ASUS announced R7 265 DirectCU II, a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon R7 265 graphics-processing unit (GPU).R7 265 DirectCU II includes many innovative and exclusive ASUS technologies and tools including DirectCU II for 20%-cooler and three-times (3X) quieter gaming performance, Super Alloy Power components for vastly improved longevity and GPU Tweak, an easy-to-use software tool that allows users to squeeze more performance out of the GPU. R7 265 DirectCU II has a base clock speed of 900MHz that ramp all the way up to a blistering 925MHz when boosted. The new card also supports resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels, so gamers can enjoy both fantastic performance and superb visuals.
R7 265 DirectCU II has a unique advantage in the shape of DirectCU II, which puts highly-conductive copper cooling pipes in direct contact with a card’s GPU so heat is dissipated quickly and with extreme efficiency. This innovative engineering enables R7 265 DirectCU II to run the Radeon R7 265 GPU to run up to 20% cooler and three times (3X) quieter than reference, so gamers can enjoy ultra-stable play with very low noise, even at Full HD resolution.
R7 265 DirectCU II is constructed using ASUS-exclusive Super Alloy Power components. Solid-state capacitors, concrete-core chokes and hardened MOSFETs are all designed to withstand much greater stress with the application of specially-formulated materials. Super Alloy Power technology also reduces power noise such as buzzing and increases the graphics card’s longevity. With Super Alloy Power components on board, R7 265 DirectCU II has a lifespan that’s up to up to two-and-a-half times (2.5X) greater than reference. Its heat-defeating properties mean that the card can be overclocked safely to run up to 15% faster, too.
The new ASUS R7 265 DirectCU II card has another unique advantage — GPU Tweak. This exclusive ASUS tool that helps users to squeeze every last drop of performance out of the Radeon R7 265 GPU. This includes the ability to control finely GPU and video-memory clock speeds and voltages, cooling-fan speeds and power-consumption thresholds in real time. GPU Tweak means that overclocking is both easy and can be carried out with high confidence. As well, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen actions over the internet in real time — so others can watch live as games are played. It’s even possible to add a title to the streaming window along with scrolling text, pictures and webcam images.