ASUS GTX560Ti 448 Core DirectCU II Review

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ASUS GTX560Ti 448 Core DirectCU II Review

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We keep hoping that ASUS drop the Fantasy Knight from their box art and stop appealing to teenage boys, but no luck yet. Perhaps the GTX6xx series will bring joy. The card itself is very attractive in the de rigueur red and black. We loved the look of the DirectCU II when we last saw it and time has not diminished its charms.

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This is one sturdy card with a big back plate to make sure that all the heat is evenly distributed. It looks classy. The NEC 0E907 Capacitor helps with its rightful place as the centerpiece of the reverse of the card.

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There is no denying this is a big beast. Triple slot solutions are rare and we're not amazingly convinced that the GTX560Ti 448 is a card worthy of such attention, but in pure "metal for your money" terms you can't deny it's imposing. It's not often that two 6pin PCIe power sockets seem dwarfed.

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Those with small cases need not apply. HDMI, Display Port and twin DVI ports seem relegated to an afterthought behind the colossal size of the ASUS affair.

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Most Recent Comments

12-12-2011, 05:05:26

tinytomlogan


ASUS have released their version of the GTX560Ti with 448 Cores, and equipped it with the DirectCU II cooler.

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12-12-2011, 18:39:14

CocaCola
Thanks Tom for another great review. Seems like Asus is really big on these bulky coolers. I would still very much prefer MSI and Gigabyte's coolers for performance/silence and that they save a bit more space for parts and upgrades.

12-12-2011, 19:24:35

murphy7801
I do like the DCUII cooler they keep my gtx 580's in line

13-12-2011, 15:09:36

badtaylorx
i have 2 cards with the dcu ii coolers and unless you either brace them so they dont sag or have a silverstone (inverted mobo)case,,, your temps will not be anything special....

however....

if properly installed....(asus' fault not toms) you'll have a hard time hitting 60c even cf-sli'd and oc'd....

idle temps are a pedestrian 30-33c but thats idle

just my exp...

bTx

13-12-2011, 16:02:41

murphy7801
My gtx 580's dont sag just screwed it to the case extra tight no issue. Also yer I on break 60 if I have my cards at 900mhz.

13-12-2011, 20:09:33

Greenback
I just put watercooling on my 6870

22-12-2011, 06:27:14

murphy7801
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post

I just put watercooling on my 6870
Effort to maintain and on a 6870 is that really necessary ? unless this is a troll comment
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