ASUS GTX560 DirectCU II review -
Alright, let's have a peek at the ASUS GTX560 DirectCU II or SKU name ENGTX560 TI-DCII model, above you can see the card we tested with its bundle. 822 MHz is the default reference clock frequency used on the core, this card clocks in at 900 MHz. Based on a 2:1 ratio the shader processors are clocked at double that, 1800 MHz.
Included in the bundle are the regulars like PCIe power converters, driver CD, manual and a mini display port converter.
The 1GB 256-bit gDDR5 memory is clocked at an effective data-rate of 4200 MHz. The design is stylish alright, we like that. Black PCB, which is roughly 10-inches in length. This card will eat up two PCI slots(dual-slot). Sitting on top of it is the DirectCU II cooler which has two fans blowing air over a heatpipe based cooler (3 thick pipes). A very sturdy design. The three copper heatpipes have direct contact with the GPU allowing them to transfer heat away real fast.
Two 6-pin PEG power connectors are required for this board. Power consumption is rated at a 170W TDP for the reference design 1024MB model, the TDP as we measure it is in fact a fraction higher due to the factory overclock. The power-connectors have been seated along the top side.
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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.