Asus Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Voltage Tweak Edition DirectCU PCIe

  • Asus Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Voltage Tweak Edition DirectCU PCIe
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Based on 5 scores, 16 reviews available
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Pros:

  • Excellent Gaming Performance.
  • Easily Overclockable.
  • Excellent Silent Cooling Even When Overclocked.

Cons:

  • Price is very close to the HD 6950.
  • Bigger size compared with the reference design.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Hi Tech Legion on -

Probably the easiest way to sum up my overall opinion of the ASUS HD6870 DirectCU is this; I currently have three OC HD 6870 1GB cards from three major manufacturers, and if I could only keep one it would absolutely be the ASUS HD6870 DirectCU, and I...

By TechReaction.net on -

The ASUS HD 6870 performed as well as we expected. We got a nice little overclock from it with the voltage tweak ASUS allows. It kept on the heels of the 6950 and placed steadily in the middle of the 550 and 560 from Nvidia.The Super Alloy Power...

By Motherboards.org on -

We have the new Asus HD 6870 Direct CU video card that we will be looking at today. This is a mid-range card that fits into the higher end spectrum for cards in this bracket. It retails for about 200 hundred dollars in most places. This...

By Legit Reviews on -

A good card at a good price. Not only does it perform killer, it looks killer. So if performance and looks are equally important to you, you will really like the ASUS Radeon HD 6870....

By ThinkComputers on 90

We always know ASUS for making quality products and the HD 6870 Direct CU is no different. What we really did not get to see in the review was what’s under the hood. ASUS uses allow-based components that allow for higher voltages, that will help...

By X-bit Labs on -

Our tests of the ASUS HD 6870 DirectCU graphics card show that the old ATI/AMD architecture, which traces its origin back to the R600 core (Radeon HD 2900) and uses the VLIW5 design for stream processors, has not exhausted its potential and can...

By Maximum PC on 90

At just less than $250, the Asus variant of AMD’s Radeon HD 6870 delivers excellent performance. While it is somewhat overshadowed by its newer cousin, the HD 6950, it costs considerably less than that part. If you do most of your gaming on a...

By Overclock3D on 80

Testing complete, what do we think?As a product, it is without doubt a very robust item. Built from the ground up with quality in mind, you can be sure that your Asus HD 6870 DirectCu will serve you well. However there are problems.On the whole the...

By HardOCP on -

The ASUS EAH6870 DirectCU does not have a humungous factory boost on the GPU or the memory. Don’t expect to pop it in your case and experience a better than reference 6870 performance Instead, the ASUS EAH6870 DirectCU is an enthusiast’s...

By Overclockers Club on -

Overall, the ASUS EAH5870 DirectCU performed terrifically. Using a fan rather than a blower motor saved a bit of noise pollution while still providing good cooling performance. The triple large heat pipe direct contact base also helped with effective...

By Pureoverclock on -

There are some appealing features brought here into the mix with the Radeon 6870, notably 3D and tessellation, though these really do appeal to a very small niche market at this point in time. Our gaming results showed a bit of a mixed bag where a...

By HardwareHeaven on -

The first thing which is apparent about the 6870 DirectCU when we unbox it is the card feels incredibly solid. The use of a large metal back plate to stabilise the PCB gives it a weight which feels good and the enhanced cooler looks great and will...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 80

ASUS Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU er et imponerende stykke hardware, der bringer flere fordele med sig ift. referencedesignet. Fabriksoverclocket på grafikprocessoren - svarende til 15 MHz - er måske ikke det vildeste, men giver alligevel ekstra...

International Review By Hardware.no on -

Blant de mange versjonene av Radeon HD 6870 som finnes på det norske markedet, er det et par som skiller seg ut fra referanseproduktet til AMD. I dag har vi sett på Asus spesialversjon, HD 6870 DirectCU, og vi er kort og greit meget fornøyd med det...

International Review By HardTecs4U on -

Unsere nachfolgende Gesamtwertung bezieht sich ausschließlich auf den aktuellen Status Quo und das aktuelle Testfeld und spiegelt in der Zusammenfassung unsere Erfahrungen im Test wieder. Man gelangt mittels Klick auf die einzelne Wertungskategorie...

International Review By Hartware.net on 78

Die ASUS EAH6870 DirectCU ist die erste Variante einer Radeon HD 6870 in unseren Tests, die auch für ein Silent-System geeignet ist, wenn man ein leises Lüfterdrehen toleriert und keine komplett lautlose Grafikkarte benötigt. Selbst bei...