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ASUS Radeon HD 6970 DirectCU II Video Card Review - Test System Setup and 3DMark 11

While it's been around for a while, we check out the DirectCU II version of the HD 6970 from ASUS and see how it goes.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jul 25, 2011 7:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: ASUS

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASRock, Kingston, Mittoni, Noctua and Corsair.

 

Today we'll be checking out our ASUS HD 6970 Direct CU II against a bunch of other cards including the HD 6950 from MSI and HD 6970 from Sapphire. On the NVIDIA front, we've got the GTX 560 Ti and GTX 570.

 

Our ASUS is using the latest 11.6 driver while the Sapphire is using the 11.4 driver, so it will be interesting to see on a broader scale how the HD 6970s go with the latest driver.

 

Let's get started!

 

 

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/

Buy It Here

 

 

 

3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.

 

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Straight away we can see that extra little boost in performance from the latest drivers.

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