ASUS today announced R9 270 DirectCU II, a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R9 270 graphics-processing unit (GPU).R9 270 is equipped with loads of 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.
As an ASUS overclocked-edition card, R9 270 is overclocked to perform faster than reference — notching up a remarkable a 975MHz core speed and reaching the 104% level in 3DMark.
The only Radeon R9 270 card with exclusive DirectCU II technology
R9 270 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.
Thanks to this thoughtful design ASUS R9 270 with DirectCU II enables the latest AMD Radeon 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.
Super Alloy Power components for incredible longevity
R9 270 is constructed using 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 Powertechnology also reduces power noise such as buzzing and increases the graphics card’s longevity — R9 270’s capacitors last up to two-and-a-half times (2.5X) longer than traditional capacitors.
Exclusive ASUS overclocking controls and streaming technology
The new ASUS R9 270 has a unique advantage in the shape of GPU Tweak, an exclusive ASUS tool that helps users to squeeze every last drop of performance out of the Radeon R9 270 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 — so overclocking is both easy and can be carried out with high confidence.
As well, the GPU Tweak Streaming tool lets users share on-screen action 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.