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ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Video Card Review

ASUS has already made a name for themselves as the top motherboard manufacturer for quite some time now, but they are really making a name for themselves in the graphics card market as well.  Their specialized cards use quality components, come with better cooling than the reference design and even sometimes are overclocked.  The card we are looking at today is no different.  ASUS’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP comes factory overclocked up to 900MHz, uses ASUS’s own DirectCU II cooler and features a super alloy design on the power components.  Let’s take a look at this card and see what it can do!

Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Video Card to review.

Features
– Top-selected and overclocked to 900MHz, 80MHz higher than reference for faster and smoother performance
– Speed up heat dissipation with doubled airflow via exclusive DirectCU dual fan design
– Pump up graphics performance with Super Alloy Power delivering a 15% performance boost, 2.5 longer lifespan and 35C cooler operation
– Crank up 50% faster clock speeds with exclusive Voltage Tweak

Specifications

Graphics Engine NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Bus Standard PCI Express 2.0
Video Memory GDDR5 1GB
Engine Clock 900 MHz
CUDA Core 384
Shader Clock 1800 MHz
Memory Clock 4200 MHz ( 1050 MHz GDDR5 )
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Memory Interface 256-bit
Resolution D-Sub Max Resolution : 2048×1536
DVI Max Resolution : 2560×1600
Interface D-Sub Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1)
DVI Output : Yes x 2 (DVI-I)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (via Mini HDMI to HDMI adaptor x 1)
HDCP Support : Yes
Accessories 2 x Power cable
1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptor
1 x Mini HDMI to HDMI adaptor
Software ASUS Utilities & Driver
ASUS Features DirectCU Series
TOP Series
Super Alloy Power
Dimensions 10.16 ” x 5.12 ” Inch

Packaging
The ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Video Card comes in ASUS’s typical retail packaging.  On the front it does let us know that it is 900MHz overclocked and some of the main features like 2GB of GDDR5, full DirectX 11 support, and ASUS’s Super Alloy Power.  On the back it lists some of the main features and quite a few languages and goes over the DirectCU II, Super Alloy Power, and GPU Tweak.

ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Video Card ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Video Card

Opening the box up inside you will find the ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Video Card, 2 power connectors (6pin PCI-E to molex), Mini HDMI to HDMI Adapter, DVI to VGA adapter, setup guide and drivers CD.

ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP Video Card

To give you a better idea of how the ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP comes, what all it comes with and a brief overview of the card check out the video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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