Asus Geforce GTX670 Direct CU II TOP Review (OC)

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Nvidia recently released their GTX670 series of graphics cards and today we are looking at the latest high end version from partner Asus. The Asus Geforce GTX670 Direct CU II TOP which is supplied with a dual fan metal cooler and pre-overclocked settings.

The higher powered GTX680 and GTX690 have been met with widespread critical acclaim however the GTX670 is the most interesting of the new range, because it will target the widest audience.

The reference GTX670 ships with a clock speed of 915mhz, with a turbo to 980mhz. The memory is configuration at 1,500mhz for an effective rate of 6.00ghz.

This card ships with the lovely Direct CU II metal cooler with multiple heatpipes and dual fan configuration. How does the Asus Geforce GTX670 Direct CU II TOP stack up?

Product Nvidia GTX670 Asus GTX670 Direct CU II TOP Nvidia GTX680 AMD HD7970
Transistors 3500m 3500m 3500m 4310m
Core Clock 915 mhz+ 1058 mhz+ 1006mhz+ 925mhz
Memory clock 1,502mhz 1,502mhz 1502mhz 1375mhz
Shaders 1344 1344 1536 2048
ROPs 32 32 32 32
Memory 2GB 2GB 2GB 3GB
Memory bus width 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit 384 bit

The Asus Geforce GTX670 Direct CU II TOP has received a core clock increase to 1,058mhz, with an effective Core Boost Clock to 1137MHz. The memory speed hasn’t been changed over the reference card, clocked at 1,500mhz (6,000mhz effective).

Asus sell a reference clocked version of this card for £369.95 inc vat. This overclocked version has a £30 price premium, retailing for £399.95. Is it worth the high asking price?

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  • David
    May 24, 2012
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    thats incredible. £400 is a lot of money, but its £80 less as said. seems like a good saving for another kit of memory or similar !

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  • Ian McDonnell
    May 24, 2012
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    Thats a winner. but the GTX680 will be faster when you overclock it :) not really fair as this asus card is overclocked.

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  • Brian f
    May 24, 2012
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    Very tasty. Good oc too

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  • Pete wong
    May 24, 2012
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    They make great video cards. This is better than anything amd have out.

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  • steven
    May 24, 2012
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    Nvidia back in the game! They need something out around the 300 quid mark now

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  • Hamstrung
    May 25, 2012
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    very nice indeed. Their Direct CU cooler has always been very good. Only thing I would say is the bundle is dire looking.

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  • Peter
    May 25, 2012
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    bought one this morning, damn you :(

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    May 26, 2012
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    May 27, 2012
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  • You can’t have a GTX 680 because they were all sent to hardware reviewers! - IT Lounge
    May 30, 2012
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  • Ashuiegi
    June 21, 2012
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    it seems you have a problem in your rig ,In unigine heaven bench, i ve got a 2924 score and 116,1 average fps with this card on a sabretooth p67 mobo with i5 2500k @ 4ghz with 8g of ram

    all the bench settings were the same
    you should get more then me with your rig , i think …..

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  • Hossein
    July 7, 2012
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    ASUS GTX670-DC2T or ASUS GTX680 is faster in max overclocking?
    are these cards stable in max overclock?

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  • Hossein
    July 7, 2012
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    sorry i forgot to say my computer specifications
    My computer components are : ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe, Intel i7 3770K, Ram 32GB G.Skill DDR3 1600.

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