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What are the differences between these graphics cards?

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June 11, 2012 10:04:55 PM

What is the difference between these two Asus gtx 550ti graphics cards?
Does their design affect cooling by a substantial amount?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-nVIDIA-GeForce-Graphics-Ex...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004RHPN2M/ref=asc_df_B004RH...
June 11, 2012 10:16:53 PM

Their "TI DirectCu" cooler is currently one of their best preforming solutions. Hence, the increase in price. ;) 
a b Î Nvidia
a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 10:20:20 PM

The cheaper one has an extruded aluminum heatsink similar to intels cpu heatsinks.
The more expensive one has an aluminun/copper heatsink with direct contact heatpipes.
The more expensive model will cool better with less noise and have better overclocking headroom since the heatpipes carry heat away fron the die faster.
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June 11, 2012 10:22:57 PM

I can buy it for £70 is it worth getting?
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a b Î Nvidia
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 117 U Graphics card
June 11, 2012 10:23:14 PM

1) the DC card is clocked 10Mhz higher.
2) yes.
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