- Brand Name: Asus
- Model Number: EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Graphics Coprocessor: Radeon HD 6870
- Graphics Card Ram: 1 GB
ASUS Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express Dual DVI/HDMI Video Card with Eyefinity EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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)
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.
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!!
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!
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it's an outdated card, but it had some good years on it, RIP the good years.Published 5 months ago by Juan L. Jackson
this is the second review to replace the first the custmer service was grate
they did everything posible to find out what happen shiping is out of there
control my son is... Read more
I already had one of these and added one more for Crossfire. I went with the ASUS brand again for it's performance, great quiet cooling solution and visual appeal. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Amazon Customer
TYhe card is excellent, purchased for the grandsons revamped computer. Fast, cool and have had zero problems with the video card. Read morePublished on July 26, 2012 by Roseville Ray
This is a great graphics card from ASUS. The heatsink does its job well and it's also quiet. Overclocking capability is also very good. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by K N
good product, nice performance and low power consume.
only thing not so perfect is the noise. But it is acceptable.
Let me start off by saying this card is MASSIVE. Yes, it's been said before, but just make sure your case is big enough for this guy. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by J.Lopez
But, like some review said out there.... IT IS A BEAST OF A CARD!!
It will Definitely not fit in a small computer case. Read more
I have an older computer, a DELL Inspiron 530 with a Q6600 Quad Core. I wanted a video card that supported 3 monitors. Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by Lancelot Wong