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ASUS Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU II 1GB Video Card Overclocked Review (Page 1)

Having looked at a few DirectCU II cards already from ASUS, we check out the HD 6870 version today.
Shawn Baker | May 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm CDT - 1 min, 32 secs time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ASUS

Introduction

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While the HD 6870 has been around for a while, we've actually seen a few companies release new versions of the card. While the DirectCU II version from ASUS has been out for a little while now; after using it in our $599 AMD Gaming PC Built and Tested and it doing a good job of impressing us, we had to make some time to look at it in all its glory.

When we did our $599 AMD Gaming PC article we didn't have an in depth look at the card itself, so we'll be taking our normal approach to the ASUS HD 6870 DirectCU II 1GB today. We'll start by looking at the package and then we'll take a closer look at the card itself before having a look at the specifications.

Once we've done that, we'll get into the fun stuff and see how the card goes in our testbed. Because we've had a look at a few HD 6870s already and this one isn't part of the TOP series, we thought we'd take the time to do some overclocking ourselves and see how the DirectCU II cooler goes.

So with everything said and done, let's get into the package to see what ASUS has got going on.


Package

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The package hasn't got heaps going on; we've got a quick setup guide and two CDs (one carries a copy of the manual in a number of languages while the other has our VGA driver and another manual). Of course, as always, we recommend you head on over to the AMD website and grab the latest driver.

We've also got a dual Molex to 6-Pin PCI-E power connector, DVI to HDMI adapter and a CrossFire bridge. Nothing too major, but as usual everything you need to get up and running.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Shawn Baker

Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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