Taipei, Taiwan (March 15, 2011) — The new ASUS Ultimate GTX550 Ti DirectCU and GTX550 Ti DirectCU TOP continue ASUS graphics card tradition, shipping overclocked power up to 1015 MHz* for exceptional gaming performance. ASUS exclusive DirectCU offers the advantages of 20% cooling out of its direct GPU contact, all-copper cooling design, as well as exclusive Super Alloy Power quality components for faster performance and longer lifespan.
* New Ultimate GTX550 Ti DirectCU and GTX550 Ti DirectCU TOP graphics cards use top-grade cores and ship factory overclocked to 1015MHz and 975MHz*, respectively, much faster than the 900MHz default.
* ASUS GTX550 Ti DirectCU cards apply award-winning DirectCU cooling with all-copper heat pipes touching the GPU core directly for improved heat transference - running up to 20%* cooler than reference under full load.
*Super Alloy Power offers an exclusive ASUS development that injects a custom alloy mixture into critical power delivery components – offering a performance boost of 15%* and running up to 35°C cooler than reference. Super Alloy Power graphics cards also average a 2.5* times longer product lifespan compared to generic designs.