ASUS HD6870 Crossfire EXCLUSIVE Review

ASUS HD6870 Crossfire Review

Test Setup

ASUS EAH6870 single and Crossfire
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Intel i7 950 @ 4GHz
6GB Mushkin Redline RAM
Corsair AX1200 PSU
Noctua NH-D14
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Overclocking and Temperatures

The ASUS 6870 easily hit the bump stops on the GPU Clock, 1000MHz. This is without taking advantage of the voltage tweak software but is still the maximum frequency the software will let you set it to, yep thats right its maxed out at stock volts!

One area where we did achieve an improvement was in the overclocking of the memory, managing to squeeze an extra 127MHz out of it. This should definitely help the card attain its potential.

ASUS HD6870 Crossfire Review  

Despite the extra overclock of the memory the temperatures remained roughly the same and only an increase in the idle temperature hinted at the clock speed gains. 81°C maximum even after a thorough thrashing with Furmark is fine with us.

ASUS HD6870 Crossfire Review