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ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP review
The Guru of 3D
23 September 2012
Summary: ASUS has been rocking it hard lately with the DirectCU II models of graphics cards. The concept works out really well for them as it covers all the basic demands you as a gamer will require. Game performance, cooling, and noise are way above the default baseline and that's great. This TOP model takes it even a little further with a nice factory overclock. So from A to Z the variables for a successful product simply are done right.
Excerpt: ASUS has launched three custom GeForce GTX 660 Ti video cards. Today we have the "top" end of these three video cards, the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP. Featuring a high factory overclock and custom cooling we review it against a GeForce GTX 670 and overclocked Radeon HD 7950 to find out which offers the best gaming.
Summary: ASUS has launched three custom GeForce GTX 660 Ti video cards. Today we have the "top" end of these three video cards, the ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP. Featuring a high factory overclock and custom cooling we review it against a GeForce GTX 670 and overclocked Radeon HD 7950 to find out which offers the best gaming.
Conclusion: Nvidia fans with a $300 budget should make an effort and gather up more funds for ASUS’ GeForce GTX 660Ti DirectCU II TOP video card as the product is really worth it. Gamers that want a fast card at this price mark, that would like to have it pre-overclocked and never bother with overclocking should know that this is probably the best solution for them.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Plenty of additional GPU overclocking headroom, Keeps pace with $420 Radeon HD 7970, DirectCU-II cools GPU extremely well, Digital DIGI, VRM alloy power components, Best overall value for DX11 video games, Short profile fits into standard size computer cases, Triple-display and 3D Vision Surround support, Cooling fan operates at nearly-silent sound level, Supports cutting-edge DisplayPort monitor connectivity, Very low loaded power consumption, Kepler enables TXAA and...
Cons: Heated air is exhausted back into computer case, 192-bit bandwidth may potentially create bottleneck on memory-intensive games
Excerpt: ASUS has been on a consistent roll recently with every Nvidia 6 series release and it is continuing with the 660 Ti as they drop in again and dressed to impress in full DirectCU II garb and bearing the TOP Edition muscle. Does it have what it needs to top the charts?
Excerpt: 4 Flares 4 Flares × The graphics card industry is one of the fastest moving – with Nvidia and AMD battling it out for the performance crown and more importantly, sales. Today we are looking at the brand new Asus GTX 660 TI Direct CU II TOP which features a custom two fan cooling solution and pre-overclocked speeds. How does the new solution fit into the market? Is it worth an upgrade?
Excerpt: Schritt für Schritt stellt NVIDIA seine neuen Kepler GK104 Grafikkarten vor. Dan Anfang machte die GTX 680, dann kam die GTX 670 und nun erblickt die GTX 660 Ti das Licht der Welt. Grundsätzlich handelt es sich bei dieser Karte um eine GTX 670, die mit einem 192 Bit breiten Speicherinterface ausgestattet wurde anstelle eines 256-Bit-Interface.
Summary: Die ASUS GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP punktet neben ihrer Leistung durch die Übertaktung vor allem durch die sehr leise Kühlerlösung. Die Kühlerlösung ist eine der leisesten Varianten, die wir jemals getestet haben, und ist daher auch für Silentfans uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen. In einem geschlossenen Gehäuse wird die Karte wahrscheinlich nur bei sehr starker Beanspruchung überhaupt leise wahrnehmbar werden, ansonsten verhält sie sich nahezu lautlos.