ASUS GTX560 TOP Review

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The packaging of the ASUS GTX560 TOP follows the normal ASUS style of a large fantasy Knight adorning the box, with the sturdy black box lurking within. Accessories are standard fare with a driver disk, molex to PCI-E converters, a DVI to VGA converter and a mini-HDMI adaptor.

ASUS GTX560 TOP Review Packaging     ASUS GTX560 TOP Review Card  

The card itself is gorgeous. A black PCB holds the Direct CU II cooler which has two PWM fans and some serious heat-pipes. With the black coating and red stripes it should certainly match most peoples internals.

ASUS GTX560 TOP Review Back     ASUS GTX560 TOP Review Cooler  

The metal support on the PCB gives the card a tremendous sense of solidity, only aided by the sturdy nature of the cooler itself. It's also good to see that even this TOP variant still only requires two PCI-E 6pin connectors.

ASUS GTX560 TOP Review     ASUS GTX560 TOP Review  

Even with such a large heat-sink and fan combination the GTX560 TOP remains a dual-slot cooler. Connectivity is provided by two DVI ports and a mini-HDMI.

ASUS GTX560 TOP Review     ASUS GTX560 TOP Review Outputs

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Most Recent Comments

17-05-2011, 13:12:57

Ah, so this is the new 560, not to be confused with the 560 TI, not that that should be confusing in any way

*begins to read*Quote

17-05-2011, 13:54:42

Good card, I just found a 560 DirectCU II for £167.99 but the MSI Twin Frozer II 560ti is only £175.99, personalty I would go with the ti.

Nvidia have done the same thing as they did with the 450 and the 550, they have just made another version of an already existing card.

It's not really a bad thing but first we had the Nvidia 550 and AMD 6790 releases which apart from the water cooled version of the 6790 are no better than cards that only cost a few quid more and I feel like this is the same thing all over again. Saying that though there is also the normal DirectCU version of the 560 for only £155 so that is not to bad, still, it would have been nice to see a new card slightly better than the 560ti rather than one slightly less better.Quote

17-05-2011, 13:56:44

what form factor is this (length being the most important - as she says!) ??

and where can i get one of these babies from?Quote

17-05-2011, 13:59:33



~175 quidQuote

17-05-2011, 14:14:53

This card is essentially a rehashed GTX460 with a few optimizations made for DX11.Quote

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