Thursday , 29 October 2020

ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC, Strix Goes Mainstream!

Gaming Benchmarks

Bioshock Infinite

Set in 1912, the game has protagonist, former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the floating air city of Columbia to find a young woman, Elizabeth, who has been held captive there for most of her life. Though Booker rescues Elizabeth, the two become involved with the city’s warring factions: the nativist and elite Founders that rule Columbia and strive to keep its privileges for White Americans, and the Vox Populi, underground rebels representing the underclass of the city. During this conflict, Booker learns that Elizabeth possesses strange powers to manipulate “Tears” in the space-time continuum that ravage Columbia, and soon discovers her to be central to the city’s dark secrets.




The ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC ran about 8 – 9 FPS slower than the GIGABYTE GTX 960 and running inline with the EVGA GTX 950 FTW so we suspect these will be pretty popular.

BioShock Infinite Settings

1920 x 1080
  • DirectX 11
  • Ultra Quality
  • DODD Enabled
  • FXAA Enabled


Grand Theft Auto V for PC offers players the option to explore the award-winning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in resolutions of up to 4k and beyond, as well as the chance to experience the game running at 60 frames per second. The game offers players a huge range of PC-specific customization options, including over 25 separate configurable settings for texture quality, shaders, tessellation, anti-aliasing and more, as well as support and extensive customization for mouse and keyboard controls. Additional options include a population density slider to control car and pedestrian traffic, as well as dual and triple monitor support, 3D compatibility, and plug-and-play controller support.



We are just starting to use GTA 5 and the ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC gave us 43 FPS will all settings to as high as they would go except Grass. We didn’t crank up Grass because as a visual enhancement well it’s just grass.


1920 x 1080
  • Ignore Suggested Limits ON
  • DirectX Version 11
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • VSync ON
  • Sterio 3D ON
  • Pause Game On Focus Loss ON
  • Population Density High
  • Population Variety High
  • Distance Scaling High
  • Texture Quality Very High
  • Shader Quality Very High
  • Shadow Quality Very High
  • Reflection Quality Ultra
  • Reflection MSAA OFF
  • Water Quality Very High
  • Particles Quality High
  • Grass Quality High
  • Post FX Ultra
  • In-Game Depth Of Field ON
  • Anisotropic Filtering X8
  • Ambient Occlusion High
  • Tesselation Very High
  • Long SHadows OFF
  • High Resolution SHadows OFF
  • High Detail Streaming While Flying ON

Shadow of Mordor

Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth. You may remember some controversy over the recommended system spec for this one being a little crazy. For our benchmarks we turned Order Independent Transparency off as it requires more VRAM than we feel is worth the graphical effect when considering our 2GB available on the GTX 950 and mainstream video cards.



At 1920 x 1080 the ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC gave us 63 FPS on the very high preset so we decided to go for the gusto and run Shadows of Mordor on the Ultra Preset.



On Ultra the ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC gave us an eye-popping 46 FPS and the game play was smooth and easy. If we may say so the gaming graphics were visually stunning and the ASUS Strix GTX 950 DC2OC handled ever bit of it without micro-stutters or loading pauses.

Shadow of Mordor Settings

Very High Preset 1080p   Ultra Preset 1080p
  • Order Independent Transparency – Off
  • Order Independent Transparency – Off


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  1. Nice review! any chance you do another with 2x 950’s on SLI and how they perform compared with a single 970 or even 980?

    keep the good work!

    • No Matter what you do when running the GTX 950 in SLI the array of Video Cards wil still be limited to 2GB of memory on the first card so they aren’t going to compare well to a card with 4GB of memory video card. I did run SLI with a couple of 950’s and two scored 12k on 3DMark Skydiver if that’s any help. Jump the resolution up to 1440p and the SLI arrangement just won’t handle it being limited to 2 GB of memory.

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