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ASUS Radeon HD7870 DirectCUII Top - Power For Price

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It may be billed as the budget card, but this is no pushover

The AMD Radeon HD7970 turned a lot of heads when it was launched not too long ago. While it boasted a significant performance improvements, its high price point isn't the most clear cut choice if you're on a budget of some sort. To that end, ASUS has released the ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCUII Top graphics card.


Description: Description: ASUS Radeon HD7870 DirectCUII Top - Power For Price


Like all other DirectCUII-branded GPUs, the HD 7870 comes loaded with ASUS' very own cooling design that features two fans and three 6mm copper heatpipes that touch the GPU chip directly, making it up to 20% cooler than the generic cooling mechanism employed by AMD.

As with most Direct CUII variant of the HD series cards, the HD 7870 comes factory overclocked from 1.0GHz to 1.1GHz. This can be further enhanced by the user using ASUS' own GPU Tweak software, which allows users to overclock the card up to 1.2GHz on the fly.

The HD7870, for all intents and purposes, is a direct upgrade from the HD6800 series of graphics card, and as such, uses two 6-pin PCI power connectors to power up the card.


Description: Description: ASUS Radeon HD7870 DirectCUII Top


If you're considering building a PC that's not bigger than a mid-sized tower, the HD 7870 might just be right up your alley. It takes up two slots of your expansion bay, and at a length of just upwards of 10 inches, it should just nicely sit in your PC chassis with minimal fuss.

At the back are four display output options, including a DVI-D port, a HDMI port and two mini DisplayPort ports. Like the HD 7970 and the HD 7950, the HD 7870 also features AMD's ZeroCore power-saving feature, which detects when your PC is idle and will go into sleep mode, just enough for it to be able to detect when the PC goes active again.

We ran several 3DMark11 and Unigine Heaven benchmark tests and have found them to record some impressive improvements over most of the HD 6xxx series from the previous generation. Even running games such as Crysis 2 and Skyrim on the highest graphics settings prove to be no match for the overclocked HD 7870.


ASUS Radeon HD7870 DirectCUII Top

Price $390

Info www.asus.com

Specifications

Chipset: AMD Radeon HD 7870

Core Clock Speed: 1100MHz

Memory Size: 2GB DDR5

 

Ratings

Performance

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Features

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Design

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Value

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(+) Still records significant gains from the last generation of Radeon GPUs

(-) You can't tell the DCU2 cards from one another

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