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ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 STRIX with Classic DirectCU II Cooler Released

ASUS has just introduced a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB ROG STRIX graphics card. This one is a bit different as features the company's classic STRIX DirectCU II cooling solution. The card makes use of a custom PCB which is actually smaller than what was found on the GTX 1060 6 GB STRIX DirectCU III graphics card. The is about 210 mm long and draws power from a 6-pin PCI-Express power connector.

ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card
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ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card Review

ASUS’s STRIX Series started with AMD’s R9 280 series and NVIDIA’s GTX 780. From there the series has branched out to gaming peripherals, many of which we have also reviewed. STRIX has become ASUS’s mainstream gaming line behind their higher-end republic of gamers line. So when it comes to graphics card STRIX has effectively replaced the DirectCU line. While the cards still make use of variations of the DirectCU cooler, the marketing has changed to STRIX, which we feel is better anyways. That brings us to the card we are reviewing today, the STRIX GeForce GTX 970. The card features a nice factory overclock of 1114 MHz core and 1253 MHz GPU Boost, ASUS’s DirectCU II cooling with 0dB fan technology, which means the card will only run once it reaches a certain temperature threshold, a 6-phase DIGI+VRM design with Super Alloy Power and much more! Let’s see what this card can do!

ASUS R9 270X DirectCU II TOP Video Card Review
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ASUS R9 270X DirectCU II TOP Video Card Review

Here we are back with another graphics card review. Today we are taking a look at ASUS’s R9 270X DirectCU II Top Graphics Card. AMD’s R9 270X cards are of course based off the same 28nm Pitcairn GPU that we saw in the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition graphics card. As the name of this card indicates it will feature’s ASUS’s own DirectCU II cooling solution, which should offer better thermals than AMD’s stock cooler while also producing less noise. This is also a TOP edition card so it is factory overclocked with the core clock being bumped up from 1050 MHz to 1120 MHz. The 2 GB of onboard GDDR5 remains at the same 5600 MHz (effective) as the reference design. Is this the R9 270X that you are looking for? Read on to find out...

ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC
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ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC Launched

ASUS has recently made an announcement for its Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II series of graphic cards, and this series will incorporate a model that is going to stick to the AMD-reference clocks (which can go up to a 1000 MHz core, 5.00 GHz memory). Another model will also form part of this series and it is the one that offers factory overclocked speeds of up to 1050 MHz core, and 5.40 GHz memory and this one is the DirectCU II OC.

ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC
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ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC Detailed

The approaching Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II OC graphics card by ASUS has been leaked way before its official launch in January 2014. These Asus Radeon R9 290x DirectCU II OC cards are going to be dispatched with factory overclocks and will contain a custom PCB design which will influence its performance over the reference boards and is also going to extend help in enhancing the cooling capacity of the graphics card.

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ASUS GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II Detailed

ASUS has unveiled its brand new GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC graphics card. It features a non-reference PCB, a new third generation DirectCU II cooler and it is of course overclocked. The factory overclock is set at 889 MHz core and 941 MHz GPU boost compared to NVIDIA's reference speeds of 863 MHz and 900 MHz.

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ASUS Announces its Radeon HD 7790 Lineup

You cannot leave ASUS out of the bunch when it comes to the Radeon HD 7790 graphics card. Like most manufacturers of the "Bonaire" based card they have two versions as well. They have a reference design and their OC Edition which does feature ASUS's own DirectCU II cooling as well. The HD7790-DC2OC-1GD5 runs overclocked at a 1075MHz core, 6400MHz memory and does come with ASUS's GPU tweak utility.

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ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC Edition Video Card Review

Back in August NVIDIA released the GTX 660 Ti, which came in around the $300 price range.  Performance on the card was great, but not everyone has $300 to spend on a video card.  So NVIDIA released the GTX 660, which hits your wallet around $200-$250, but still offers great performance and lower power consumption.  Today we are checking out one of ASUS’s GTX 660 variants, the GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II OC Edition.  This card features ASUS’s DirectCU II cooling, which ASUS says provides 20% better cooling performance than a stock cooler.  This is also the Overclocked (OC) edition of the card.  That means the GPU clock is set to 1020 MHz (1085 MHz boost clock) over the stock settings of 980 MHz.  You also get ASUS’s DIGI+VRM power delivery design which enhances power efficiency by 15% and minimizes power noise by 30%.  Are you in the market for a GTX 660?  Is this the one for you?  Read on to find out!

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ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Video Card Review

Ah I am back to reviewing video cards, it has actually been a little while since I’ve taken a look at a current generation card, but over the past couple of weeks I have caught back up and today I am taking a look at an awesome card from ASUS.  Many of ASUS’s non-reference cards feature their DirectCU II cooling system and so does this card, but this card also features a 12-phase VRM that has super alloy caps and chokes, ASUS’s VGA hotwire that allows you to easily check voltages on the card and this single card can drive up to six screens!  The card we are taking a look at today is the 28nm ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II 3GB!  Read on as we take a look at this impressive card!

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