Asus Radeon HD 6870 DirectCu

Asus Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU



So it has been a number of months since the release of the Radeon HD 6850 and 6870. While known for being strong condenders for affordable gaming applications, the product must also be able to stand the test of time. With new competition from nVidia with their GeForce GTX 560 Ti range, any enhancements over the reference 6870 is welcomed in order to remain in check. There are a handful of pre-overclocked cards available today however this time we will be taking a long hard look at the Radeon EAH6870 DirectCu.

Without wasting any further time here is an overview of today’s test item.

Manufacturer ATI Asus
Model Radeon HD 6870                     Radeon EAH 6870 DirectCu           
Stream Processors 1120 1120
Memory 1024MB 1024MB
Memory Interface



Core Frequency 900MHz 915MHz
Memory Frequency






Perhaps on face value it seems as though the £20 premium doesn’t offer much. However if you turn over it will all begin to make sense.