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    Asus GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II
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    MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560
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post #11 of 36
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ;12139442 
Not loud...audiable.
You start hearing the fans over ur case/psu/cpu fan after 65-70%. From what i read the asus gets a bit loud at load.
But imho go msi.

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Go read the review on Tech Report, it covers all 3 cards.

And we have A TON of inventory in the channel today at launch. I think we should have the most inventory out of the gates....
    
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Go read the review on Tech Report, it covers all 3 cards.

And we have A TON of inventory in the channel today at launch. I think we should have the most inventory out of the gates....
thanks msialex

just bought the twin frozr 2 560 off amazon for $263
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Congratulations on the purchase. Twin Frozr II is a good cooler but does not compare to DirectCu. At least with the 460s. I owned 460 Hawk Talon Attack and replaced it with ASUS DirectCu just for the sake of better overclock (better GPU straw pick). I got lucky and now I can hit 1 GHz easy with 1.165 voltage while the Hawk made it only upto 890 GHz with Afterburner +1(00) voltage bump.

But the topic is about cooling and temperatures. Hawk, just like any other 460 and (560 I guess) when idle is completely silent. I even bought Palit GTX 460 768MB with black aluminium heatsink (no heatpipes whatsoever) and it was completely silent when idling. So no problemos in silent mode with any card guaranteed. The difference shows up when the card is engaged in gaming, especially if overclocked. The Hawk Twin Frozr at its default fan settings started to get audible even at the beginning of the games so I had to use custom fan settings to hold the fans at 50% until it reaches 70 degrees Celsius. The default fan speed of the Hawk is 40%. At 47-48% you start to hear the sound of the fans. At 60% it got pretty loud for my taste. On the other hand DirectCu starts off with 20% with its larger 92mm fan. While gaming (default voltage 0.962) with the maximum clock of 870 Mhz (default voltage) the fan rotates maximum 39% and it is completely silent. You can hear this fan above 50% but it is still less audible than the Frozr was when rotating at 50%. My case is HAF 932 with fans on.

The DirectCu is completely silent at idle and load, and is less audible than Twin Frozr II guranteed. I can not say anything about DirectCu II because it is a different cooler compared to its predecessor and has 2 fans but I am sure that it does a better job than Twin Frozr which remained the same. And for gods sake, I beg MSI to put heatsink on the VRM section. It has been left out on 560 as well.
Edited by gokica - 1/25/11 at 3:55pm
post #15 of 36
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Congratulations on the purchase. Twin Frozr II is a good cooler but does not compare to DirectCu. At least with the 460s. I owned 460 Hawk Talon Attack and replaced it with ASUS DirectCu just for the sake of better overclock (better GPU straw pick). I got lucky and now I can hit 1 GHz easy with 1.165 voltage while the Hawk made it only upto 890 GHz with Afterburner +1(00) voltage bump.

But the topic is about cooling and temperatures. Hawk, just like any other 460 and (560 I guess) when idle is completely silent. I even bought Palit GTX 460 768MB with black aluminium heatsink (no heatpipes whatsoever) and it was completely silent when idling. So no problemos in silen mode with any card guaranteed. The difference shows up when the card is engaged in gaming, especially if overclocked. The Hawk Twin Frozr at its default fan settings started to get audible even at the beginning of the games so I had to use custom fan settings to hold the fans at 50% until it reaches 70 degrees Celsius. The default fan speed of the Hawk is 40%. At 47-48% you start to hear the sound of the fans. At 60% it got pretty loud for my taste. On the other hand DirectCu starts off with 20% with its larger 92mm fan. While gaming (default voltage 0.962) with the maximum default voltage speed of 870 Mhz the fan rotates maximum 39% and it is completely silent. You can hear this fan above 50% but it is still less audible than the Frozr was when rotating at 50%. My case is HAF 932 with fans on.

The DirectCu is completely silent at idle and load, and is less audible than Twin Frozr II guranteed. I can not say anything about DirectCu II because it is a different cooler compared to its predecessor and has 2 fans but I am sure that it does a better job than Twin Frozr which remained the same. And for gods sake, I beg MSI to put heatsink on the VRM section. It has been left out on 560 as well.
i completely agree but the 560 doesn't use the typical directcu cooler
it actually uses directcu 2 which is worse than the twin frozr 2

thus i picked msi over asus

thanks for the input tho
    
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post #16 of 36
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i heard that the twin frozr 2 get loud after a certain %
not very loud at all, my fans hit 50-55% under load.

here is the 560 twin frozr

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post #17 of 36
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not very loud at all, my fans hit 50-55% under load.

here is the 560 twin frozr

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-N560GTX-Tw...5999707&sr=8-7
lol it's too late now

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post #18 of 36
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Congratulations on the purchase. Twin Frozr II is a good cooler but does not compare to DirectCu. At least with the 460s. I owned 460 Hawk Talon Attack and replaced it with ASUS DirectCu just for the sake of better overclock (better GPU straw pick). I got lucky and now I can hit 1 GHz easy with 1.165 voltage while the Hawk made it only upto 890 GHz with Afterburner +1(00) voltage bump.

But the topic is about cooling and temperatures. Hawk, just like any other 460 and (560 I guess) when idle is completely silent. I even bought Palit GTX 460 768MB with black aluminium heatsink (no heatpipes whatsoever) and it was completely silent when idling. So no problemos in silent mode with any card guaranteed. The difference shows up when the card is engaged in gaming, especially if overclocked. The Hawk Twin Frozr at its default fan settings started to get audible even at the beginning of the games so I had to use custom fan settings to hold the fans at 50% until it reaches 70 degrees Celsius. The default fan speed of the Hawk is 40%. At 47-48% you start to hear the sound of the fans. At 60% it got pretty loud for my taste. On the other hand DirectCu starts off with 20% with its larger 92mm fan. While gaming (default voltage 0.962) with the maximum clock of 870 Mhz (default voltage) the fan rotates maximum 39% and it is completely silent. You can hear this fan above 50% but it is still less audible than the Frozr was when rotating at 50%. My case is HAF 932 with fans on.

The DirectCu is completely silent at idle and load, and is less audible than Twin Frozr II guranteed. I can not say anything about DirectCu II because it is a different cooler compared to its predecessor and has 2 fans but I am sure that it does a better job than Twin Frozr which remained the same. And for gods sake, I beg MSI to put heatsink on the VRM section. It has been left out on 560 as well.
You already answered your own question: ASUS uses a larger fan vs. the TFII solution.

As for DirectCU II, go read the Tech Report review. It is *NOT* better and is the worst out of the 3 cards tested.

As for heatsink.... it's coming. Just not out of the gate.
    
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hey msialex i sent you a question about the gtx 560 in a pm

can you answer it?

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I like how all the reviews out there are reviewing the ASUS GTX 560 DirectCUII TOP edition and it isn't even on sale in the Americas yet. The regular version is though :|
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