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Asus GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II
9.6 out of 10

Asus GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II

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Overall 9

Asus GeForce GTX 680 Review

maximum pc
30 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Asus has been coming on strong in graphics cards for several years now, though it never offers quite the variety of versions as companies like XFX and EVGA. Typically, Taiwan-based Asus will ship a reference card under its main brand, and then a custom-built, high-end card under its DirectCU brand.
  • Pros: It’s fast, nearly silent at idle, and sips power.
  • Cons: It’s as scarce as hens teeth.
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Overall 10

ASUS GeForce GTX 680 Direct CU II 2 GB

20 April 2012
  • Summary: ASUS has taken the already great NVIDIA GTX 680 reference design and put some work into improving it. The company is a leader in triple slot cooling solutions, so it is only natural that releasing a GTX 680 Direct CU II was one of their top priorities.
  • Pros: Large performance increase, Overclocked out of the box, Reasonable price increase, Some additional OC headroom left, Quiet, Low temperatures, Software voltage control & monitoring, Up to four active displays now, makes surround possible with one card, Native full-size HDMI & DisplayPort output, A...
  • Cons: Dynamic OC can't be turned off, Manual overclocking more complicated than before, Triple slot design might not be for all, Could be quieter under load, No technology similar to AMD's ZeroCore power
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Overall 9

This chunky graphics card handles modern computer games with ease

Good Gear Guide.au
14 November 2012
  • Summary: ASUS’ GTX 680 TOP is one of the most expensive single-GPU cards on the market, but it comes with the best performance we’ve seen in this segment. It’s big, solid, and well cooled.
  • Pros: Plenty of power for the most demanding games, Factory overclocking brings extra performance, Well built, effective cooler
  • Cons: Takes up three card slots, High price
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