Thursday, November 10th 2016

ASUS Intros GeForce GTX 1060 STRIX with Classic DirectCU II Cooler

ASUS introduced a new GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB ROG STRIX series graphics card featuring the company's classic STRIX DirectCU II cooling solution (model: STRIX-GTX1060-DC2O6G). The card features a shorter custom-design PCB than the one found on the STRIX DirectCU III graphics card ASUS debuted the GTX 1060 6 GB with, although the cooler is longer than the PCB. Overall, the card is about 21 cm long. The card draws power from a single 6-pin PCIe power connector.

The ASUS GTX 1060 6 GB STRIX DirectCU II comes with factory-overclocked speeds of 1569 MHz core and 1785 MHz GPU Boost, out of the box. The included GPUTweak software unlocks OC Mode clock speeds of 1595/1811 MHz. In both modes, the memory clock is left untouched at 8.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective). Display outputs include three DisplayPort 1.4, one HDMI 2.0b, and one dual-link DVI. The company didn't reveal pricing or availability.
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8 Comments on ASUS Intros GeForce GTX 1060 STRIX with Classic DirectCU II Cooler

#1
madness777
We need a single slot card for goodness sake! Come on, the cards are efficient enough!
Whoever does it first will make people lose their mind over it! Probably.
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#2
champsilva
madness777
We need a single slot card for goodness sake! Come on, the cards are efficient enough!
Whoever does it first will make people lose their mind over it! Probably.
Maybe temperature its a issue.
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#3
mascotzel
I don't know what took them so long.
This cooler proved more than capable on the similar TDP GTX960, and they were already producing it for a while.
It's not unnecessarily long(unlike their DCU III triple fan version) and it has the "0dB" feature (unlike their white dual-fan version, from what I know).

They also had miniITX variants for GTX970/960 that seemed decently cooled. I wonder why haven't they gone the same route for the GTX1060 yet.
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#4
Air
mascotzel
I don't know what took them so long.
This cooler proved more than capable on the similar TDP GTX960, and they were already producing it for a while.
It's not unnecessarily long(unlike their DCU III triple fan version) and it has the "0dB" feature (unlike their white dual-fan version, from what I know).

They also had miniITX variants for GTX970/960 that seemed decently cooled. I wonder why haven't they gone the same route for the GTX1060 yet.
I would guess thats because most of even the smallest itx cases seem to support full length cards.
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#5
bug
How much? Because previous custom Asus 1060s are (were?) priced quite ridiculously.
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#6
NBH
This should have been the Asus 1060 from the start. I don't understand why the 970 strix had 2 fans, Pascal is better temperature wise yet on the 1060 they put 3 fans on it.

This is the card I needed a few months ago but I got my GPU now, making a 3 fan 295mm long 1060 was just unnecessary.
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#7
Smanci
Excellent. Might be my next card if the pricing is correct.
If the heatsink works as well as in the 960 Strix, this is the one and only short out-of-the-box cooling solution that currently has the means to provide practically silent and cool operation in idle and at full tilt.
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#8
micropage7
madness777
We need a single slot card for goodness sake! Come on, the cards are efficient enough!
Whoever does it first will make people lose their mind over it! Probably.
i guess coz dual fan with bigger heatsink looks cooler than thin single slot cooler
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