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Asus ROG introduces ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II 4GB 2-Slot Revised Version with 4GB GDDR5

For those who ignored Asus GTX 680 Direct CU II 3 Slot older version (GTX680-DC2T-2GD5) graphic 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- its pretty much the same. DC2T-2GD5 still holds the higher clocks compared to other DirectCUII counterparts, however its 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 are 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: GTX680-DC2-2GD5 GTX680-DC2T-2GD5 GTX680-DC2G-4GD5 GTX680-DC2-4GD5
Graphics Engine    GTX 680 GTX 680 GTX 680 GTX 680
Bus Standard    PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory    GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5
GPU Boost Clock : 1058 MHz 1201 MHz 1058 MHz 1058 MHz
GPU Base Clock 1006 MHz 1137 MHz 1006 MHz 1006 MHz
CUDA Core    1536 1536 1536 1536
Memory Clock    6008 MHz 6008 MHz 6008 MHz 6008 MHz
Memory Interface    256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
DVI Max Resolution 2560×1600 2560×1600 2560×1600 2560×1600
Interface    DVI 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 Consumption    up to 300W up to 300W up to 300W up to 300W
Accessories  1 x Extended SLI cable
1 x Power cable
1 x Extended SLI cable
1 x Power cable
1 x Power cable 1 x Power cable
Software    ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver ASUS Utilities & Driver ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver
ASUS Features    DirectCU Series
Super Alloy Power
DirectCU Series
TOP Series
Super Alloy Power
DirectCU Series
Super Alloy Power
DirectCU Series
Super Alloy Power
Dimensions 11.8 ” x 5.1 ” x 2.3 ” Inch 11.8 ” x 5.1 ” x 2.3 ” Inch 10.7 ” x 5.4 ” x 1.7 ” Inch 10.7 ” x 5.4 ” x 1.7 ” Inch

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