ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP Quick Unboxing

Aug 21, 2012 Written by:ROG Article

Here we are with another sweet spot graphics card, and I have to say this one is really sweet so you may want to stock up on your oral hygiene supplies. Not that we condone trying to eat ASUS products. Back to reality, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti we have here with us fresh from the assembly line is clearly the DirectCU II TOP edition, which means an overclocked GPU set to 1137MHz boost clock, compared to the 980MHz boost clock of the reference GeForce GTX 660 Ti. ASUS also puts DIGI+ VRM and Super Alloy Power on this one, as is the case with most other recent ASUS graphics parts. These inevitably translate into longer-lasting cards that are more tolerant of overclocking and easier to tune thanks to the more precise and highly durable power delivery architecture. The GK104-based GPU inside gets the cool treatment via DirectCU copper heatpipes (direct contact) and a nice heatsink. Once more, ASUS maintains these result in around 20% lower temps than the reference design, plus the twin fans run significantly quieter. In the box you find GPU Tweak on a disc, but of course you can download the latest version here. GPU Tweak is one of the easiest interfaces out there when it comes to graphics card tuning, and allows everyone from beginners to grizzled veterans to get more out of their purchase with a neat software front-end. Considering its attractive price point, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP is definitely one of the more appealing choices available to you if you want to upgrade to the 28nm age or are building a new PC on a more moderate budget. Sure, it's not an all-out monster, but it's quite the sleeper beast and gets the job done in every game you'll throw at it. Now let's take a look at some pics. Firstly, the box shows off it highlights like 2GB GDDR5, DIGI+ VRM, and Super Alloy Power.

GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II box

 More detailed intros of the features on the back GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II back Customary ASUS box within a box

GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II 2nd box

Once open, it shows a slightly new packaging design, which is even sturdier GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU packaging This will get to you safely GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU packaging 2 The backplate with its foam shipping guard

GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II backplate

The card out in the open GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II Showing the DirectCU heatpipes and two 6-pin connectors (this is a two-slotter, by the way)

 Looking at the other side of the card GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II side HDMI, DisplayPort, and two DVIs

GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II display connectors

End of the card with the nice heatsink in view GeForce GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II heatsink