Asus has launched its GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II and GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP cards in India, priced at Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 31,000 respectively., with a warranty period of 3 years.
The two Asus GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II cards are virtually identical, with the TOP edition boasting of a higher core clock rate (1058MHz base / 1137MHz boost, compared to 915MHz base / 980MHz boost on the standard edition).
Based on the new 28nm Nvidia “Kepler” GPU technology, the Asus GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II uses the Taiwanese giant’s DirectCU heat mitigation technology, as well as 8-phase DIGI VRM power delivery, dual fans, and Super Alloy Power components. All this, according to Asus, makes its GTX 670 cards run 20% cooler and considerably quieter than Nvidia’s reference design. This potentially gives a large overclocking headroom, together with the Asus GPU Tweak utility.
For more details about the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670, and the new Kepler GPU, refer to our previous coverage. Vinay Shetty, Country Manager – Component, Asus (India), spoke on the launch of the GPUs in the India, saying:
"The factory-overclocked new Asus GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP 28nm graphics card runs 1137MHz boost clock operating 20% cooler than reference with Asus DIGI VRM and GPU Tweak. The latest version offers more overclocking features than before, and adds precision power target settings. The card uses exclusive DIGI VRM 8-phase power delivery and Super Alloy Power components for 30% lower power noise and 2.5 longer product lifespan, ideal for overclocking and full-tilt gaming. The card also offers gamers enhanced single-GPU support for NVIDIA 3D Vision™ technology.”
Check out the specifications of the Asus GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II and GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP graphics cards, below:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
PCI Express 3.0
GPU base clock/GPU boost clock
3004MHz (1502MHz GDDR5)
DVI max resolution
2560 x 1600
1 x native dual-link DVI-I
1 x native HDMI
1 x native DisplayPort
1 x power cable
Asus GPU Tweak and driver
10.7" x 5.4" x1.7"
￭ For optimized cooling, the Asus GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP uses a two-slot form factor. Buyers should make sure their cases can accommodate this.
￭ Standard Asus GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II version also offered