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ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP review
The Guru of 3D
7 November 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.
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: 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: Le même jour que la GeForce GTX 660 Ti de référence de NVIDIA sortent les différentes cartes personnalisées par les partenaires de la firme au caméléon. N'ayant pu tester la carte originale, nous avons néanmoins mis la main sur une version customisée du constructeur Asus, la GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP. Fréquences overclockées d'usine et système de refroidissement maison, comment se positionne ce modèle face à la GeForce GTX 670 et à la Radeon HD 7950 d'AMD ?
Pros: Performances, Très silencieuse en charge, Consommation
Cons: Pas de backplate, Bundle léger (pas de jeu fourni), Prix