Originally Posted by gokica;12148546
OK, I am not here to stand on behalf of ASUS but when comparing the products two things can be taken into consideration (if the review is unbiased and professional and the ambient temperature is completely the same when running the tests):
1. ASUS is clocked 20Mhz higher and even more important
2. Different GPUs of 460 and 560 run at different voltages when loaded. The higher the voltage the higher the temps.
Again I am not saying that the results posted above are incorrect and that DirectCu II dominates. I am just not convinced. The best way is for one to compare both in one case for a longer period of time just like I had the opportunity to try both the MSI Hawk and the ASUS DirectCu 460 models. But time will tell.
And one more thing, regarding the system noise, I could believe more in these results because now we talk of 2 fans on the DirectCu II. We need to see their rotational speeds to come to more concrete analysis.
i think the issue at hand is that you're keeping the bias of the hawk vs. directcu from the gtx 460s
when i was about to buy a 460 a few weeks back, i was planning to buy the asus one because it was better
either or, this is had turn into good convo for later purchasers
time will only tell
btw the msi 560 was OC'ed to 1000mhz w/o a voltage boost (recollection might be wrong)
btw the gigabyte card is a beast but after all the RMAs with the 460 model im personally staying away from them.