Asus GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP and GTX 650 DirectCU TOP unveiled
Asus GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP and GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU TOP graphics cards expand the range of options available to customers looking for a graphics upgrade or component for a new build. Priced attractively, they bring Nvidia 28nm GPU technology and DirectX 11 compatibility, and improve on these with exclusive Asus add-ons. Both use TOP-selected GPUs for better overclocking performance, and employ DirectCU cooling to ensure improved heat removal. DIGI+ VRM digital voltage regulation and durable Super Alloy Power components contribute to greater stability and product longevity, while GPU Tweak paves the way for user-friendly card tuning.
Asus TOP graphics cards deliver customers hand-picked GPUs that ensure better performance out of the box. GPUs are selected for stronger overclocking tolerance, while the PCB and power delivery parts are subjected to more stringent heat and stress testing. The GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP ships with the core clocked at 1137MHz, or 104MHz (10%) quicker than reference. Its GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU TOP sibling offers a speedy 1215MHz core or 157MHz (14.8%) above reference. In both cases, gamers get extra frames per second from the get go with no additional effort required.
The GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP and GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU TOP employ exclusive Asus DirectCU thermal innovation, which entails flattened all-copper heat pipes that touch the GPU unhindered. Heat dissipation sees an immediate boost in efficiency with twice the contact area on the GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP. Both cards operate around 20% cooler and up to three times quieter than reference.