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They are totally different PCB

Costum PCB for the DCII with much better VRMs.

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Yeup.... The asus is fat as ^^^^
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They are totally different PCB

Costum PCB for the DCII with much better VRMs.

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what about the clocking features ? is anyone out there SLI the direct cu ii n the reference card ?
 

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The main difference of both cards is that the DCII is a Non Reference Card and the normal ASUS GTX 580 is a Reference Card.

The advantage of the Reference GTX 580 is the compatibility with a full waterblock, other than that it only has stock cooling which is inefficient and standard overclocking enhancing features.
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The advantage of the DCII is a factory custom cooler, higher amount of VRMs and voltage features for a increasement of the voltage induction efficiency,a built in HDMI port and of course vast overclocking ability and performance:)

Hope that clears up:D
 

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Yeup.... The asus is fat as ^^^^
But it's makes no noise whatsoever. My temps. at idle is 35C.
 

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check out the link in my sig.

I run the GTX 580 OC club.

Just watch the first and second post of the thread.
Better said the Hall of Fame:)

In there all overclocking results, cooling results etc etc are listed of more than 200 580 owners and among them tons of DCII owners:D

I am sure that will help you out with all of your questions^^
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1049463-official-gtx-580-overclocking-club.html
 

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The main difference of both cards is that the DCII is a Non Reference Card and the normal ASUS GTX 580 is a Reference Card.

The advantage of the Reference GTX 580 is the compatibility with a full waterblock, other than that it only has stock cooling which is inefficient and standard overclocking enhancing features.
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The advantage of the DCII is a factory custom cooler, higher amount of VRMs and voltage features for a increasement of the voltage induction efficiency,a built in HDMI port and of course vast overclocking ability and performance:)

Hope that clears up:D
thank you!!
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But it's makes no noise whatsoever. My temps. at idle is 35C.
yea. I like it so much ^^
 

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The main gain with CU II is it's cooler, it's very good/quiet and second to none. It is a fat card as others mentioned and though it's non-reference you can get full water block for it.
proof ?? i have never seen a full Waterblock for the DCII
 

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I've owned both the reference Asus 580 and the DCII and the DCII is superior in every way (except for size...). Much better cooling, much better overclocking and you can usually find them for about the same price.

If you have room in your case for a 3 slot card, the Asus DCII is one of the top two GTX580's available (the other being the MSI Lightning).
 
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