Asus Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • Asus Radeon HD 6850 DirectCU 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 9 scores, 27 reviews available
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    5
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
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Pros:

  • Price.
  • Performance.
  • Aftermarket Cooling.

Cons:

  • Slightly pricier than stock cards.
  • Only a single DisplayPort connector.

Expert reviews and ratings

By BeHardware on

With the EAH6850 DirectCU, Asus is offering an excellent Radeon HD 6850, well cooled, quiet and well finished. It will therefore be a viable replacement for the reference model which can’t be found in...

By OverclockersQH on

The EAH 6850 is not the fastest card in the world nor is it the most powerful, it is however a lot of card for the price. The stock OC and the cooling make it a rock solid gaming powerhouse for under $250. It is not sucking huge amounts of power and...

By TechTree on 80

The Asus EAH6850 can be found in stores for as little as Rs. 12,500. While this is still a bit higher than a stock GTX 460 1GB, it does perform better as well. MSI's HD 6850 can be found for a bit cheaper at 11K, so if you are on a very tight...

By Maximum PC on 80

Once upon a time, factory-overclocked graphics cards with custom coolers shipped a few months after the reference cards were out. So, you’d typically end up with a pricier, slightly faster graphics card to replace the one you might already...

By ITP.net on 100

The EAH6850 is great value considering it is pre-overclocked and thus manages very strong gaming performance figures....

By itreviews.com on

Overall the EAH6870 is another excellent card from Asus and proof once again that AMD is capable of taking on NVIDIA in terms of both performance and value. If you are looking to spend £200 this Christmas on a new video card, this is unquestionably...

By Kitguru.net on 90

All in all this is a great board, and at this price point is a no...

By Bjorn3D on 90

As we worked our way through this review, one thing was apparent the entire time: the mainstream videocard market is currently in the middle of a tight race to the finish line. The results of the ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU when compared to the ASUS ENGTX...

By Overclockers Club on

The EAH6850 DirectCU Overclock Edition video card is another example of ASUS's commitment to the end user to put together a complete package that can satisfy the needs of the overclocker and enthusiast. ASUS Extreme Design philosophy is putting...

By HardOCP on

The ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU is a video card with potential. While we do think there is an inherint weakness with the "Overclocked Edition" nature and only offering 15MHz higher GPU frequency for more money, there are some things that do make it worth...

By Neoseeker on

When comparing the EAH6850 DirectCU model to the multitude of 6850 graphics cards on the market, it definitely stands out as a fine example of why we all love non-reference cards. The improved DirectCU cooling solution used by ASUS greatly reduced...

By PCWorld India on 84

The AMD Radeon 6850 is here and how! This new mid-range card may not seem like a replacement of the Radeon 5850, but it consumes less power and is priced lower, so we are not complaining. In addition, Asus has customized the design of their card with...

By Motherboards.org on

AMD launched their Barts chip just a few days ago with the launch of the RADEON HD 6870 and HD 6850 which are the Barts XT and Pro versions of their 6 Series. The 6870 is the replacement for the HD 5770 card at $239.99 and the HD 6850 is the...

By Pureoverclock on

The major point to glean here is that the Radeon 6850 technically isn't a successor to the 5850; we saw the performance is actually slightly lower in fact. The rationale for the model nomenclature should become more apparent as AMD releases more...

By techPowerUp! on 95

The ASUS Radeon HD 6850 shatters the DirectX 11 affordability barrier being priced at a mere $179. Never before has high-resolution full-detail gaming be available for so little money. Thanks to AMD's aggressive pricing, NVIDIA has also announced...

By Vortez on

As with the HD6870 conclusion, it’s important to analyse the results on the basis of the pricing. The HD6850 was meant to compete with the 768MB variant of the GTX460 and yet at around £150 or £160 in ASUS’s case, it is being pitted...

International Review By unlimitpc.com on

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International Review By PC-Welt.de on

Der Kühlkörper der Grafikkarte Asus EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 besitzt Kupfer-Wärmeleitrohre. Diese leiten besonders effektiv die Abwärme des Grafikprozessors ab, so dass der Lüfter mit niedrigen Drehzahlen und damit...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

De ASUS EAH 6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5 kaart komt uit ASUS' DirectCU reeks, een serie videokaarten met een speciale koeler waarbij de heatpipes direct in verbinding staan met de GPU. Zoals we in onze tests van CPU-koelers al meermaals hebben besproken, is...

International Review By Hardware France on

Avec l’EAH6850 DirectCU, Asus nous propose une excellente Radeon HD 6850, bien refroidie, silencieuse et bien finie. Elle remplacera donc sans problème le modèle de référence qui est introuvable dans le...