ASUS has launched an entire range of DirectCU II-enhanced graphics cards that include the latest technologies from both AMD and NVIDIA GPU rosters. On the AMD side, ASUS offers the HD 6970 and HD 6950 graphics cards with DirectCU II while for NVIDIA, the GTX 580, GTX 570 and new GTX 560 Ti all ship with the advanced cooling technology.
Based on ASUS DirectCU, which uses copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU core for up to 20% cooler performance, DirectCU II adds a custom cooler that uses twin 100mm fans for a massive 600% increase in airflow on HD 6970, HD 6950, GTX 580, and GTX 570 DirectCU II cards. ASUS has also launched the GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP graphics card with dual 80mm fans for the best performance in its segment through doubled air power.
The new DirectCU II graphics cards also include exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power technology, which uses a unique alloy formula in power components such as chokes, capacitors, POSCAPs and MOSFETs to ensure a 15% performance boost, 35°C cooler operation and 2.5 times longer lifespan. In addition, ASUS overvolting utility Voltage Tweak allows gamers to realize the full potential of their PC’s graphics performance with an easy to use and intuitive user interface.
The newly-arrived GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II graphics card from ASUS uses specially-selected TOP GPUs clocked at 900MHz by default, representing a huge 80MHz overclock over reference. This indulges hardcore overclocking demands out of the box, something gamers around the world eagerly anticipate.
|Model||ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD||ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD||ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5||ENGTX560 Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5||EAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5||EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5|
|Graphics engine||NVIDIA GeForce
GTX 560 Ti
GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 6970
Radeon HD 6950
|Video memory||1536MB GDDR5||1280MB GDDR5||1GB GDDR5||1GB GDDR5||2GB GDDR5|
|CUDA cores/ Stream processors||512||512||384||384||1536||1408|
|Memory Clock||4008MHz (1002MHz GDDR5)||3800MHz (950MHz GDDR5)||4200MHz (1050MHz GDDR5)||4000MHz (1000MHz GDDR5)||5500MHz (1375MHz GDDR5)||5000MHz (1250MHz GDDR5)|
|HDMI output||HDMI x1||HDMI x1||Mini HDMI x1||Mini HDMI x1||x1 via DVI-to-HDMI adapter|
|Dimensions||11.5-inch x 5.0-inch x 2.0-inch||9.0-inch x 4.4-inch x 1.58-inch||9.0-inch x 4.4-inch x 1.58-inch||9.0-inch x 4.4-inch x 1.58-inch||11.5-inch x 5.0-inch x 2.0-inch||11.5-inch x 5.0-inch x 2.0-inch|