ASUS GTX560Ti 448 Core DirectCU II Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

ASUS GTX560Ti 448 Core DirectCU II Review

Test Setup

Our test setup for the ASUS remains identical to that on which we tested the MSI and Gigabyte versions, so this is truly a head-to-head.

ASUS GTX560Ti 448 DirectCU II
ForceWare 285.66
Intel Core-i7 950 @ 4GHz
Gigabyte G1 Assassin
Corsair AX1200W
6GB Mushkin Redline
Noctua NH-D14
Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Although the card is, as you'll see below, not troubled by any thermal limitations, nonetheless the overclocking performance wasn't great. It's definitely better than the Gigabyte model, but nowhere near the MSI.

ASUS GTX560Ti 448 Core DirectCU II Review


The DirectCU II cooler can easily keep the card cool. Indeed it's cooler than the already mighty MSI Twin Frozr III. Impressive stuff.

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Most Recent Comments

12-12-2011, 05:05:26


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

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. Quote

12-12-2011, 19:24:35

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

13-12-2011, 15:09:36

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....


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...


13-12-2011, 16:02:41

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.Quote

13-12-2011, 20:09:33

I just put watercooling on my 6870 Quote

22-12-2011, 06:27:14

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 commentQuote

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