ASUS GTX560Ti 448 Core DirectCU II Review

Battlefield 3 and Dirt3

ASUS GTX560Ti 448 Core DirectCU II Review

Battlefield 3

Oh dear. The 448 Core version was primarily released to coincide with the demands of Batman Arkham City and Battlefield 3. Whilst Batman was average, in Battlefield 3 the ASUS DirectCU II is nothing short of poor. Even when overclocked the ASUS can't keep up with the stock Gigabyte, which wasn't impressive to begin with.


Dirt3 just piles on the misery. It would be easy to think that just at stock the ASUS is performing poorly, but even overclocking doesn't help it overcome the whopping 40FPS+ differential between it and the competing models. Heck even the plain GTX560Ti beats it pretty handily. This hasn't been a good page for the ASUS DirectCU II.

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Most Recent Comments

12-12-2011, 23:39:14

Thanks Tom for another great review. Seems like Asus is really big on these bulky coolers. I would still very much prefer MSI and Gigabyte's coolers for performance/silence and that they save a bit more space for parts and upgrades. Quote

13-12-2011, 00:24:35

I do like the DCUII cooler they keep my gtx 580's in lineQuote

13-12-2011, 20:09:36

i have 2 cards with the dcu ii coolers and unless you either brace them so they dont sag or have a silverstone (inverted mobo)case,,, your temps will not be anything special....


if properly installed....(asus' fault not toms) you'll have a hard time hitting 60c even cf-sli'd and oc'd....

idle temps are a pedestrian 30-33c but thats idle

just my exp...


13-12-2011, 21:02:41

My gtx 580's dont sag just screwed it to the case extra tight no issue. Also yer I on break 60 if I have my cards at 900mhz.Quote

14-12-2011, 01:09:33

I just put watercooling on my 6870 Quote

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