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


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