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Asus ROG introduces GTX 680 DirectCU II 4GB

For those who ignored Asus GTX 680 Direct CU II 3 Slot older version (GTX 680-DC2T-2GD5) graphics cards, now there’s a 2 slot revised version of the card with 4GB GDDR5 memory to boot.

The 2 models (highlighted in bold font) are the newer versions and have the same clock speed that DC2-2GD5 version has. Rest of it- with the exception of not having extended SLI cable in 2 slot version and –1 slot version in DC2/DC2G-4GD5+ 0.3″ more in thickness- it is pretty much the same. DC2T-2GD5 still holds the higher clocks compared to other DirectCUII counterparts, however, it is a 3 slot version.

This was done simply by changing the heatsink design type:

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Heatsink design for the dual slot. As seen above, the 2-Slot Rev uses direct heatpipe method

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The older version used a different heatsink design, using a copper plate below the heatpipe and then bending the heatpipe in “U” shape and installing heat-fins+ fans on top like you see in many CPU Cooler type designs.

Although the cost of the card isn’t disclosed yet, rest of it is pretty much the same Direct CU II always comes with Digi+ VRM, Super Alloy power components, 6+2 phase. In addition, the 2 slot versions will be bundled with Assassin’s Creed III that is scheduled for release during November 22nd for PC.

Specs wise:

Model Number:GTX 680-DC2-2GD5GTX 680-DC2T-2GD5GTX 680-DC2G-4GD5GTX680-DC2-4GD5
Graphics EngineGTX 680GTX 680GTX 680GTX 680
Bus StandardPCI Express 3.0PCI Express 3.0PCI Express 3.0PCI Express 3.0
Video MemoryGDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
GPU Boost Clock: 1058 MHz1201 MHz1058 MHz1058 MHz
GPU Base Clock1006 MHz1137 MHz1006 MHz1006 MHz
CUDA Core1536153615361536
Memory Clock6008 MHz6008 MHz6008 MHz6008 MHz
Memory Interface256-bit256-bit256-bit256-bit
DVI Max Resolution2560×16002560×16002560×16002560×1600
InterfaceDVI Output :
Yes x 1 (DVI-I)
Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
HDMI  x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1
(Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
DVI Output :
Yes x 1 (DVI-I)
Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
HDMI x 1
Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)
DVI Output :
Yes x 1 (DVI-I)
Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
HDMI  x 1
Display Port x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
DVI Output :
Yes x 1 (DVI-I)
Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
HDMI x 1
Display Port  x 1 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
Power Consumptionup to 300Wup to 300Wup to 300Wup to 300W
Accessories1 x Extended SLI cable
1 x Power cable
1 x Extended SLI cable
1 x Power cable
1 x Power cable1 x Power cable
SoftwareASUS GPU Tweak & DriverASUS Utilities & DriverASUS GPU Tweak & DriverASUS GPU Tweak & Driver
ASUS FeaturesDirectCU Series
Super Alloy Power
DirectCU Series
TOP Series
Super Alloy Power
DirectCU Series
Super Alloy Power
DirectCU Series
Super Alloy Power
Dimensions11.8 ” x 5.1 ” x 2.3 ” Inch11.8 ” x 5.1 ” x 2.3 ” Inch10.7 ” x 5.4 ” x 1.7 ” Inch10.7 ” x 5.4 ” x 1.7 ” Inch

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