ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP
When the behemoth Nvidia GTX 580 launched, we found it to be a very impressive card, having corrected the power, heat, and noise problems that plagued its GTX 480 predecessor. Then not long ago came the GTX 570, lowering the performance and price a notch while managing to hold off AMD’s flagship 6970. And now Nvidia is looking to continue their success with today’s launch of the GTX 560 Ti, bringing performance to the masses.
Beyond the reference design card, some manufacturers are taking what appears to already be an impressive product and pushing things further, with improved power distribution, custom heatsinks for lower temperatures, factory overclocked settings, and even voltage tweaking capabilities for enthusiasts who want to extract the most our of their graphics card. ASUS has decided to offer all of these, in fact, with the release of their GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP.
Featuring an all-new custom heatsink design, beefy power components, and a strong factory overclock, this ASUS card appears to have its sights set on the Radeon 6950. At a price of $270, the DirectCU II TOP doesn’t cost much more than the reference Nvidia card, but it comes with a boatload of more features, not to mention killer overclocking headroom.
So let’s jump in and take a closer look at the ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP and find out just how fast it is.
ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world’s top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium. The philosophy of ASUS product development is to do the fundamentals well first before moving forward. Started with computer components such as motherboards, graphic cards, and optical storage devices, ASUS now has now over 16 product lines, including desktop barebone systems, servers, notebooks, handhelds, network devices, broadband communications, LCD monitors, TVs, wireless applications, and CPT (chassis, power supply and thermal) products.