Asus Teasing Strix DCUIII Pascal Based Cards GTX 1080 and 1070? Computex Could Bring News
The official facebook page for Asus posted a gif recently featuring colorful LEDs and its trademark Strix DCUIII cooler solution. The post has a caption: “something real big is coming soon. Can you guess what it is?”
The DCUIII or DirectCU III with Patented Triple Wing-Blade 0dB Fan Design delivers maximum airflow with 30% cooler performance with 105% static pressure over the heat sink while running at 3X quieter volumes than reference cards from Nvidia and AMD. DCUIII was used previously in some popular cards from Nvidia and AMD – GTX 980 Ti, R9 390x.
In games like League of Legends and Starcraft, DCUIII is observed to be completely tongue-tied. Of course, Asus will release Polaris based Strix cards as well but since we only know about GTX 1080 and 1070 from Nvidia, which are Pascal based, we are assuming that Asus will first unveil GTX 1080 and 1070 before showing Polaris cards following AMD’s reveal.
Computex is Asia’s largest and world’s leading professional ICT show and AMD is expected to reveal plenty of news regarding consumer oriented Polaris cards that are primarily for gaming. Meanwhile, Asus and its Strix cards are expected to be shown during the event featuring Pascal architecture.
COMPUTEX 2016 will open from May 31st to June 4th.
Apart from DCUII, Asus’ take on 1080 and 1070 could contain other popular features such as GPU Tweak II (or III) with XSplit Gamecaster, AUTO-EXTREME Technology, and a 20 to 30 frames per second advantage over the reference models thanks to DCUIII cooling and faster clock speeds.