Asus GTX 1060 Strix Cheaper GPU With Older DirectCU II Cooler
DirectCU II offers significant cooling while remaining quiet as well. According to Asus, the older cooler works fine with the mid-range Asus GTX 1060 Strix and that the older cooler will allow the GPU to be cheaper as well. A better option for the consumer, so to speak.
Whether or not you are ok with this older cooler, new GPU combination is up to you. The Asus GTX 1060 Strix PCB is shorter than the cooler so the cooler overextends itself. You only need a single 6-pin power connector to power the card.
The Asus GTX 1060 Strix has the following features:
- 1569MHz base clock
- 1785MHz boost clock
- 1595MHz base clock with GPU Tweak
- 1811MHz boost with GPU Tweak
- 8000MHz memory speed
- three DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b and dual-link DVI-D
The design of the Asus GTX 1060 Strix is similar to other models. The fans are the same as previous models and here too Asus has gone with the typical black color with red accents, making it not only powerful but beautiful as well. This GPU would be a great option for someone on a budget and someone who has a black and red theme going with their build.
As of right now the pricing of the Asus GTX 1060 Strix has not been announced but seeing how the cooler is an older one we can expect the cost to be lower than that of the DirectCU III version. The question here is would you buy a new GPU with an older cooler design? You could save some money in the process but will it be worth it?
We will find out whether this combination works when the GPU comes out and we can see the temperatures at which the GPU operates.
What do you think about the Asus GTX 1060 Strix?