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is there any different between the direct cu ii and the reference design GTX 580 of the asus besides the cooling ?
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Yeup.... The asus is fat as ^^^^
    
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They are totally different PCB

Costum PCB for the DCII with much better VRMs.

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^this.
 
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Originally Posted by [Water];15064126 
Yeup.... The asus is fat as ^^^^
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They are totally different PCB

Costum PCB for the DCII with much better VRMs.

DCII
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Reference
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what about the clocking features ? is anyone out there SLI the direct cu ii n the reference card ?
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The main difference of both cards is that the DCII is a Non Reference Card and the normal ASUS GTX 580 is a Reference Card.

The advantage of the Reference GTX 580 is the compatibility with a full waterblock, other than that it only has stock cooling which is inefficient and standard overclocking enhancing features.smile.gif

The advantage of the DCII is a factory custom cooler, higher amount of VRMs and voltage features for a increasement of the voltage induction efficiency,a built in HDMI port and of course vast overclocking ability and performance:)

Hope that clears up:D
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [Water];15064126 
Yeup.... The asus is fat as ^^^^

But it's makes no noise whatsoever. My temps. at idle is 35C.
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check out the link in my sig.

I run the GTX 580 OC club.

Just watch the first and second post of the thread.
Better said the Hall of Fame:)

In there all overclocking results, cooling results etc etc are listed of more than 200 580 owners and among them tons of DCII owners:D

I am sure that will help you out with all of your questions^^
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1049463-official-gtx-580-overclocking-club.html
Edited by Kung Pow - 9/25/11 at 5:44pm
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post #9 of 13
The main gain with CU II is it's cooler, it's very good/quiet and second to none. It is a fat card as others mentioned and though it's non-reference you can get full water block for it.

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek-fc580-dcii-acetal-en-nickel.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kung Pow;15064277 
The main difference of both cards is that the DCII is a Non Reference Card and the normal ASUS GTX 580 is a Reference Card.

The advantage of the Reference GTX 580 is the compatibility with a full waterblock, other than that it only has stock cooling which is inefficient and standard overclocking enhancing features.smile.gif

The advantage of the DCII is a factory custom cooler, higher amount of VRMs and voltage features for a increasement of the voltage induction efficiency,a built in HDMI port and of course vast overclocking ability and performance:)

Hope that clears up:D
thank you!! biggrin.gif +1 rep
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf;15064278 
But it's makes no noise whatsoever. My temps. at idle is 35C.

yea. I like it so much ^^
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