Asus announces GTX 670 DirectCUII TOP at an aggressive price

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Old 06-Jun-2012
Ginni Singh
Asus announces GTX 670 DirectCUII TOP at an aggressive price

The self-designed ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP brings NVIDIA 28nm “Kepler” GPU technology to a wider audience, while maintaining extreme gaming performance. The enhanced edition uses carefully TOP-selected cores that are factory-overclocked for instant speed boosts. With 2GB GDDR5 and 1344 CUDA cores, the new card makes the most of exclusive ASUS DirectCU heat mitigation. Utilizing exclusive 8-phase DIGI+VRM power delivery and Super Alloy Power components, it runs 20 percent cooler and considerably quieter than the reference card, opening up new overclocking possibilities with ASUS GPU Tweak. Advanced NVIDIA technologies, such as GPU Boost, TXAA, and Adaptive Vertical Sync further contribute to the gaming performance. The GTX670-DC2-2GD5 is priced at Rs. 30,000, while the GTX670-DC2T-2GD5 is priced at Rs. 31,000, inclusive of all taxes. For a change, ASUS has priced this card very aggressively and will compete directly with ZOTAC's offering.

Mean performer

An extensive battery of tests conducted by ASUS engineers scan entire batches of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 GPUs for the most reliable and durable parts. After undergoing rigorous thermal tests and overclocking trials, these elite GPUs are paired with custom-designed PCBs and the assembly is then put under further grueling inspections to ensure maximum performance in the face of extreme voltages and temperatures. ASUS TOP cards therefore meet the exacting standards of even the most demanding overclockers, and can handle the highest-end PC gaming with ease. Thanks to the TOP process, the core used on the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP has been factory-overclocked to 1137MHz, offering gamers an immediate framerate gain.

Digital voltage regulators and 8-phase power provision form the basis of exclusive DIGI+ VRM, a design originally used on bestselling ASUS motherboards. DIGI+ VRM lowers power noise by as much as 30 percent for cleaner, more stable, and 15 percent more efficient performance. As a consequence, DIGI+ VRM helps the GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP outlast reference cards. It is joined by exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power solid state capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs, which are specially-formulated for high demand overclocked operation and extended product lifespan.

The DirectX11-optimized GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP incorporates several new NVIDIA technologies, such as GPU Boost auto core clock maximization and TXAA advanced anti-aliasing. Both contribute to smoother and better-looking games, as does real time Adaptive Vertical Sync. The card also offers gamers enhanced single-GPU support for NVIDIA 3D Vision technology.

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