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Asus EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5


$224.99 Released December, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Temperatures remain lower than average for this type of card, even during heavy load. Accurate and consistent scaling when used in crossfire. Excellent bundled software package, allows detailed customized usage.

The Cons:Slightly higher instance of failure after a few months than expected for this type of card.

The EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 is a video card from the Asus company. Powered by the AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics chipset, this model is designed specifically for use in conjunction with the Windows 7 operating system.

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Full support of Microsoft DirectX11 enables top-quality PC gaming, working in combination with other AMD technologies like CrossFireX and Eyefinity for state-of-the-art rendering. The card has been pre-configued at an over-clock speed of 915 megahertz, helping to improve frame rate speeds for responsive lag-free visuals. A dust-proof fan enclosure is included in effort to maximize unit lifespan, with Asus claiming an extension of up to 25% through reduced dust and particle contact. In addition, DirectCU construction incorporates copper heat pipes for maintaining low-temperature performance, alongside Super Alloy Power technology for further cooling and better overall efficiency.      

Features

  • Matte black aesthetic with red striped highlighting 
  • Native support of Microsoft Windows 7
  • AMD Radeon graphics processing 
  • 915MHz over-clocking 
  • Microsoft DirectX11 support 
  • Dust-proof fan
  • DirectCU construction technology 
  • AMD CrossFireX technology 

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Pros
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    Temperatures remain lower than average for this type of card, even during heavy load

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    Accurate and consistent scaling when used in crossfire

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    Excellent bundled software package, allows detailed customized usage

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    Included directions are very thorough and speed up install time

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    Runs modern games at high framerates, 60FPS +

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    Onboard heat plate works well in conjunction with fan to keep temperatures down

Cons
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    Slightly higher instance of failure after a few months than expected for this type of card

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