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Not Power Hungry.
OC Voltage adjustments.
Great Benchmark Numbers.
Improvement in performance per Watt.
Native fullsize HDMI output.
HDMI 1.4 & DisplayPort.
Slightly pricier than stock cards.
Only a single DisplayPort connector.
Factory overclock is virtually unnoticeable.
High Bluray power consumption.
Lack of 3way and 4way CrossFire support.
Overclock out of the box very small.
CCC Overdrive limits might be too low.
DirectX 11 relevance very limited at this time.
No support for CUDA / PhysX.
By BeHardware on April 13, 2011
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 April 11, 2011
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 February 23, 2011
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 January 07, 2011
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 January 04, 2011
The EAH6850 is great value considering it is pre-overclocked and thus manages very strong gaming performance figures....
By itreviews.com on December 09, 2010
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 November 30, 2010
All in all this is a great board, and at this price point is a no...
By Bjorn3D on November 29, 2010
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 November 25, 2010
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 November 17, 2010
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...
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