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Is the GTX 560 (ASUS DirectCU II) a loud card?

Poll Results: Is the GTX 560 a hot/loud graphics card? (ASUS DirectCU II Cooler)

 
  • 40% (2)
    Yes, it is loud and does get hot.
  • 60% (3)
    No, it is not loud and doesn't get very hot.
  • 0% (0)
    I don't know, I heard ______ (Post below)
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post #1 of 10
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Hello OCN! XD
I'm getting one next week,
Coming from an ASUS GTX 470 (it was really loud, and hot) just want to know if it is a loud or hot card? smile.gif

Thanks guys XD
Hope everyone is well.
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post #2 of 10
wouldnt upgrading too a 560ti be just a sidegrade why not just keep the 470??
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmrballer123;12511273 
wouldnt upgrading too a 560ti be just a sidegrade why not just keep the 470??

It doesn't bother me,
Plus the GTX 470 = Constant problems, had RMA'd it twice before, was very loud, gotten extremely hot.

So I'm fine with it smile.gif
I'm going to SLI the GTX 560 when I get my sandybridge build.
That's the plan at the moment. XD
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post #4 of 10
I have the card.

It's not the quietest card i think the frozen msi one is but this has VRM heatsinks so.

It's a really quality card you just have to setup a fan profile anything over say 30% is audiable where 40% is where you start to hear it.

It even overclocks really well in that low speed my temps didn't break 80c with a 1000 on the core.
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post #5 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by luvsan;12511529 
I have the card.

It's not the quietest card i think the frozen msi one is but this has VRM heatsinks so.

It's a really quality card you just have to setup a fan profile anything over say 30% is audiable where 40% is where you start to hear it.

It even overclocks really well in that low speed my temps didn't break 80c with a 1000 on the core.

Great to hear you like that card man biggrin.gif
I'm getting me one next week.
Though I won't be able to get the full use out of it until I ugrade to the sandy bridge system frown.gif

I think my CPU and RAM will bottleneck the card..
Ah well, That's good to hear it overclocks well man.
At 80c what is your fan speed set to?
60%?
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post #6 of 10
Direct CU II stays cool when under load but at idle it is quite loud, if you turn the fan speed down below 35% to try get it quieter they don't seem to spin so smoothly. So if idle quietness is important the Twin Frozr may be better, I'm not sure.

Also it's huge, don't go SLI/CFX with the Direct CU II
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by donthaveacow9 View Post

Direct CU II stays cool when under load but at idle it is quite loud, if you turn the fan speed down below 35% to try get it quieter they don't seem to spin so smoothly. So if idle quietness is important the Twin Frozr may be better, I'm not sure.
Also it's huge, don't go SLI/CFX with the Direct CU II

What do you mean it's "huge"? It's not a triple slot or anything larger than any other dual-slot cards out there.

Mine isn't load at idle either. I have my fan's starting at 40%, and I can't hear them over my 2100rpm case fans running at 33% (or about 800rpm's). Only do I start to hear the GPU load up when I am bench-marking and I have a much more strict fan profile so the card doesn't overheat under extreme overclocks.

Furthermore, I can set the fan speed as low at 10% or 1110rpm. That's really quiet (IMO, of course).



EDIT - OP, if you don't like the card, you can always return it. The quietest 560's would be the Gigabyte cards with 100mm fans. Which can spin at a much less rpm and still provide more than adequate and quiet cooling.

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post #8 of 10
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What do you mean it's "huge"? It's not a triple slot or anything larger than any other dual-slot cards out there.

Thought it said 570
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by jdmfish View Post

EDIT - OP, if you don't like the card, you can always return it.

This may not be possible. The box will undoubtedly have some sort of seal to indicate it has been opened before. As soon as the store (online or high-street) sees this broken seal, you don't get a refund. That's how it works in the UK. You are only allowed to return within 28 days if it has NOT been used.
    
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This may not be possible. The box will undoubtedly have some sort of seal to indicate it has been opened before. As soon as the store (online or high-street) sees this broken seal, you don't get a refund. That's how it works in the UK. You are only allowed to return within 28 days if it has NOT been used.

That's unfortunate. In the US returns are handled a little differently. You can open and use an item then return it for a minimal fee.
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