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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 Information

Product Dimensions 16.3 x 16.3 x 3.7 inches
Item Weight 3.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 3.6 pounds
ASIN B004H8C2XO
Item model number EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5
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3.5 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,857 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Graphics Cards
Date first available at Amazon.com December 24, 2010

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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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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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By Dan on October 23, 2011
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This is an awesome card. I can play any game with no issues and high graphics. It runs cool and it is quiet. For the performance I get out of it and the price I payed I am VERY happy with this card.

I did not mark off a star for this but I did have driver issues. Certain ATI drivers I tried to install gave me blue screens, however once I found an updated one that was made for Rage, it performs flawlessly.

One of the features I like that it has is the ability to force set VSync and triple buffering. The reason is I have a monitor with a 60MHz refresh rate. Due to that you can get tearing within games (basically makes games unplayable read online about tearing if you want more details). Some games do not give you those options in the Video settings and granted not all games need the VSync set. Just note that this issue has nothing to do with the card.

Just buy this card and be happy, I know I am!!
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Running my games a top setting. Card doesn't even break a sweat. No pixalating or lag. Like having the option to crossfire. This card blows the geforce of the same class away. Look up comparison on Maximum Pc. Great for price and runs quiet too. Nice user interface. A snap to overclock too.
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First - Why, and, who, needs this type of card.

The main reason for getting one of these cards is Eyefinity. Eyefinity lets you plug in up to 3 monitors into a single card. Create a single desktop of all 3 if you want. There ARE conditions. You can't just plug in any 3 monitors, so you need to read the SIMPLE requirements.

A secondary reason for getting something less than a Radeon HD 7xxx series may be your motherboard. The Radeon HD 7xxx series, and up, uses PCIe 3. If your motherboard is any form of PCIe 2.x you will get very little extra benefit from a Radeon HD 7xxx series card.

The "who" part is simple, gamers or anyone who wants/needs to be more productive. I don't know how productive I am, but I wouldn't want to be without at least 2 monitors on the same computer. I normaly run between 2 to 5 monitors. Depends on what I'm doing. I can't even imagine how fast this card would be on a single monitor.

Many cards can let you use 2 monitors at the same time. But look on youtube and you'll get an idea of what you can do with 3 monitors.

Reguarding gaming, my use is simple: MS Flight Simulator X. Over and over I keep reading that FSX is CPU bound. Faster cards don't help. In some ways this is true. But just putting this card in my machine, ***AND DOING NOTHING ELSE***, my fps doubled compared to the XFX Radeon HD 5670 1 GB DDR5 card that I had been using. AND THAT IS ON THREE 22 inch MONITORS!

Cons
The AMD "Catalyst Control Center" software breaks easily. Over the past year I've been without the use of this software. Once it's setup you probably aren't going to need it much.
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