Alright, first photo coming right at ya... the packaging. Which we always show you so you know what to look for in the stores. Has anyone been to a store lately, or are we all ordering on-line these days?
So, above you can see the GeForce GTX 580, the ASUS GTX580 DirectCU-II SKU. It will become available for roughly 499 USD/500 EUR, we expect.
ASUS placed a rather interesting cooler on the product, the DirectCU II looks good though. Underneath the hood are actually two separate heatsinks with three heatpipes leading to one and two in the other.
Overall a nice and dark looking card. Let's look at the card from several different viewpoints. The GTX 580 card is quite good looking with the black colored monitor connectors and then that new cooler. The cooling works very well temps wise, but the biggest plus... it's very silent as our tests will show you.
ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 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.
ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II SLI review We review the GTX 580 DirectCU-II and it is one big momma ! ASUS shortly ago released a new version in the flagship series of NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce GTX 580. They customized the graphics card itself, overclocked it, allow even more tweaking and to top it off, they placed a three slot wide cooling solution on it. heck let's test two of these in an SLI setup.
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.