Asus unveils graphics cards GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP, GTX 650 DirectCU TOP

Asus GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP and GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU TOP graphics cards expand the range of options available to customers looking for a graphics upgrade or component for a new build. The cards bring NVIDIA 28nm GPU technology and DirectX 11 compatibility, along with exclusive Asus add-ons. Both use TOP-selected GPUs for better overclocking performance, and employ DirectCU cooling to ensure improved heat removal. DIGI+ VRM digital voltage regulation and durable Super Alloy Power components contribute to greater stability and product longevity, while GPU Tweak paves the way for user-friendly card tuning. The two new cards are aimed towards budget-savvy customers keen on entering the 28nm GPU era.

The ASUS GTX 650 DirectCU TOP

The Asus GTX 650 DirectCU TOP

 

“ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP and GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU TOP graphics cards deliver wider customer audiences with 28nm NVIDIA technology and enhanced performance while maintaining attractive price points. TOP-selected GPUs ship overclocked 104MHz (10 percent) and 157MHz (14.8 percent) for extra performance, while DirectCU cooling ensures 20 percent lower temperatures and up to 3X quieter operation. For stability, longevity, and better overclocking, ASUS offers DIGI+ VRM digital voltage regulation and durable Super Alloy Power components, including premium chokes, capacitors, and MOSFETs. Customers access card tuning easily via the intuitive GPU Tweak utility,” said Vinay Shetty, Country Head – Component Business, Asus India.

Asus TOP graphics cards deliver customers hand-picked GPUs that ensure better performance out of the box. GPUs are selected for stronger overclocking tolerance, while the PCB and power delivery parts are subjected to more stringent heat and stress testing. The GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP ships with the core clocked at 1137MHz, or 104MHz (10 percent) quicker than reference. Its GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU TOP sibling offers a speedy 1215MHz core or 157MHz (14.8 percent) above reference. In both cases, gamers get extra frames per second from the get go with no additional effort required.

The ASUS GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP

The Asus GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP

 

The GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP and GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU TOP employ exclusive Asus DirectCU thermal technology, which entails flattened all-copper heatpipes that touch the GPU unhindered. Heat dissipation sees an immediate boost in efficiency with twice the contact area on the GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP. Both cards operate around 20 percent cooler and up to three times quieter than reference.

The two new models ensure a wide audience of PC users and gamers can tap greater stability and more overclocking headroom through the use of exclusive Asus DIGI+ VRM digital voltage regulation and durable Super Alloy Power components. At 30 percent lower power noise, 15 percent higher efficiency, and 2.5 times the lifespan of reference products, both cards deliver dependable graphics performance in every scenario, with a wider voltage modulation band. Super Alloy Power components utilise concrete-core chokes that eliminate buzzing noise even under full load, and premium capacitors offer a 50,000-hour lifespan, which is over twice the longevity of generic capacitors. All of these advantages give customers graphics cards that far exceed reference properties, yet retain a very attractive price point.

Asus graphics cards always provide added value, and so the GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP and GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU TOP include the GPU Tweak card tuning utility. Customers can easily modify core and memory speeds, fan settings, and voltages, all via a unified and intuitive user interface.

The GTX660-DC2T-2GD5 is available for Rs 18,850, GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 for Rs 18,450, GTX660-DC2-2GD5 for Rs 18,150, and GTX650-DCT-1GD5 for Rs 10,500.


Published Date: Sep 18, 2012 12:40 pm | Updated Date: Sep 18, 2012 12:40 pm