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ASUS GeForce GTX 560 1GB DirectCU II TOP Video Card Review - Card and Specifications

ASUS slap the DirectCU II cooler on the new GTX 560 and give it a strong overclock. Let's find out just how strong it is.

By: | NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: May 19, 2011 9:31 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUS

The Card




Looking at the card, you can see that big dual fan DirectCU II cooler that looks great. This isn't the first time we've seen this DirectCU cooler, we saw a basic version of the cooler on the GTX 550 Ti and we've seen the monster DirectCU II version on the HD 6950 which is a triple slot version.


Fortunately, this one while carrying the dual fan setup is only a dual slot card and not a triple slot one. This is good news as it seems a little ridiculous to have a triple slot cooler on a mid-range card.






Looking around the card, we can see we've got two 6-Pin PCI-E power connectors at the back of the card, while closer to the front we've got a single SLI connector which means we can of course have two of these cards running together.




On the connectivity side of things we've got two Dual-Link DVI connectors and a single mini-HDMI port.




On the core front the ASUS TOP version is the fastest GTX 560 we've dealt with so far coming in at 925MHz.




As for the memory, that matches the Palit coming in at 4200MHz QDR. That card came with only a 900MHz core. ASUS have gone hard with this card and offered a strong overclock out of the box; it should hopefully yield some strong performance.


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