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ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II TOP Unboxing Pics

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Here comes another sweet spot graphics card from ASUS, fielding the 28nm GTX 670 from NVIDIA with its 1344 CUDA cores. This chip has been selected as a TOP edition, proving more overclockable at the factory, so both the base clock and boost clock are significantly higher than reference, set to 1058MHz and 1137MHz, respectively. To keep it chilled, it’s been paired with a DirectCU cooler, featuring twin 100mm fans. This arrangement translates into both lower temps and reduced noise when put next to the reference design, all the while offering better performance.

The GTX 670 is generally NVIDIA’s entry into the more high end yet down to earth segment, bringing together power that isn’t that far removed from the GTX 680, while packaging it in a more realistic two-slot and twin 6-pin form factor so it fits in almost any case and doesn’t put too much strain on power supplies. In short, this is probably one of the more ideal gaming cards for your money right now, and ASUS does it good justice by including the GPU Tweak utility in the box to allow for easier overclocking and tuning.

Like other recent graphics card releases from ASUS, this one also uses DIGI+ VRM power delivery for more accurate and cleaner power, as well as a better jumping off point for overclocking.

Let’s take a look at some quick photos here:

That’s a quick rundown of the main features on the back of the box, also explaining the benefits of DirectCU cooling with its all-copper heat dissipation points, bigger heatsink, and direct contact with the GPU.

Similar packaging to all ASUS graphics cards, keeping your investment safe during shipping and afterwards.

The card itself measures 10.7″ x 5.4″ x1.7″, and as we said earlier, takes up two PCI Express slots. You will need two 6-pin power connectors to get it working.

Tough backplate like on many other DirectCU cards, helps keep it all together while reducing noise and aiding in heat abatement.

Really like this all-carbon look of the front of the card, nicely aesthetic.

On the back you get all the connectors you need.

The side of the card shows part of the heatpipe build, which is quite massive.

Upon closer inspection of the side, we see the large heatsink and rather impressive solid state capacitors. No wonder they call this guy TOP!

While maybe not as extreme as the 680 or Radeon 7970, the GTX 670 is an impressive card in every way, made even better with great and quiet cooling and several nice extras for OC seekers. This is one more reason to consider making the move to 28nm.

Level 7
It would be really amazing if we could actually buy the card. Hurry up....

Nobi125 wrote:
It would be really amazing if we could actually buy the card. Hurry up....

I paid $550 for one when it was listed with a 3-day ETA - That was on the 7th August.
That ETA turned from the 10th Aug. into "NO ETA", and now on the retailers website it's listed as: "Product Availability: Product not in our stock nor in suppliers stock. Suppliers do not currently have an ETA as to when it may be available."

I contacted ASUS Tech support and asked when the card I had paid for will be available? They said they "don't deal with such matters - sorry for the inconvenience, have a good day!!!.
I replied to ask if they could put me in touch with someone who does know what's going on with this product?
They said they'd "forward my enquiry to their superiors"... blah blah blah
I asked when I should expect a reply from their superiors??
They suggested I "try the ASUS HOTLINE in your country" - end of discussion

So, after spending 3 days talking to a brick wall, I phoned the ASUS HOTLINE only to find there really wasn't a category that suited my enquiry from the many selections on the automated answering line..... So I chose what I thought was the most relevant - "Pre-Sales", they should know about product availability right??

WRONG!!! They told me I "should be able to get this information from the retailer/wholesaler" ... well no-S&*% Shirlock, and since they DON"T have that information I thought someone from ASUS might actually know a little more???????
They said "We don't normally deal with this sort of thing but leave it with us and we'll get back to you within 24 hours"..

Well, that's great, I felt like I was at least going to get an answer.........

WRONG!!!! That phone call was over a week ago and I have yet to hear back from them....

My Last attempt was to use the "Escalation Mailbox" on their support page, I listed all the hoops I had jumped through trying to get an honest answer to a very simple question. It just so happens the same person who answered my original tech support enquiry answered me via this mailbox and said;
"For your request, I have passed it to the relevant personnel.
Please wait patiently.
We will give you a satisfactory response as soon as possible.
Sorry for any inconvenience this causes to you."

That was 5 days ago - and no response...............(currently 22nd Aug 1500hrs)..............

Sorry for the rant, but I don't even own an ASUS product and this company is giving me the S&*$s.......
Their silence only creates more questions... Where are these cards? When will they be available? Why is there a wait on them? Is everyone from manufacturing away on holidays?
I'd be more willing to wait if I knew why I had to wait, but not knowing why is simply poor communication on their behalf. But if they are willingly not communicating and keeping potential customers in the dark to save face then I'd consider that deception. And I'd cancel my order in a heartbeat and vow never to buy an ASUS product as long as I live purely on principle if that was the case.

So, yeah, yeah, blah, blah....
Just had to get that off my chest, sorry to waste 3 minutes of your lives,
Please carry on.....