ASUS GTX560Ti 448 Core DirectCU II Review
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.
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.
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.
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.