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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.

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

The Card

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

Specifications

 

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

 

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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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