ASUS GTX560 DirectCU II review -
Aaah yeah, Boom Schack-A-Lack GTX 560 Ti review number four is here ya'll... time to check out another AIB review on the GeForce GTX 560 Ti series. In this article we'll take the ASUS GTX560 DirectCU II edition for a spin. In the reference review you guys learned that NVIDIA has nothing to be ashamed about when it comes to the baseline performance of the GTX 560 Ti, the overclock potential however was really impressive.
And AIB/AIC partners will realize that very much, you'll spot products clocked at core frequencies of 900 MHz and some of them will even brute force attack that upper threshold higher.
The ASUS GTX560 DirectCU II or SKU name ENGTX560 TI-DCII tested today indeed comes all customized and factory overclocked; with quality grade components and a robust build the dark PCB of the GTX560 DirectCU II will carry a GPU clocked at 900 MHz and its memory at 4200 MHz, both thus a nice chunk faster than reference.
To top things off, ASUS put the DirectCU II cooler into effect on this card -- a full-cover design with three flattened copper heatpipes touching the GPU core which then carry the heat towards large aluminum fins and two sturdy fans. The fans have been developed specifically for the DirectCU 2 cooler. And that shows, as you'll notice later on in the results, we measure peak load temperatures at roughly 60 Degrees C. As a result of that excellent cooling we can actually overclock this card (without voltage tweaking whatsoever) to roughly 950 MHz, and that my friends equals value.
As always, have a quick peek and then head onwards into the review...
We received that big'ass Republic of Gamers (ROG) MATRIX GTX 580 graphics card from ASUS. The Republic of Gamers MATRIX GTX 580 Platinum graphics card is powered by an extensive 19-phase VRM circuitry that draws power from two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. The card will come with two BIOSes, so should you mess one up you have a failsafe by pressing a button. Something interesting is on-the-fly fan RPM control, check the photo's later on for that feature.
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ASUS GTX560 DirectCU II review
The ASUS GTX560 DirectCU II or SKU name ENGTX560 TI-DCII tested today indeed comes all customized and factory overclocked, with quality grade components and a robust build the dark PCB of the GTX560 DirectCU II will carry a GPU clocked at 900 MHz and memory at 4200 MHz, both thus a nice chunk faster than reference.