ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II Graphics Cards

Published: May 30th 2013, 07:05 GMT

ASUS GTX 770 DirectCU

ASUS Announces the GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II Graphics Card

Integrates redesigned DirectCU II cooling, DIGI+ VRM digital power, and durable Super Alloy Power components on the latest high-end NVIDIA-based graphics card

Taipei, Taiwan (30 May, 2013) — ASUS today announced the GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II, based on the 28nm NVIDIA® GTX 770 GPU, with 1536 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory and a 256-bit interface. The core runs at up to 1110MHz while memory is rated for 7010MHz. The card delivers strong DirectX® 11 gaming that carries on from the successful GeForce® GTX 600 series with more energy efficient performance. ASUS-exclusive features add value and important capabilities to this already-powerful card, providing PC gamers an attractive new option.

DirectCU II with SSU architecture for 20% cooler and 3X quieter performance

ASUS has implemented a redesigned DirectCU cooler on the GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II. The all-copper heatpipes that touch the GPU core directly are engineered in an SSU shape to offer more heat dissipation capabilities without increasing shroud or cooler size. Together with sound-suppressing dual 80mm fans, the card maintains strict ASUS standards of operating 20% cooler and up to three times quieter than a reference GTX 770.

DIGI+ VRM 10-phase power delivery and Super Alloy Power components

Exclusive ASUS DIGI+ VRM digital power architecture ensures increased graphics card stability and cleaner power even during the most intense applications. It is paired with Super Alloy Power capacitors, chokes, and MOSFETs, which all use specially-formulated materials to reduce power noise by as much as 30%, eliminate buzzing, and increase graphics card longevity by up to 2.5 times in comparison to a reference card.

GPU Tweak and NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0

To maximize customer access to the power of the GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II, the updated GPU Tweak graphics card tuning utility offers an even more user-friendly interface with added options. Customers can easily modify core and memory speeds and voltages, regulate fan speeds, set up power consumption targets, and define custom profiles for specific games.

NVIDIA® GPU Boost 2.0 technology allows for instant alternating between base GPU speed and accelerated boost frequencies, reacting automatically to GPU load. In standard 2D applications the GPU stays in base clock to conserve power consumption, while during gaming or benchmarking it transitions to variable boost clock speeds to deliver more power. Energy consumption has been added as a critical parameter taken into account, ensuring a lower power draw footprint and longer-lasting hardware.


The ASUS GeForce® GTX 770 DirectCU II begins shipping globally today. Pricing and availability vary by territory. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

PR ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II

Model name

GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5, GTX770-DC2-2GD5

Graphics engine

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770

Engine clock

1110MHz (max boost)


OpenGL 4.3

Video memory

2GB GDDR5, 7010MHz, 256-bit interface


DVI-I x 1, DVI-D x 1, HDMI x 1, DisplayPort 1.2 x 1

Bundled software

ASUS GPU Tweak and driver


10.7-inch x 5.2-inch x 1.6-inch

Comment Policy
  1. Comments must be written in English.
  2. Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic. Discussions about politics are not allowed on this website.
  3. Comments and usernames containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
  4. Comments complaining about the post subject or its source will be removed.
  5. A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban. In addition, please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will result in a ban without warning.
  6. VideoCardz has never been sponsored by AMD, Intel, or NVIDIA. Users claiming otherwise will be banned.
  7. VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  8. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy