Asus Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 Voltage Tweak Edition DirectCU PCIe
Excellent Gaming Performance.
Excellent Silent Cooling Even When Overclocked.
Up to 5 Displays with Eyefinity.
Low power draw.
Price is very close to the HD 6950.
Bigger size compared with the reference design.
Higher power consumption.
By Hi Tech Legion on August 16, 2011
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 July 19, 2011
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 July 06, 2011
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 May 19, 2011
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 April 07, 2011
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...90
By X-bit Labs on February 21, 2011
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 February 09, 2011
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...90
By Overclock3D on January 28, 2011
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...80
By HardOCP on January 18, 2011
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 January 17, 2011
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...-