ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II 448 Core 1280MB Graphics Card Review

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The GTX 560 Ti 448 Core edition is the card that didn't quite make the cut to be on the GTX 570 team.  ASUS aused its DCUII cooling technology, and after thorough market research, decided to use a large cooling system which consumes three expansion slots, but you get whisper quiet performance and awesome thermal dissipation at the same time.  The 448-core version of the GTX 560 Ti lineup is a limited-run card, and bridges the popular GTX 560 Ti lineup and the next bump up, the GTX 570.

ASUS Exclusive Features

ASUS' GTX 560 Ti 448 Core uses the same design as the higher-end GTX 570 series, which includes a high-quality PCB, VRM, and non-reference components.  Reference power delivery components are replaced with their Super Alloy Power (SAP) designs.

 

Super Alloy Power (SAP)

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ASUS' SAP technology replaces the reference capacitors, chokes (inductors), and MOSFETs which lead to more efficient, reliable, and durable power delivery.

 

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DirectCU II

Using technology which has been widely accepted in CPU cooling for its thermal transfer efficienciy, ASUS' DirectCU II uses large copper heatpipes which are machined to contact the GPU directly to quickly transport heat to the fins, where you fans can swiftly carry it away.  Two fans push heat away from the fins, and it leads to cooler and quieter performance all-around. 

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GPU Tweak

GPU Tweak is ASUS' implementation for a professional-level overclocking utility, but has options to make it easy to use for even the newest of overclockers.  The monitoring tools and built-in GPU-z utility make it a great all-around overclocking solution.  Fully user-defined fan profiles, independent voltage control, and expanded overclock range options all make GPU Tweak a powerful, yet simple and intuitive, overclocking package.

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Full-size Ports and Native DisplayPort

The GTX 560 Ti 448 DCUII may share the massive tri-slot cooler of their GTX 570, but ASUS puts it to good use by offering all full-size output ports - no need for any pesky adapters here.

 

 

Highlighted Specifications

Video Memory GDDR5 1280MB
Engine Clock 732 MHz
CUDA Core 448
Shader Clock 1464 MHz
Memory Clock 3800 MHz ( GDDR5 )
RAMDAC 400 MHz
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
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
Dimensions 11.1 " x 4.9 " x 2.3 " Inch
Note To have the best cooling performance ASUS ENGTX560TI448DC2/2DIS/1280MD5 extends the Fansink to 2.5 slot , please check your motherboard slot space before SLI

Description and Specifications coutresty of ASUS' Product Page, click to view full specifications

 

Packaging

 

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