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[Muropaketti] New V2 version of Asus DirectCUII cooler pictured

post #1 of 29
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Asus has sent pictures to Muropaketti of their new V2 version of the DirectCUII, the two slot one.

Here's some pictures of the Radeon HD 7870 DCII Top V2

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Old above

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New above

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idk what this is but apparently this shows how the backplate attaches to the pcb, see near the uhm crossfire connector.

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Now the 80mm fans are identical when before the other fan had less blades.

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Older Geforce 560Ti DirectCUII above and the new 7870 DCII V2 below

Changes:
80mm fans identical (11 blades on both instead of 9 & 11)
from 3x6mm heatpipes to 3x8mm heatpipes (of which two are S shaped)
lotsa more dissipation area

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Edited by lagittaja - 4/17/12 at 2:09pm
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I like the new design. Though Ive had no problem with the current one. rolleyes.gif
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post #3 of 29
I want to see dual slot HIGH-END GPUS with the DirectCu II V2!!!!!!
The three slot solution probably made them loose ground...those sales went to MSI TFII and TFIIIs
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whoww... those are some beefy heatpipes...
    
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delavan I agree with you.
I think this could now be beefy enough for the higher end gpu's.
Also TheBadBull drool.gif Yes this V2 looks sooooo nice.
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I like the looks of the previous version just a little more because it's relatively compact, but depending on how much better performance is, that won't matter too much. smile.gif
 
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post #7 of 29
Looks very good! And the bracket now seems like it might actually be effective. I have a GTX 460 DirectCU 1GB and it has a similar bracket to the DirectCU II V1, and the PCB bends in spite of that little bracket (I wasn't surprised since it is really small and has little support, this new one seems to correct the design and give it proper support).
 
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Is there a reason why lately ASUS hasn't been producing coolers that actually cover the whole PCB? That gap just looks horrendous.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post

Is there a reason why lately ASUS hasn't been producing coolers that actually cover the whole PCB? That gap just looks horrendous.

Piece of cake. The open area between the cooler cover and the PCB allows for the hot air to escape the cooler. Where else would the hot air go if the cooler blows air up toward the PCB and there's no opening... I agree it doesn't look great but it serves a purpose. The old(current) coolers are terrible. They have quite a production flaw with huge gaps between the heatpipes and the aluminum casing over the chip. The new design looks great and hopefully the execution of the cooler is 2nd to none!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post

Is there a reason why lately ASUS hasn't been producing coolers that actually cover the whole PCB? That gap just looks horrendous.
Agreed, I don't know how people are loving the new one, I think the old one looks pretty damn good, but that gap on the new one... ugh.
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