ASUS announced it's now bundling Batman: Arkham City with some of its DirectCU cards:
The ASUS DirectCU series of graphics cards is now more extensive than ever, bringing gamers worldwide cooler and better performing hardware with DirectCU thermal designs and Super Alloy Power construction. To demonstrate the smooth and solid gaming these DirectX® 11 cards enable, ASUS is announcing a special holiday 2011 bundle featuring hit game title Batman: Arkham City from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., which will make good use of DirectX® 11 and NVIDIA® features such as PhysX™ and 3D Vision™.
DirectCU technology runs 20% cooler
Based on extensive research and development by ASUS engineers, DirectCU cooling uses the finest materials and carefully-placed components to guarantee improved cooling and card performance. All-copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU drive heat away, while the refined heat sink promotes faster dissipation. ASUS DirectCU variants average 20%* cooler performance than reference cards, resulting in smoother gameplay, increased longevity and better overclocking. Second generation DirectCU II cards add twin quiet 100mm* fans that push up to 600%* more air than stock models, improving cooling even further while remaining as quiet as a library with 31dB* of ambient sound emissions.
Enhanced performance and product longevity with Super Alloy Power
To make the most of the upcoming festive season, gamers need hardware they can rely on in the long haul, and ASUS exclusive Super Alloy Power helps achieve their needs. Super Alloy Power consists of a custom alloy formulation inside power delivery parts. The higher quality and heat tolerance of these materials translates into more stable and durable cards that protect gamers from unwanted side effects of extreme gaming, including overheating and crashing.
Special Batman: Arkham City holiday bundle
To demonstrate the power of ASUS DirectCU graphics cards in running the newest games in native DirectX® 11, ASUS and NVIDIA® have cooperated with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. to offer a bundle featuring one of the biggest games of 2011. Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to 2009’s Game of the Year Batman: Arkham Asylum, and once more sees the Dark Knight taking on Gotham City’s criminal element in a combination of super-smooth combat, stealth, and high tech surprises. This bigger and better adventure calls for serious PC gaming power to come into play, and ASUS recommends gamers upgrade to a GeForce® GTX 560-based card or above to make the most of the experience. The game is optimized for DirectX® 11 for a more realistic game world, and enhanced PhysX™ to render convincingly lifelike character movement and environmental interaction, thereby requiring a powerful graphics card to run fully in 1080p or above with all effects turned on. Proper DirectX® 11 implementation is just one of the things setting the PC version apart from other platforms, making it the ideal way to enjoy Batman: Arkham City.
The following models come bundled with the full Batman: Arkham City game, while stocks last:
ENGTX560 Ti DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5
ENGTX560 Ti DCII/2DI/1GD5
ENGTX560 DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5
ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5
ENGTX560 Ti DC/2DI/1GD5
*All performance figures shown may vary by system configuration and other specific conditions and circumstances
^Buyers should confirm bundle availability with local resellers prior to purchase