guv, How do the headphones compare with others you've tried i.e the Corsair 1400's etc...Quote

24-06-2014, 02:02:32

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
I like the owl face design on the 780s cooler. Just a shame in most rigs you don't get to see the moneyshot as it's facing down.
Also - is Strix pronounced like in 'asterix' or as in 'Strikes'?
cheers
It's pronounced as like the word tricks, but with an "s" in front. Basically, Stricks is how you say it. If that's confusing, just watch the video.Quote

24-06-2014, 02:08:29

katiekitsune
cant wait for them to release the 280x strix (yes it is in the works)Quote

24-06-2014, 03:53:14

MadShadow
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Originally Posted by katiekitsune View Post
cant wait for them to release the 280x strix (yes it is in the works)
Really? I saw that they are doing a 280, but I haven't seen the 280x. Might go for the 280x then if its any good. Quote

24-06-2014, 04:38:17

ShaunB-91
Same thoughts here as most, I like the GPU but I'm not so sure about the headset. Great idea if your a fan of owls? I'd like to hear the headset though, if the performance was that good and the price was right then the physical design wouldn't deter me from buying it.Quote

24-06-2014, 06:45:29

tinytomlogan
Im hearing £79 for the Pro headset I haveQuote

24-06-2014, 12:55:51

metalgun2000
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Wrong please for that mate. Start a thread.
Sorry Guv, it just popped into my head all of a sudden. Nice first look , are we going to see a proper review of the card?Quote

24-06-2014, 19:16:17

GadgetGarrett
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Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
I like the owl face design on the 780s cooler. Just a shame in most rigs you don't get to see the moneyshot as it's facing down.
Time for a mirrored build?Quote

29-06-2014, 09:46:47

jimma47
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddenShadow View Post
It's pronounced as like the word tricks, but with an "s" in front. Basically, Stricks is how you say it. If that's confusing, just watch the video.
Thanks heaps MaddenShadow - Video is blocked at work so I have to play 'watch this placeholder' and guess the words Quote
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