ASUS Cooks Up Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU with Super Alloy PCB

"ASUS has just released the Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU card with a custom cooler and Super Alloy components."

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Taiwanese systems’ maker ASUS already has a Radeon HD 6870 in its graphics card line up, but the manufacturer has decided to add another 6870. According to a report by Tech Connect Magazine, ASUS has just released the Radeon HD 6870 DirectCU card with a custom cooler and Super Alloy components.

The first ASUS Radeon HD 6870 is a regular GPU based on the original reference design from AMD. The second card of the series though, is a non-reference one with at least two standout features.  The first is in the form of a dual-slot DirectCU cooler, which brings together a GPU base with copper heatpipes in direct contact with the GPU die. This allows the cooler to transfer any heat produced directly to the heavy aluminum fin array, which get cooled by an exceptionally quiet fan.

The second standout features is the superbly designed PCB, making used of “Super Alloy” voltage control components. Some of the components of the PCB include Super Alloy chokes, Super Alloy capacitors, and Super Alloy MOSFETs, each of which boosts the durability of the card, enhances stability and ensures super cool performance.

Talking of the base features of the card, it comes with the same 1120 Stream Processors and 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 4200 MHz found in the reference design. The graphics clock though has been ramped up to 915 MHz, making for another interesting change. Other features include dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

ASUS has also added its proprietary Super Hybrid Engine technology to the card for automatically control of the GPU clocks and energy consumption as per the needs of the system. The integrated Voltage Tweak function on the other hand makes for easy overclocking control.

The card is yet to be listed on the ASUS website and there is no word available on availability or pricing.

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03-04-2011, 21:44:21

jonowee
*Punches the air* CABLE MANAGEMENT YEAH! :lol:

04-04-2011, 00:41:48

cdbob


*Punches the air* CABLE MANAGEMENT YEAH! :lol:




Thanks guys

I cleaned up my cable management a bit more after seeing Tom's video on the Avalanche Build. (I used about 150-175 zip ties in total.)


04-04-2011, 13:29:57

Terrifictez85
I really hope you wont need to upgrade anytime soon, will be a bugger to remove the zip ties.
Love a nice tidy case.
I now have a small factor atx case so cable management is a bitch.

04-04-2011, 13:35:19

Reckless


I really hope you wont need to upgrade anytime soon, will be a bugger to remove the zip ties.
Love a nice tidy case.
I now have a small factor atx case so cable management is a bitch.




Agreed with that, I also have a small atx case with virtually no cable management features, many cable ties were used :L

04-04-2011, 13:38:45

AMDFTW
awsome job mate

04-04-2011, 13:40:01

Terrifictez85


Agreed with that, I also have a small atx case with virtually no cable management features, many cable ties were used :L





What case are you using?? I am using a Lian Li PC A-06 have been trying to upload photos to my build log but keep getting error message in my browser.

04-04-2011, 15:08:16

ruthless







haha if you get a dead psu now, would take 3 years to unclip everything eh?

04-04-2011, 18:05:15

SG12004
ya very good cable management thare :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

05-04-2011, 14:01:39

cdbob
Thanks for all your great comments on the cable management



Nice overclock, has me laughing at your first post, I am not ognna OC but undervolt as I want the silence :)




That was true before but with my new fan on my CPU it's not. The loudest things in my rig are now the harddrives and I don't see SSDs coming down in price for a very long time.

I decided to downclock the overclock to 4.4GHz with this quieter fan. The result is something I that think really embodies the names.

Here's the result after the final (of quite a few failed) stability tests. 12 Hours of Prime

Load is 1.216 volts




And because this is an overclock using offset, idle is 0.792 volts




This is taken from overclock.net where my username is 'ehpexs' (http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/968053-official-sandy-stable-club-post-your-5.html#post12994350)

05-04-2011, 16:34:37

Reckless


What case are you using?? I am using a Lian Li PC A-06 have been trying to upload photos to my build log but keep getting error message in my browser.



On this machine its actually unbranded :sad: , so i couldn't say. Had to build this on a tiny budget, I picked it up in a local computer store for a bargain. It has no room behind the motherboard tray at all, but stupidly it has grommets to route cables through the back.
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