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ASUS Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express Dual DVI/HDMI Video Card with Eyefinity EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5

by Asus
3.5 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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  • With Exclusive Voltage Tweak Technology design, it covers every possible overclocking and overvolting scenario for beginners to veterans
  • Up to 50%* faster clock speed with exclusive Voltage Tweak
  • Comes in with pre-overclocked 915MHz engine clock for amazing gaming performance and stereoscopic 3D gaming experience
  • Three 8mm copper heatpipes touch GPU directly for 20% cooler than reference HD 6870 design and quiet operation under idle mode
  • Super Alloy Power technology for 15% performance increase, 2.5 times longer lifespan and 35°C cooler operation
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Asus
  • Model Number: EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Graphics Coprocessor: Radeon HD 6870
  • Graphics Card Ram: 1 GB

Product Description

A revolutionary and innovative selection of fine metals to create a new alloy for critical power components, resulting in a 15% performance increase, 2.5 times longer product lifespan and 35°C cooler operation compared to reference.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 16.3 x 3.7 inches ; 3.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B004H8C2XO
  • Item model number: EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 24, 2010

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Bought two of these with plans on crossfire on an ASUS X58 Sabertooth board. They sure as heck did not fit the way they came... The heat sink on the back of the card adds a quarter inch above where the pcb plugs into the PCI-E slot on the motherboard, and then it's just as big as a reference board on the bottom. I didn't quite have the option to return them with my purchase method, so I had to dremel off half the top card's plastic guard (which has to be left somewhat intact to hold the fan) and filed the fins down on the metal heat sink on the bottom card where the top's fan would be. In other words, I had both cards fully disassembled and put back together before I used them, luckily they work just fine. This is no simple fix, there is a LOT of space where they originally didn't fit. ASUS really should have taken this into mind when designing the standard fan/heat sink assembly on the card. I'll try to throw in a picture of my current setup.

As far as performance goes... WOW! These things are incredible in CFX. I previously ran a 295GTX and am noticing huge gains that I wasn't really sure if I'd get. 3dMark Vantage score of P30805 to be exact, (paired with 6gb Corsair RAM at 1800mhz, i7-970 at 3.6ghz) with the cards overclocked to 975/1150mhz EACH! No artifacts or stutters came up, probably could have gone higher if I was willing to push them more. Temps got to about 74 at full load during the test. Incredible at 1080p, maxing out Crysis 2 with the dx11/hi-res patches and Metro 2033 at completely playable frame rates. I am nothing short of amazed by the performance of these cards. *Do keep in mind that if you want to play at any resolutions higher than 1080p, you are definitely better off with a card that has 2GB of VRAM.
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Bought this card for my wifes 890fx board, phenom 955 oc to 3.8ghz with 4 gig of g.skill ripjaws 1600 . let me say first. The picture of this that is used for advertisment does not really show how big it is and how nice of quality it has really has. It is a beast of a card . I have 2 hd6870 ref cards with the red and black pin stripes on the shroud intalled in xfire on my asus chfIV board and this card dwarfs them. As soon as i pulled the card out of the box and seen the heavy duty black alluminum Backplate underneath it with the huge heatpipes my jaw dropped. Makes the referance hd6870 cards look like toys . It is huge! The black plastic shroud i would guess makes it an inch or maybe a little longer than the ref cards. I was lucky it fit into my wifes storm scout case without modifying the back part of the shroud with a dremel . It is also a little thicker than two slots but if i wanted to xfire them on this biostar 890fx mb it would just clear to slide the second card in. Unfortunatly i would not be able to xfire 2 of these beast bucuz i put in x-fi titanium where i would put the second card .Again What really impressed me about the this card was the the thick black aluminum plate that covers the top of the card after it was installed into the system . It screams quality! I will be quik about the benchmarking and overclocking i did on this beast . as soon as i got the drivers installed i went to ccc overdrive cranked the fan to 100% and slid the gpus slider all the way to the right to 1000mhz and did the same thing with the memory clock from 1050 to 1250 and hit apply . i then downloaded cod black ops , furmark , and unigine heaven and did some 3d tweaks in the ccc 3d settings . ran furmark stabilty for awile with no crashes.Read more ›
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This card is pretty amazing for the price.

Pros:
1. Fast card for the money. Check out Tom's Hardware or Anandtech for performance chart comparisons.
2. Fairly silent (In comparison to the nVidia GT8800 it replaces...
3. A large number of ports: DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort (Not Apple's MiniDisplay Port)

Cons:
1. Large. The plastic does extend past a standard ATX motherboard, so make sure there is space behind your PCIE slot.
2. Width. It does take up two slots worth
3. Not entirely size compatible with some boards in PCIE Slot1. On my ASUS P8P67, the heat sinks on the motherboard chipset actually prevents installation of this card into slot one because the backplate on the 6870 extends to far. I had to install it in the second PCIE2.0x16 (Slot 5). Still works, but a bit unconventional.

The Cons are really what prevents me from giving it five stars. They could have designed the plastic fan shroud to be angled so that they could be installed easily. I have a Lian-Li Full Tower Case, and I had to install it by turning it at an angle to get it inside the drive cage to install the card properly behind PCIE Slots 1 and 2 Reminder: Had to do this in a Tower Case!!!! Also, the backplate, which is great for heat dissipation and protecting components a couple of sites complained that the first manufacturing run did not have any protection on the board for the back, so ASUS changed it and the entire thermal solution for the board could have been designed so that at least it did not interfere with being installed in the ASUS's motherboards.
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