ASUS has announced their ROG STRIX GTX 1070, which aesthetically looks identical to the company’s previously announced ROG STRIX GTX 1080, and features RGB lighting.
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1070
The new ROG STRIX GTX 1070 features the same triple-fan DirectCU III cooling solution, which features ASUS’ Wing-Blade fans, which are claimed to provide up to 30% more cooling capacity and 3x quieter performance.
DirectCU III features triple 0dB fans engineered with a patented wing-blade design that delivers maximum air flow and improved 105% static pressure over the heat sink, while operating at 3X quieter volumes than reference cards. The 0dB fans also let you enjoy games in complete silence and make DirectCU III the coolest and quietest graphics card in the market.
The DirectCU III cooler is wrapped in an an all black, metal shroud which features cutouts for ASUS’ Aura RGB lighting system, users are able to personalize the lighting scheme using the ASUS GPUTweak software. The ROG STRIX also features ASUS FanConnect which ASUS describes as the following:
When gaming, GPU temperatures are often higher than CPU temps. However, chassis fans usually reference CPU temperatures only, which results in inefficient cooling of the system. For optimal thermal performance, ROG Strix graphics cards feature two 4-pin GPU-controlled headers that can be connected to system fans for targeted cooling.
The card also features a 6+1 phase power power design, and a factory overclock of 1885 MHz on the CPU clock. Around back, we have a premium metal backplate with what looks to be a RGB illuminated ROG logo.
For ports, we’ve got 2x HDMI 2.0a, 2x DisplayPort 1.2, and a single dual-link DVI-D connectors.
The company has yet to announce pricing or availability