AMP! Edition for Zotac and DirectCUII TOP Edition from ASUS compared
ASUS has launched the GTX 660Ti in typical fashion with their high-end DirectCUII TOP heatsink attached to a reference sized card. Sadly the ASUS card doesn’t come with a copy or code for Borderlands 2, but it does cost $30 less. Value for money, however, still goes to the Zotac card which comes to $270 (excluding the game price).
Still, there’s a lot of stuff about the ASUS card that makes it an attractive deal. The 10.5-inch card may not be as small as the Zotac, but the larger heatsink gives it the advantage of a potentially higher degree of overclocking.
The heatsink covers the entire card, with three heatpipes coming out from direct contact with the GPU to the aluminum fins on top. Two 80mm fans keep the card cool, but the plastic cover on top was a little disappointing. Still, with their 6-phase DIGI + VRM design the ASUS GTX 660Ti DirectCUII TOP promises to be rock solid, even under the most demanding overclocks.