|Screen Resolution||4096 x 2160|
|Memory Speed||5500 MHz|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Radeon HD 7970|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||3 GB|
ASUS DirectCU II 28nm Graphics Card HD7970-DC2-3GD5
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- 20% cooler and 14dB quieter performance with ASUS exclusive DirectCU II thermal solution
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM technology with 12-phase Super Alloy Power for precise digital delivery and enhanced durability
- VGA Hotwire hardware overvolting and GPU Tweak software tuning.
- One card drives up to six screens with AMD Eyefinity 6: four DisplayPorts and dual DVIs provided!
- Engine Clock 925 MHz.
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ATI/AMD video cards even in nice computer cases with ample airflow and cooling run hotter than Hell. In heavy gaming or Folding the 6870 -- not OCed even -- topped 80c. With the case next to me, my room became a sweat lodge (in the dead of winter @ 17F outside was the only time I needed to turn on the heat!). So this time I wanted some extra cooling.
Some Notes about Installation:
This card weighs. It's v-e-r-y heavy. You'll need to screw all three screws in to keep this bad boy from sagging. It really does look like a metal brick, too. The photos just don't give a good idea of it's scale...it's huge.
This card is also as long as other recent HD and GTX reference cards, but what isn't said in the reviews is it's depth. I use the HAF-X full size tower case which has a cavernous interior and use it's video card cooler addon module. But with the Asus video card I can't use that video cooler module as it's deeper than the cage. Keep this in mind when thinking about getting this card. Also make sure there's enough clearance between the seated video card and the door fan (on the HAF-X case it fits but narrower cases may have issues).
In the HAF-X case (using this as a reference as it's one of the largest interior non-cube cases on the market) the 3rd slot of the video card is very snug against the 4th slot cover, so removed it (could just loosen it to slide the 1/8" through). The height of the card is so huge that it blocks the 2nd PCI 2.0 slot on a AsRock P67 Extreme 6 motherboard, eliminating the chance of a triple Crossfire setup.Read more ›
After setting up for higher overclock I finally settled on a core of 1200 (artifacting at 1225) and memory at 1775 (card failure at 1825) and my max temperature was still only 66 degrees and even that typically stayed at 65.
I can EASILY recommend anyone looking to spend the money to buy this card, don't waste money on buying the overclocked version unless you're scared. For novices I recommend only going up to the limits that come with the card if you are able to get that stable. For experienced overclockers definitely get this card and tweak it to your liking.
For anybody using Bitcoins I'm mining at 698 Mhps using the Bitminter client @ 69c with my core at 1200 and my memory at 1400.
Install the Asus overclocking tool and turn it up to 1GHz. You just saved $100! WIN
I was able to to max out Skyrim with a triple screen eyefinity setup which is cool. This card also runs pretty quiet. Nice!
Of course none of those things happened, but I did make the angel singing noise myself, with my mouth. I was like "yah hah ahhhhh" and I made a little *boom* sound at the moment it met my motherboard.
Performance wise it feels like everything is prerendered and that you are watching someone else play. I am currently using this card to power a three screen eyefinity setup, it's almost too good. It eats skyrim for breakfast, follows it up with Borderlands2, and rounds out its diet with the new Tomb Raider. Chews up the new Simcity, I saw features that my previous card, radeon 6970, could only hint at. Burning buildings never looked so good.
A few games don't really respect the card, like World of Warcraft. That engine is like a temperamental old man, still stuck in its ways despite attempts to change.
All in all a great card.
This was an excellent read and even better write up on the HD7970 display card. We are thrilled to know that you are enjoying the card. I hope the display card displays every game you try at ultra settings for many years to come! Should you need any assistance, please let us know! Your reference number for this case is 3149951.
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At the time i bought this it was the best. Asus is an excellent maker and this DirectCU II is great but the cooling solution is very hot, and if you speed up the fan it becomes very, very noisy!
I recommend to speed up the fan and put a very good headphones when playing demanding video games with this specific card!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Though Heavy, bulky and a Tri-slot design, it is one of the best video cards with a high exposure for superior graphics. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sudip Menon
The ASUS DirectCU II performs great for it's price range. If you are debating on it, BUY IT! You will not be disappointed.Published on December 3, 2013 by C. Patterson
Great card, looks and performs like a beast whilst keeping temperatures low with its incredibly efficient cooling setup. Read morePublished on November 8, 2013 by Cason Lim
I picked the score after it has been tested this beauty in a battery of high caliber games, such as Metro, Battlefield 3, Beta of BF4. Read morePublished on October 22, 2013 by matias
good quality and it is very stable in the case. it is better than amd hd7950...but no HDMI :( just use DVI
make sure your case has enough space for this card....
Very stable card, although I did not max out the overclocking, I did however OC to where I wanted without any issues whatsoever. Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by anthonywin
A great philosopher/poet once said, "If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up."
This card is great. Runs cool, quiet without sacrificing power. Read more
Awesome card absolutely nothing to complain about.
runs great runs fast and looks amazing
highly recommend with either amd or intel base pc
As an avid player of Battlefield 3, I wanted an upgrade from the ATI Battlefield 2: Vietnam HD 6870 video card, so ordered this one for a particular reason: extra cooling. Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by gustavo almonte