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Asus or Gigabyte Gtx560?

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  • 50% (4)
    Asus
  • 12% (1)
    Gigabyte
  • 37% (3)
    Other (Please specify)
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post #1 of 7
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Asus gtx 560 directcuii

http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=036683

gigabyte gtx 560 windforce

http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=036039
http://www.pcvonline.com/productDeta...x?prodID=11319 <- $10 cheaper
Edited by tyuo9980 - 3/1/11 at 8:06pm
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post #2 of 7

As much as I love Gigabyte, I think the Asus DirectCU II has a better appearance. It also seems to cool pretty damn well from the reviews I've seen.

I take that back. I'd go with the MSI Twin Frozr II. Looks better than all three, and it seems to perform better. Linus did a recent video on it comparing the Asus DirectCU II vs Stock vs MSI Twin Frozr II. It's not a perfect test, but I think it illustrates the point.


Edited by jivenjune - 3/1/11 at 8:09pm
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by jivenjune View Post
As much as I love Gigabyte, I think the Asus DirectCU II has a better appearance. It also seems to cool pretty damn well from the reviews I've seen.

I take that back. I'd go with the MSI Twin Frozr II. Looks better than all three, and it seems to perform better. Linus did a recent video on it comparing the Asus DirectCU II vs Stock vs MSI Twin Frozr II. It's not a perfect test, but I think it illustrates the point.
did take a look at that already. but its out of my price range and not avail at those stores. looking for the cheapest one. since all cards will run pretty cool, im looking at warranty, reliability, and OCability

the asus packaging does look very tempting!
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post #4 of 7
I'm going to be flat honest with you...

As you see I have / had 2 of these Asus cards in my rig. The first card I bought, simply would not overclock stably past 975 no matter how cool I kept it, or how much voltage I gave it. Takes 1.1v to run 975mhz stable. That's borderline unacceptable compared with the reference or the MSI cards.

The second card lasted one day before dying (at only 900mhz I might add). Ran a few SLI benchmarks, then poof... screen gone.

Although, I did get a decent SLI score in Vantage (36,000 GPU) at 900mhz before my second card bought the farm, I'm *overall* not impressed with these cards.

Something about how they handle voltage regulation is requiring a TON more voltage then the reference model and the Twin Frozr II model. Can't comment on the Giga Windforce model, as I haven't really seen any OC data on it.
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post #5 of 7
I voted Asus, but mainly because I always buy Asus. So I am bias

The Directcu 2 cooler should preform great, and is the "stock" cooler to beat as of now. My 460 with the first DirectCU, is quiet/cool enough that I dont feel the need to WC it. Even though I think it would be fun to add it to my loop.
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post #6 of 7
I say the MSI card or EVGA.. i have the msi one and it stays pretty cool but im not doing anything hardcore that would make temps be extremely hot anyway
post #7 of 7
Yeah, even though the MSI card does not come with a VRM sink, it still clocks worlds better (or at least the grand majority of them do).

My only other concern with the MSI card besides them not having VRM sinks, is the fact that it does not come with a PCB stiffener either. They tend to droop a bit... which may cause issues in the future.

Go either reference, or MSI. Avoid the Asus.

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Originally Posted by goodtobeking View Post
I voted Asus, but mainly because I always buy Asus. So I am bias

The Directcu 2 cooler should preform great, and is the "stock" cooler to beat as of now. My 460 with the first DirectCU, is quiet/cool enough that I dont feel the need to WC it. Even though I think it would be fun to add it to my loop.
I've owned an Asus GTX 460 DirectCU card too, and it did a phenomenal job keeping that card cool *AND* quiet.

Unfortunately... this new cooler is nothing like the previous iteration. It's loud, in a high pitched way, and does not offer near the cooling performance or acoustics of the Twin Frozr design.
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