Now that the initial excitement about AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 and Radeon HD 7950 has subsided, the hot forum discussions about what graphics card is the fastest have quieted down. Those people who are satisfied with the performance and overclockability of the new Radeons have already bought or made up their mind to buy the card they want whereas others have decided to wait a little until Nvidia’s response known under the codename of Kepler. We will soon know if the Kepler lives up to their expectations, but today we are going to discuss a highly interesting product based on Nvidia’s current flagship chip G110. Manufactured by the recognized leader of the hi-tech industry ASUSTeK Computer Inc., the ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448-cores DirectCU II seems to be the culmination of the entire GF110-based generation. Read on to learn why!
Technical Specifications and Recommended Pricing
* - may vary for each specific graphics card
Packaging and Accessories
The graphics card comes in a large pretty box that has a picture of a mounted knight with horns and golden wings.
The largest of the info icons on the box informs you that the ASUS DirectCU II cooler is 20% superior to the reference GTX 560 Ti cooler. These features are detailed on the back of the box and accompanied with information about the graphics card’s outputs.
Accessories to the card lie at the bottom of the box:
They are not numerous: a power cable, a SLI bridge, a DVI->D-Sub adaptor, a CD with drivers and utilities, and a brief installation guide. There are no free games or anything extra inside the box.
The ASUS GTX 560 Ti 448 cores DirectCU II is manufactured in Taiwan. The card has a retail price of $299. Its warranty period is 3 years.