Overclocked Asus Strix R9 380 OC Graphics Card Review

AMD has recently updated its lineup of graphics cards, offering solutions for any taste and budget. Its Radeon R9 380 adapter is an appropriate balance of quality and price. Hence, there is small wonder that all company’s partners rushed into introducing their own versions of the card. The Strix R9 380 OC from Asus is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding interpretations. Let’s see what privileges it boasts.



General Specs


Asus Strix R9 380 OC is based on Antigua Pro GPU (28 nm) that entails 1792 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 11 TMUs. In contrast to the etalon model running at 970 MHz frequency, this card features 990 MHz nominal clock frequency. The codename – Strix-R9380-DC2OC-2GD5-Gaming implies that this item comes equipped with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, operating at 5500 MHz efficient frequency. However, it is assumed that Asus will introduce the version with 4 GB memory to satisfy the needs of a wider audience.


PCB Layout


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