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ASUS Announces the GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP

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The ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP graphics card delivers a true flagship product for dedicated PC gamers and performance enthusiasts. The TOP-selected 28 nm NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPU has been overclocked by ASUS to 1201 MHz to boost frame rates in games, offering users 143 MHz over reference. Its ASUS-designed DirectCU II thermal design runs 20% cooler than stock, while the twin 100 mm fans keep noise at bay with 14 dB quieter operation.

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FYI, this DCUII TOP use 6 and 8pin non-stacked power connectors.

 
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So big!
Along with some tower-type coolers, this should put some serious tension on the motherboards (probably causing it to bend).
 

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Very nice :toast:
 

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FYI, this DCUII TOP use 6 and 8pin non-stacked power connectors.

http://i.imgur.com/oQq8m.jpg
It's so beautiful! So much better looking than the Asus7970DirectCU2, they changed the top plate, the housing design ever so slight, and even made the box look nicer. This AMD fan is jumping ship to NVidia! This card is ON the new hardware list!:D


More photos pleeeeeeeeeeeese!
 

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the hefty cooler is justified with the +143MHz OC..



Here's a review for the card .. they managed to Overclock further to 1328MHz, no voltage adjustments @ 47 C
the TDP cap on this board can be raised to a whopping 159% (a more generous 280W effectively from 175W)



 
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I hope this won't fail as much as the 7970 DCII. There's really something amiss about that one...
 

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Wondering how fast the fans spin up in Auto mode at idle and office apps? Is it $500 or $600? Does NVidia have Catalyst Control Center like software? Will an AX850 provide enough stable juice for this monster? This gorgeous kit got me out of bed at 4am, can’t find enough information on it, no listing at the Asus site yet, going bonkers. Does it come with a t-shirt?



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I do like the other DirectCU designs, but this one is a bit silly, the core is probably only going to hit 3 of those heatpipes, and instead of the DirectCU on the 7970 which has the heatpipes right next to each other this has them separated, that's a little silly :( Could've easily squished them together.
 

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Nice, Really looking foward to the review! I also wonder if sometime later a 4gb version will show up... on the other hand, not really sure if the 4gb are needed or worth the "trouble".
 

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I am reading the review right now, its really nice, but am I missing the Temperature Comparision somewhere?
 
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wow those are about the same temps my 8800GT gets :cool: thats pretty good when you consider the 680 uses close to twice the power of my 8800GT (and therefore that much more heat)

as always, great review W1zzard


I do like the other DirectCU designs, but this one is a bit silly, the core is probably only going to hit 3 of those heatpipes, and instead of the DirectCU on the 7970 which has the heatpipes right next to each other this has them separated, that's a little silly :( Could've easily squished them together.
or they could have placed a thin copper plate over them... still it seems pretty effective.
 
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Amazing review, the $20 increase over the reference card is easily justified. Thanks TPU!:D
 

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:eek:
So big!
Along with some tower-type coolers, this should put some serious tension on the motherboards (probably causing it to bend).
Some cases (Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced) have retention brackets for that. Tho I'm not quite sure if it would fit on this card, being triple depth.
 
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3 slots??
 
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Seriously, I thought it was going to be mine.

But the Tri-Slot cooler disapoints me.

I have a P8P67 WS Revolution, where sure I have plenty of PCi-Express slots, but this is what makes the strenght of this mainboard for future expension.

With a tri-slot design, this cuts me the access of a PCi-Express x16 slot :/

Very disapointed...

Maybe I'm going to wait for MSI Lightning which usually has a 2-slot cooler
 
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O mama i need a track for my fat girl,s (ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP)and hotel(12 slot motherboard):pimp: