ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP
Earlier ASUS unleashes its GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP graphics card, though the material and overclocking performance are decent, the huge tri-slot size makes many players annoyed. However, later the company offers its GTX 670 DirectCU II, which comes a much slimmer body with dual-slot design.
Compared with GTX 680, GTX 670 cuts a SMX, it features 1344 CUDA cores, 112 texture units, 32 ROPs with memory interface of 256-bit.
The reference GTX 670 features frequency of 915/1502MHz, 1019MHz with Boost frequency. In our previous review, there was only 7.5% performance gap between it and and reference GTX 680. if we conduct overclocking towards GTX 670, we may wonder whether the card will outperform GTX 680.
ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP
ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP adopts a brand-new non-reference design, it’s an overclocking model, features frequency of 1059/1502MHz, 1137MHz with Boost frequency. The core frequency is 10% higher that the reference model. Does it mean that it will transcend GTX 680?
It’s noteworthy that there also includes a card called ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II, it has the same appearance as ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP, but it keeps reference frequency, the latter features overclocking design.
We can see there are three 8mm heatpipes in DirectCU II cooler.
Two 6pin external power connectors
LED indicator light
In compliance with the reference model, the card provides a DVI-D, a DVI-I, a HDMI and a Display Port for video output.
Metal rear panel at the back of graphics card
In terms of accessories, in includes a 4pin to 6pin cable, driver CD and a speed setup brochure.
Page 1: Introduction
Page 2: GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP Taken Apart
Page 3: Benchmark Platform & Settings
Page 4: Performance Test
Page 5: Temperature & Power Consumption Test
Page 6: Overclocking Test
Page 7: Final Thoughts