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Asus did amazing job with their new DirectCu II-cooler!

I did little comparison between DirectCu II and VF3000F:

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Asus dcII is very nice. But in lower end cards, i.e. 560 twin frozer is better.
I cant wait to see the TFIII on a 580. Also the 560 HAWK card aswell. Since msi hinted they will be releasing TFIIs separately. We might witness a unity in the looks of our graphics cards .
I see msi logo on all cards .
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I dunno, the asus doenst have anything cooling the ram, and then I don't trust any asus product ever after they screwed me over one too many times.
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asus DirectCU is a rather poor cooler itself. it requires three slots because for some reason they couldn't make one complete fan array. this leaves a lot of dead air in the middle of the card.

Also, no memory cooling and only a small strip on the pwm means it will only be cooled with second hand air, at best.

And DirectCU II isn't silent at all, TFIII is more silent than DirectCUII http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...-phase-pwm/24/ and when actually overclocking any card with DirectCUII be prepared to wear ear protection "like you're sitting next to a hurricane"

So . .now the temps? well, TFIII basically blows anything out of the water, even DirectCUII doesn't stand a chance

TFIII only 66 Degrees under furmark load - 57 gaming versus 78 and 70 for the DirectCU II

Also the return-to idle times are 10% faster on the TFIII.

And the funny part? the Lightning does this clocked at 940 MHz versus 890 MHz for the DCII. In other words, DirectCUII is a failed attempt, too big, too noisy, too warm and probably .. too expensive as well
#fail

P.S. for some reason the installation of the cooler is overly cumbersome, reviewers complain that the card is (too) heavy and the cooler is way too hard to remove. Making volt modding.. or hell. .even something as simple as reading voltages a tedious chore of screwing.. a lot of screwing. time and time again.
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Originally Posted by neliz View Post
asus DirectCU is a rather poor cooler itself. it requires three slots because for some reason they couldn't make one complete fan array. this leaves a lot of dead air in the middle of the card.

Also, no memory cooling and only a small strip on the pwm means it will only be cooled with second hand air, at best.

And DirectCU II isn't silent at all, TFIII is more silent than DirectCUII http://www.kitguru.net/components/gr...-phase-pwm/24/ and when actually overclocking any card with DirectCUII be prepared to wear ear protection "like you're sitting next to a hurricane"

So . .now the temps? well, TFIII basically blows anything out of the water, even DirectCUII doesn't stand a chance

TFIII only 66 Degrees under furmark load - 57 gaming versus 78 and 70 for the DirectCU II

Also the return-to idle times are 10% faster on the TFIII.

And the funny part? the Lightning does this clocked at 940 MHz versus 890 MHz for the DCII. In other words, DirectCUII is a failed attempt, too big, too noisy, too warm and probably .. too expensive as well
#fail

P.S. for some reason the installation of the cooler is overly cumbersome, reviewers complain that the card is (too) heavy and the cooler is way too hard to remove. Making volt modding.. or hell. .even something as simple as reading voltages a tedious chore of screwing.. a lot of screwing. time and time again.
Well, like usual there are several sides to a story. I basically was about to cancel my order of a DCII when I read your comment, and honestly I were not aware of the MSI offering, then I looked around a bit. The Twin seems like a very good cooler indeed, but when I read this conclusion I actually think I made the right choice: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...htning/27.html.

It says that the Asus wins in terms of noise, and thats one of my biggest priorities at this point. I´ll overclock as much as I can though, while leaving the ram conservatively clocked, but I cant afford to burn another card again anytime soon (newly fried 570).

I dont entirely get the point of linking to a review of an AMD card in this thread though
    
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I dunno about the 580 but my 570 DirectCUII runs cooler than any card I've ever had. Even when I read these forums and compare other people 570 temps mine is lower even while clocked higher with more volts. I think DirectCUII tri slot is amazing.
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