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The ASUS HD6870 DirectCU and its super alloy

Motherboard and graphics card manufacturer ASUS, introduced their ASUS HD6870 DirectCU graphics card which is powered by the new and exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power technology. This technology blends various metals and elements using an exclusive ASUS formula, resulting in a 15% performance increase, 2.5 times longer product lifespan and 35°C cooler operation.

ASUS-HD6870The self-designed ASUS HD6870 DirectCU joins the ASUS lineup of Barts-based graphics cards with a safe and stable pre-set factory overclock of the core to 915MHz, which is 10MHz above reference. The design also features 1120 stream processors and 1GB of GDDR5 video memory. This new graphics card enables truly smooth PC gaming at the highest detail settings and resolutions of 1920 x 1200 and above. It is a genuine hardcore model with DirectCU cooling that uses flattened copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU for cooler performance compared to generic designs, making it a must-buy for performance-tuning enthusiasts.

The Super Alloy Power technology represents a milestone of ASUS research and development innovation, going beyond just finding the right metals. It also signifies a major accomplishment in overcoming the challenges of producing technology that can operate under extreme pressure and temperatures. ASUS Super Alloy Power is implemented on key components, including chokes, capacitors and MOS, ensuring better performance, reliability and longevity.

ASUS EAH6870 Specs:

ModelASUS EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5
*DirectCU shown as “œDC” in model name
Graphics engineAMD Radeonâ„¢ HD6870
Bus standardPCI Express® 2.1
Video memory1GB GDDR5
Engine clock915MHz
Stream processors1120
Memory clock4200MHz (1050MHz GDDR5)
Memory interface256-bit
DVI max resolution2560 x 1600
D-Sub max resolution1920 x 1080
D-Sub outputYES X1 (Via DVI to D-Sub adapter)
DVI outputYES X1 (native dual-link DVI-I)
YES X1 (native single-link DVI-D)
YES X1 (Via DVI to HDMI adapter)
HDMI outputYES
HDCP compliantYES X2 (native standard DisplayPort)
DisplayPortYES X1 (Via DVI to D-Sub adapter)
Adapters and cables bundled1x DVI to D-Sub adapter
1x DVI to HDMI adapter
1x CrossFire bridge
1x power cable<
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