Asus has launched the dual-fan GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II graphics cards. These cards are aimed towards those interested in moving up to the DirectX 11 and 28nm era for home multimedia, graphics-reliant productivity, and detailed gaming.
As per an official statement by Asus, the thermal design of the DirectCU II makes it 20 percent cooler, and three times quieter than other graphics cards. DIGI+ VRM and Super Alloy Power allow for longevity and stability, and GPU Tweak for overclocking. The cards also support four-screen displays via NVIDIA 3D Surround technology. Asus offers two GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II variants, including TOP and OC versions.
The graphics cards are derived from the NVIDIA GK106 core. The TOP version uses GPUs tested and factory-overclocked to 1033MHz boost clock (105MHz above reference). The OC version runs on 954MHz boost (26MHz above reference). Both cards ship with 1GB GDDR5 video memory set to 5,400MHz.
Asus DirectCU II TOP
The DirectCU II cooler consists of copper heatpipes in direct contact with the GPU, a large dissipation area made of thermally-efficient materials, and dual noise-dampening fans.
DIGI+ VRM digital voltage regulation in the graphics cards allowing for voltage adjustments and overclocking. Asus states that the GTX 650 Ti core offers customers a considerable overclocking margin. To aid in this, Super Alloy Power solid state capacitors, concrete-core buzz-free chokes, and MOSFETs handle heavy load and extended operation with ease. The design allows for 30 percent less power noise to boost stability, and its long-lasting components translate into 2.5 times the longevity of reference cards.
The exclusive GPU Tweak utility also joins the package to assist GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II buyers in making the most of graphics card power. Easy core and clock adjustments, fan speed controls, and voltage modification allow customers to change card parameters. All GPU Tweak features are accessible from a single interface.
Featuring HDMI 1.4a, D-sub, and dual DVI, Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II cards are optimised for NVIDIA 3D Surround technology to expand displays on up to four monitors at once. For example, gamers may enjoy three-screen action panoramas while using the fourth monitor as a large window reserved for GPU Tweak tuning, video chat, and more. The larger visual format is also useful for home and professional productivity, including graphic design and image rendering, enabling better multitasking with more applications open simultaneously.
Asus has priced the GTX650TI-DC2T-1GD5 at Rs 13,000, and the GTX650TI-DC2O-1GD5 at Rs 12,500 in India. These prices are not inclusive of taxes.
Publish date: October 10, 2012 1:02 pm| Modified date: December 19, 2013 2:33 am
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