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Wednesday, 12 January 2011 14:24

Asus Geforce GTX 580 DirectCU II gets pixellized

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Triple-slot monster
The guys from NordicHardware managed to get their hands on couple of pictures of the upcoming Asus Geforce GTX 580 DirectCU II card that wasn't showcased at the CES 2011. This triple-slot monster card will use a completely custom design featuring a triple slot/dual fan cooler and a custom PCB that has a special VRM made from high-grade components.

As it was the case with the DirectCU II Radeon HD 6970 monster card that Asus showed at CES 2011, this one will also use a custom PCB that has an 10-phase VRM design (8-phase GPU and 2-phase memory). The VRM is made from high-grade components including NEC proadlizer.

The triple-slot cooler uses a hefty aluminum heatsink that gets all the heat that will be drawn from GPU via five heatpipes. In order to cool down the big heatsink, Asus opted for dual 100mm fans. The back plate has two DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs and a large exhaust grill.

According to the details at NordicHardware, the card will surely end up with a factory overclocked settings and there should be even room for additional overclocking. Of course, we are talking about Nvidia's flag-ship GTX 580 GPU with 512 CUDA cores and 1536MB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 384-bit memory interface.

You can find more here.

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+20 #1 TheDude 2011-01-12 15:11
Sweet card but I would rather put a water block on and save a slot.
 
 
+15 #2 arclight 2011-01-12 15:48
That card looks very simillar to the "ATI GTFO EDITION".

Now seriously that card is huge...you could club a bear to death with that thing.
 
 
+5 #3 Bignon 2011-01-12 16:01
Wouldn't it be better to leave the vapor chamber on instead of huge ugly aluminium block? Is it really a so better cooling solution?

But still, want one :cry:
 
 
+6 #4 loadwick 2011-01-12 16:48
or, make a vapor chamber this big!

This cooler is meant to be pretty good, reference 92 degrees, this cooler 80 degrees. Plus its much quieter too.

If this isn't crazily priced it would certainly be at the top of my list if i was buying a 580.
 
 
+8 #5 rotingCORPSE 2011-01-12 17:30
DirectCU?

ever miss those sexy Asus Matrix Cards?
 
 
+5 #6 redisnidma 2011-01-12 17:52
Wouldn't be surprised if someone else comes up with a "quad-slot" solution.
Wint Nvidia GPUs, everything is possible. :roll:
 
 
-11 #7 OnaZ 2011-01-12 18:12
This is really ugly a complete and utterly waste of slots I actually like the reference cooler Design better.

Asus Matrix Cards are just out of this world now that's what i call innovative @rotingCORPSE
 
 
+5 #8 hoohoo 2011-01-12 18:12
Daft name: Cu is part of the name but the heat sink is aluminum!
 
 
+4 #9 Warrior24_7 2011-01-12 18:42
Gaaaawwwd DAMN!! :o
 
 
+7 #10 loadwick 2011-01-12 19:02
Quoting redisnidma:
Wouldn't be surprised if someone else comes up with a "quad-slot" solution.
Wint Nvidia GPUs, everything is possible. :roll:




You laugh but when you think about it CPU coolers are massive and they have a TDP of 95-125w generally but GPUs can be 200-300w so they should be much much bigger than they actually are.

As soon as the nm race slows down because it gets so much harder to shrink futher then TDP will have to increase in performance is to increase. I believe we will see 'virtical' coolers at/by this point so they can be the size of CPU coolers or bigger!
 

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