The Unboxing and Overview of the ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP
A Look Under the Shroud of the ASUS GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP
DirectCU flattened copper heat pipes make direct contact with the GPU core to speed up heat dissipation for up to a 20%* improvement in heat dissipation performance compared to reference designs. Keeping the card temperatures low also results in quieter operations thanks to reduced fan speeds! User can additionally experience superior overclocking performance due to lower operating temperatures.
Proprietary VGA hotwire allows you to plug and solder wires on the card's voltage regulators and accurately read and control Vcore, Vmem, and PLL voltages from ASUS ROG MBs on a hardware level
DIGI+ VRM with 10-phase Super Alloy Power
Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with 10-phase Super Alloy Power technology Delivers precise Digital Power and Enhance Durability for stable overclocking. Super Alloy Power technology is based on a special blend of elements internally developed by ASUS. Outside of pushing the design envelope and improving performance this significant accomplishment overcame the challenging production process under extreme pressure and temperatures. "Paul in the" Further reinforcing that not only quality components but class leading implementation and testing are used in the design process. Super Alloy Power utilizes metals that are highly-magnetic, heat-resistant and anti-corrosive to reduce power loss, enhance durability and achieve cooler operation. This fine alloy has been implemented in key components like chokes, capacitors and MOSFETs, enabling an overall increase in the performance of each component.
Overclocking is made real-time and intuitive with ASUS GPU Tweak utility. It not only allows you to optimize clock speeds, voltage and fan speeds on up to four graphics cards independently or simultaneously, you can also select between GPU Tweak's Standard or Advanced modes depending on your level of experience. For gamers out there, GPU Tweak enables instantaneous in-game video recording* up to 720p resolution so you can share clips with the community easily. On top of these exciting tools, ASUS gives you more:
*GPU clock and voltage sync and Disable 2D functions are not applicable on GTX 600 cards.
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