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After testing the fourth card here in the Guru3D trenches the conclusions on these GTX 560 boards tend to get a little repetitive, but again we like what we tested alright. The card looks and feels robust, has a nice clean PCB and obviously the card is factory clocked higher at 900MHz, combined with the DirectCU II cooler that definitely works out well as overall temperatures and noise levels are more than acceptable.
Overclocking wise you can still coax another 50 MHz out of the GPU core without using GPU voltage tweaks, if you utilize ASUS SmartDoctor software then we have no doubt you can take the product over 1 GHz.
With that level of game rendering performance you can address any modern game up-to say a monitor resolution of 1920x1200 combined with 4x Anti-aliasing and 16x Anisotropic Filtering. Power consumption isn't really an issue either, consuming roughly 170 Watts when it's stressed badly in a game. Mind you these are peak levels, the average power consumption will tell another story.
Noise wise you will not complain either as well, the noise level is a tiny bit higher than average, but remains incredibly acceptable, while in return you receive amazing cooling performance. Now add features like 3D capability, CUDA and PhysX. Then overall you'll notice that the GTX 560 Ti series really does offer a lot.
And sure, performance wise you can't complain about anything here as all modern DX11 and lower games will play absolutely fine on the ASUS GTX560 DirectCU II, and that's with decent image quality settings enabled at say 4xAA and 16xAF + very high in-game quality settings.
Much like all other GTX 560 Ti reviews we have written, the success of the product will depend on the pricing level. ASUS definitely has a very nice product here on their hands, offer it at the right price and these GTX 560 Ti cards can become golden, as remember, with a good tweak you'll lift it close to GTX 570 performance.
It should be no surprise that once again we can recommend this product very much. The design is sturdy and impressive, the performance really good and the tweakability definitely appealing. Just don't pay more than say 275 EUR for this card, otherwise the GTX 570 would be a more logical choice in weaponry.
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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.