Reviews and Problems with Asus GTX 660Ti DirectCU II
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ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC Edition Video Card Review
20 November 2012
Summary: Final Thoughts
The GTX 660 sits at a very good position at the $200-$250 mainstream market. You are going to get a good price for performance ratio with this card, which many gamers will apprecaite. Remember this card is based off the GK106 core not the GK104 core that the GTX 660 Ti, GTX 670 and GTX 680 are based off of.
Pros: – Great overall performance, – DirectCU II cooling, – DIGI+VRM power design, – Only requires a single 6pin PCie connector, – Factory overclocked, – GPU Tweak software included
Summary: ASUS has a lovely and very silent offering with the GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP edition. It's factory overclocked relatively high, customized and custom cooled how can one not like that?, especially if all the variables work out so well.
But as always let's first discuss the GeForce GTX 660 as reference product all by itself. With the new GK106 silicon NVIDIA certainly has a product at hands with the means to be extremely competitive in the mainstream market.
Summary: NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 660 Ti will be a hit, of that I am sure. The card delivers excellent performance levels at reasonable power consumption which enables board partners to create low-noise custom designs. The new GTX 660 Ti is almost twice as fast as the last-generation GTX 560 Ti, but comes at a $50 higher introductory cost.
The ASUS GTX 660 Ti uses the same DirectCU cooler which we've come to love on their GTX 670. The PCB design has also been completely revamped.
Pros: Overclocked out of the box, Large performance increase over the last generation, Extremely quiet in both idle and load, Up to four active displays makes Surround gaming possible with one card, Native full-size HDMI & DisplayPort output, Support for PCI-Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1, Support for CUDA and PhysX
Cons: Memory not overclocked, Dynamic OC can't be turned off, Manual overclocking is more complicated than before, No technology similar to AMD's ZeroCore power
Excerpt: Pas de carte de référence pour la sortie de la GeForce GTX 660 chez PCWorld.fr. Mais NVIDIA laissant le choix à ses partenaires de proposer dès le lancement leurs modèles customisés, nous avons pu mettre la main sur la DirectCU II TOP d'Asus afin de tester le GK106 (en mode boosté). Verdict...
Pros: Silencieuse, Bien refroidie, Économe en énergie, Un GPU Boost au taquet, Prix cohérent