asus eah6870 ASUS releases EAH6870 and EAH6850 DirectCU graphics cards

ASUS unveils two new EAH6800 Series DirectX 11 graphics cards, the EAH6850 DirectCU and EAH6870. With sufficient cooling, both cards can be overclocked for up to 50% performance boost with ASUS’ exclusive Voltage Tweak utility. The EAH6850 DirectCU uses direct heat pipe contact for 20% better cooling performance compared to the reference design. The EAH6800 Series also offers AMD Eyefinity multi-screen and HD3D technologies.

Featuring even more processing power than the successful EAH5000 Series of graphics cards, the new ASUS EAH6800 Series continues to serve PC enthusiasts with cutting-edge technology and a range of exclusive performance-boosting improvements to the AMD reference design.

eah6850 ASUS releases EAH6870 and EAH6850 DirectCU graphics cards

eah6870 ASUS releases EAH6870 and EAH6850 DirectCU graphics cards

 

Both the EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 and EAH6870/2DI2S/1GD5 cards feature AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, AMD HD3D technology and DirectX® 11 support.

In addition, exclusive Voltage Tweak overclocking technology offers a 50%* performance boost over the reference design.

The EAH6850 DirectCU and EAH6870 also ship with factory overclocked cores set to 790MHz and 913MHz.

 

eah6850 card ASUS releases EAH6870 and EAH6850 DirectCU graphics cards

The ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU also incorporates exclusive DirectCU cooling that uses custom-flattened, all-copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU core. This improves cooling by 20%* compared to the reference design and offers quiet operation when the card is idle.

 

eah6870 card ASUS releases EAH6870 and EAH6850 DirectCU graphics cards

The ASUS EAH6870 is equipped with an aluminum fan cover that improves cooling efficiency and reduces surface temperatures by 14 degrees Celsius, compared to the reference design’s plastic cover.

 

Product Highlights

  • Exclusive ASUS Voltage Tweak technology offers real-time voltage adjustment of various GPU components, including the core and video memory, making ASUS EAH6800 Series graphics cards 50%* faster than the reference design.
  • The EAH6850 DirectCU is factory overclocked to perform at 790MHz. This is 15MHz higher than stock performance, resulting in higher frame rates in games.
  • ASUS proprietary cooling technology, DirectCU, puts copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU core. This results in the EAH6850 DirectCU running 20%* cooler than the reference design.
  • The EAH6870 features a stylish aluminum fan cover that dissipates heat more efficiently. This lowers surface temperatures by 14 degrees Celsius, compared to the reference design’s plastic cover.
  • Proprietary AMD Eyefinity technology supports up to six** displays for a fully immersive viewing experience.
    AMD HD3D technology for stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie watching.

* Subject to system configuration and usage. Results may vary.

** DisplayPort 1.2 compatible monitors required for six-screen AMD Eyefinity output. Please visit www.amd.com/Eyefinity for more information.

 

Pricing

The EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 is priced at S$318, while the EAH6870/2DI2S/1GD5 is at S$389.

 

Availability

ASUS EAH6800 Series graphics cards are expected to ship October 22, 2010 and will be available from authorized ASUS resellers.

 

 

Reviews: AMD Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 by VR-Zone, featuring ASUS EAH6000 Series

Source: ASUS SG