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

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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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • Adroid
    Great, another fancy 760. I'll stick with the faster GTX 770 for 20$ more.
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  • sephirothmk
    Even if it's handpicked, it's still a weak GPU
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  • Amdlova
    premium and titanium for kids. with 300usd you get better cards.
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  • patrick47018
    handpicked? So they went out into the GPU orchard and picked one of these off a GTX tree?
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  • CaptainTom
    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
    13157238 said:
    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
    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
    Wake me up when a GTX 770 / 780 Ti versions of these are out
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  • laststop311
    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
    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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