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ROG Striker GTX 760 Platinum 4GB Has Hand-Picked GPU

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Asus has announced its GTX Striker 760 Platinum graphics card, which is probably one of the most high-end GTX 760 implementations on the market. The card, as indicated, is based on the GTX 760 design, but beyond the GPU, there isn't much that it has in common with the reference design. It has an alternate PCB design, a different cooler, along with different clock speeds, as well as double the graphics memory.

The clock speeds of the unit are set at 1085 MHz base with a boost frequency of 1150 MHz. The 4 GB of GDDR5 memory runs at an effective speed of 6.0 GHz over a memory interface that's 256-bits wide. The GPUs on the platinum cards have been hand-picked for stability and overclockability.

There is also a standard (non-Platinum) version of the card that features lower GPU clocks. This card has a base frequency of 980 MHz with a boost frequency of 1033 MHz. These are reference frequencies.

Display outputs are taken care of by two DVI ports, a single HDMI port, along with a DisplayPort 1.2 connector. Powering the graphics card itself is a combination of a six–pin and eight-pin set of PCIe power connectors.

No exact word on pricing yet, though we can expect it to cost about $300. It should be coming to shelves this month still.

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    patrick47018 , April 23, 2014 12:46 PM
    handpicked? So they went out into the GPU orchard and picked one of these off a GTX tree?
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    Adroid , April 23, 2014 12:26 PM
    Great, another fancy 760. I'll stick with the faster GTX 770 for 20$ more.
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    Adroid , April 23, 2014 12:26 PM
    Great, another fancy 760. I'll stick with the faster GTX 770 for 20$ more.
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    sephirothmk , April 23, 2014 12:28 PM
    Even if it's handpicked, it's still a weak GPU
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    Amdlova , April 23, 2014 12:30 PM
    premium and titanium for kids. with 300usd you get better cards.
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    patrick47018 , April 23, 2014 12:46 PM
    handpicked? So they went out into the GPU orchard and picked one of these off a GTX tree?
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    CaptainTom , April 23, 2014 12:58 PM
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    Great, another fancy 760. I'll stick with the faster GTX 770 for 20$ more.


    Yeah that is starved for memory. Or you could get an R9 280X for the same price as the 760 4GB, and that would destroy it and tie the 770 while actually having an adequate amount of VRAM for an enthusiast card.
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    Adroid , April 23, 2014 1:43 PM
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    Great, another fancy 760. I'll stick with the faster GTX 770 for 20$ more.


    Yeah that is starved for memory. Or you could get an R9 280X for the same price as the 760 4GB, and that would destroy it and tie the 770 while actually having an adequate amount of VRAM for an enthusiast card.


    More than 2GB memory makes absolutely no difference for most people in most scenarios. I'm running 1080p and my 2gb 770 does what I need.

    It's a complete waste of money to pay more for the 4gb 770, and even a bigger waste of money to buy the 280x that's was selling for 100$ over the MSRP at the time I purchased the 770, for a card in the same performance bracket.
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    BranFlake5 , April 23, 2014 2:03 PM
    What's with the fancy 760's? Why bother finding the best of a mid range chip?

    If this were a 780 chip or better, I could understand more, but a 760, that's for the value market folks.
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    Nelson Lee , April 23, 2014 4:41 PM
    Wake me up when a GTX 770 / 780 Ti versions of these are out
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    laststop311 , April 24, 2014 12:59 AM
    Yea this really is pointless. GTX 760 is just a cutdown GTX 770, a GK104 with some smx disabled. For this premium price you can just pay 20-40 dollars more and get a standard gtx 770. Even the most premium top of the line gtx 760 loses to the most normal standard gtx 770. You would have to be stupid not to pay the extra 30 bucks and get the fully enabled gk104 chip gtx 770
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    bemused_fred , April 24, 2014 3:37 AM
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    handpicked? So they went out into the GPU orchard and picked one of these off a GTX tree?


    Remember kids, always make sure your graphics cards come from organic, cruelty free farms!
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    Menigmand , April 24, 2014 3:41 AM
    If you pay 50$ more, it's handpicked by a pretty girl...
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    Ninjawithagun , April 24, 2014 4:58 AM
    Meh, another waste of time and effort by Asus. They need to focus on getting the ROG SWIFT PG278Q ready for sale and stop screwing around with a year-old GPU family...just saying!
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    Master467 , April 24, 2014 5:42 AM
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    handpicked? So they went out into the GPU orchard and picked one of these off a GTX tree?


    Remember kids, always make sure your graphics cards come from organic, cruelty free farms!



    THE HORROR
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    marshal11 , April 24, 2014 6:48 AM
    Well it is a 4GB card. A 4GB 770 in Canada costs 450$. A 4GB 760 is 300$. 150$ isn't worth it, especially if it's a well overclocking gtx 760, because it will surpass a GTX 770 with a factory OC too. And I can tell you that my GTX 680 lightning (same as a GTX 770 lightning) which has 2GB of RAM can't run BF4 maxed out because it runs out of V-RAM on 4xMSAA. It'll run a steady 60FPS at 4xMSAA at 1346/7Gbps, but once it runs out of V-RAM, I get constant drops to 5FPS because of the GPU freeing up RAM. 2xMSAA stays at a max of 1903MB so far. In other words, 2GB is outdated for games that are capable of running games maxed out. You need at least 3GB of V-RAM on a high end card. Therefore, I'd take a 4GB 300$ 760 which overclocks like a beast over a 2GB 770 for 20$ more any day of the week.
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    Master467 , April 24, 2014 6:59 AM
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    my GTX 680 lightning (same as a GTX 770 lightning)


    First off, this is wrong. Second, you never mentioned what res your running at. 1440p is not normal, most people run at 1080p and its more then enough for that.
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    Adroid , April 24, 2014 7:06 AM
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    Well it is a 4GB card. A 4GB 770 in Canada costs 450$. A 4GB 760 is 300$. 150$ isn't worth it, especially if it's a well overclocking gtx 760, because it will surpass a GTX 770 with a factory OC too. And I can tell you that my GTX 680 lightning (same as a GTX 770 lightning) which has 2GB of RAM can't run BF4 maxed out because it runs out of V-RAM on 4xMSAA. It'll run a steady 60FPS at 4xMSAA at 1346/7Gbps, but once it runs out of V-RAM, I get constant drops to 5FPS because of the GPU freeing up RAM. 2xMSAA stays at a max of 1903MB so far. In other words, 2GB is outdated for games that are capable of running games maxed out. You need at least 3GB of V-RAM on a high end card. Therefore, I'd take a 4GB 300$ 760 which overclocks like a beast over a 2GB 770 for 20$ more any day of the week.


    So many people get hung up on RAM. AMD has more RAM that NVidia in general, it doesn't make the cards any faster (unless you are Bitcoin mining).

    2GB 770 is faster than 4 GB 760. 3GB 780 is faster than a 4GB 770. See a pattern here?

    More importantly, a 2GB 770 is equal to a 4GB 770 in 99% of scenarios (in some cases, the 2GB is actually slightly faster).

    And then there is the "future proof" argument. I personally do not think "future proof" and "graphics card" should be used in the same sentence. Well let me pay an extra 50$ for a 770 with 2GB extra RAM, so I can sli later... No thanks, I'll save my 50$, and apply it towards my next generation single-GPU solution. The GTX 770 is plenty fast right now at 1080p. In a few years when it starts being slow at medium settings for modern games, I will get a new 970 or equivalent.

    For those who must have the latest and greatest, or use higher res or multiple monitors, buying a lower end card like the 760 with extra RAM isn't the solution. 780ti, or soon the 790, would be the route to take... And sure, the 4GB 770 might give a few extra FPS on multiple monitors on certain games in a perfect world, but the frame rate is still unplayable on 3 monitors, so it's really not worth talking about.
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    Steveymoo , April 24, 2014 7:42 AM
    I think people are missing the point here. If you have 2 of these in SLI, you would be able to crank the resolution and settings up without being limited by vram. That was one of the major drawbacks of SLI'ing old GTX X60s back in the day. So you get >780ti performance, with less drawbacks. Apart from microstutter and driver support, of course.