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Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP 2GB GDDR5 GPU Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specification
  3. Closer Look Part 1
  4. Closer Look Part 2
  5. Test bench and testing methodology
  6. Futuremark Benchmarks
  7. Cinebench OpenGL Benchmarks
  8. Catzilla Benchmark
  9. Unigine Heavens DX11 Benchmark
  10. Unigine Valley 1.0 Benchmark
  11. Battlefield 3 (Operation Swordfish) Benchmark
  12. Dirt 3 DX11 Benchmark
  13. Sleeping Dogs DX11 Benchmark
  14. Passion Leads Army (Unreal 3 Engine) Benchmark
  15. Resident Evil 5 DX10 Benchmark
  16. Resident Evil 6 DX9.0c Benchmark
  17. Sniper Elite V2 DX11 Benchmark
  18. Conclusion
  19. View All


Looks wise, the card looks any Asus card with the DirectCU II cooler, which comes with 2x fans and with nickel plated heatpipes can be seen on the sides. Asus protects its connectors using these rubber covers on the SLI and PCIe interface. If you look near the PCIe interface (right) you will see a small fuse with a strip of green line on it which is usually acts as a over protection circuit.


With the Asus cards, you get the same outputs throughout their GTX660Ti variants: a vent, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I where you can use the VGA adaptor.



As you can notice it easily, this is a dual slot graphic card. The actual sink is slightly longer than the PCB.

Once they’re dismantled:


The heatsink is very easy to remove, in case you require to do so to clean the card properly.


The plastic casing and the heatsink are separate units that can be easily detached using a Philips screw driver. The plastic which mounts 2x fans and the heatsink with 3x nickel plated heatpipes with copper direct heatpipe for better heat transfer and dissipation from the GPU’s core and thermal paste and a strip of black coloured pad to ensure proper contact.



The OEM of the fans is a company called ‘First D’. I couldn’t really find anything about this fan via online. But they come with a set of 11 blades each.


One the PCB, there’s a black coloured passive sink which is secured firmly on the card, protecting the MOSFETs from within.



Once 2x screws are removed, the sink comes out fairly easily. There’s a thermal pad that’s between the MOSFETs and the sink.

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