The cooler is a good chunk longer then what you will see on average, then again it is dual-slot and dual-fan. The cooling solution overall is incredibly silent and the performance is great as well, the DirectCU II series of cooling has done ASUS justice alright. This model has three thick heatpipes merging into the cooling block and touching the GPU, hence the Direct CU (copper) branding.
The GeForce GTX 660 has a maximum power consumption of 140 Watts, the typical power raw will actually be a good notch lower. You'll need to power the card with only one 6-pin PCIe PEG lead from your power supply.
Well, let's skin it and see what is under the hood. What an incredibly clean PCB right there. Let's zoom in a little.
And there is GK106 - the Kepler based GPU with 960 active shader processors, a 28nm fab GPU with 2.54 Billion transistors.
Excellent component usage right there. Metal core chokes, solid capacitors 6 power phases. Six-phase Super Alloy Power components product lifespan and durability while operating noise-free even under heavy workloads
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