Asus & MSI GTX950 Face Off
Published: 20th August 2015 | Source: nVidia | Price: |
Up Close - ASUS Strix
To say the ASUS Strix take on the GTX950 is dinky is to understate things. This is a perfect compromise between a PCB small enough to enable the GTX950 to power your ITX rig, yet without looking like it's just a cheap graphics card. If you saw the previews of the GTX950 it looked like it might be akin to the old 'bare PCB with a fan on it' looks of old, yet ASUS have retooled their excellent Strix cooler and managed to make a card that is stubby, but at a glance is equivalent to any of the more expensive nVidia models.
With such a tiny power draw there is little heat to dissipate from the GTX950, yet the Strix has two fans and a pair of heatpipes to ensure that it should go like a lunatic when the GPU Boost 2.0 technology gets hold of it. All of this from only a 6pin PCIe power input.