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CMetaphor February 9, 2011 01:32 PM

Asus HD6970 Direct CU2 Review [HardwareHeaven]
One of the first reviews I've seen about the new, non-reference HD6970 from Asus. It breaks the 1Ghz mark with ease while staying cool and extremely quiet!

ASUS HD 6970 DirectCU 2 Graphics Card Review - Introduction

Don't know about you guys... but Im thinking about picking one of these up soon... or maybe two :ph34r:

Where's our HWC review?

_dangtx_ February 9, 2011 01:47 PM

the only thing against it,perhaps, would be the tripple slot but as far as noise and temps are concerned?

hard,real hard to beat! nice find maite

sswilson February 9, 2011 01:52 PM


In terms of the comparison to a GTX 570 the 6970 DirectCU 2 matches or exceeds the NVIDIA based model in most of our tests and of course has the ability to take advantage of 3 screen gaming. AMD also offer stereoscopic 3D which is best suited to movies and photos but lack the ability to enable PhysX in game.

What???? Did they read the results of the review they'd written???? The reviewed card (prior to OC) beat the reference model 570 in one gaming test (Civ).

If the two cards were around the same price, or if somebody was looking for eyefinity, it would be well worth looking at, but a quick check of pricing leads me to believe this card will come in at least $50 more than a 570 (and that's being quite generous).

CMetaphor February 9, 2011 09:42 PM

Im my case, Eyefinity is a must and my board only support crossfire. What would You choose? :haha: I dont see a better option (at least not yet) to get max. Eyefinity performance from a 2-card crossfire setup (unless Antilles finally comes out and is amazing...)

_dangtx_ February 9, 2011 10:07 PM

right now yes. but dont diss the big bro before it shows up on the streets lol. all it matters is the pricing.
2x6950=ok. more? hmmm would be fun to compete in price with the gtx 580 though. 3 large monitors on one of
those should be doable i think.

Delavan February 10, 2011 03:10 PM

Nice card!
Definitely interesting...I really dig the directcuII

My only issue is: The good deals on the GTX570s...you can get them for $300 on sale. The vanilla 6970s are selling for $359...

Of course, I'm talking dual card setups, where the 570s are $120 cheaper/pair than 6970 in Crossfire...

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