Asus Radeon HD 6970 DirectCU II review

Asus adds some serious cooling to AMD's 6970 graphics card

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At out-of-the box speeds, there is only a slight difference between the Asus HD 6970 Direct CU II and a vanilla Radeon HD 6970. At only 10Mhz faster, that's not much of a surprise.

Things do pick up once you get going with the overclocking, but we were disappointed by how quickly we hit the limits of this particular card's chip.

DirectX 11 tessellation performance

Asus radeon hd 6970 direct cu ii

DirectX 11 gaming performance

Asus radeon hd 6970 direct cu ii

Asus radeon hd 6970 direct cu ii


Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerATI
Chipset ModelHD 6970
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 6000
Brand NameAsus
Standard Memory2 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.1
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width256 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologyCrossFireX
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Number of DisplayPort Outputs4
Number of DVI Outputs2
Height127 mm
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Length297.2 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Memory Speed5500 MHz
Product ModelEAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5
Product NameEAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part NumberEAH6970 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

With the demand of current applications and software, the addition of a graphics card can help improve the computing process and application time.

API SupportedDirectX 11.0