[section_title title=P2 : A closer look]
A Closer look :
Now lets take a closer look at the card itself. The card is one of the longest I have seen, measuring in at 12″, it is slightly longer than event the reference GTX 680. The card has a beefy triple slot cooler which really does its job well. Under the hood, the cooler consists of 5 copper heat pipes which are in direct contact with the GPU. The heat pipes are connected to multiple stages of aluminium fins for heat dissipation. The 2 fans run really silent, all in all, its easily the bigger cooler I have seen on any graphics card, Asus have really outdone themselves !
Asus has provided 2 DVI , one display port and one HDMI output port on this card, its pretty much all a user could ask for.
The card uses a 8+2 phase Digi+ digital PWM design for delivering power to the GPU. These components too are covered by a secondary heat spreader. For power, the card requires an 8pin + 6pin power connector.
On the back, Asus has given a lovely backplate, which further improves heat dissipation and cooling.
There are many cutouts in the back plate, but there is one that is very interesting. Asus provides a feature called VGA hotwire terminal, which allows you to directly monitor the core, memory and PLL voltage.