ASUS Pumps out Tweaked EAH6800 Series Cards

"ASUS today came out with its own series of EAH6800 series graphics cards based on the AMD reference design."

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Coinciding with the release of the latest 6800 series Radeon cards from AMD, ASUS today came out with its own series of EAH6800 series graphics cards based on the AMD reference design. With a major increase in processing power over its highly acclaimed EAH5000 series cards, ASUS expects the new EAH6800 series products to easily catch the fancy of gaming enthusiasts.


Claimed by the manufacturer to provide significant performance enhancements over the reference designs, both new cards – the EAH6850 DirectCU and the EAH6870 are equipped with ASUS’ proprietary Voltage Tweak overclocking technology. The inclusion of the Voltage Tweak technology means ASUS’ cards perform as much as 50% better than the reference cards.


The manufacturer has also incorporated custom-flattened, all-copper heat pipes through its exclusive DirectCU cooling design with the cards. The direct contact of the heat pipes with the GPU core means the cards stay cooler by nearly 20% compared to the original design even in the most exacting processes. Ultra-quiet operation is another hallmark of the design. The aluminum fan attached to the ASUS EAH6870 significantly boosts the cooling efficiency of the card to keep its surface temperature cooler by as much as 14 degrees compared to the reference one.


ASUS will be supplying the EAH6850 DirectCU factory overclocked to 790MHz, which makes it 15MHz faster than the stock card. When clubbed with the AMD Eyefinity technology, this makes for some awesome gaming power that can be spread over as many as six displays. The AMD HD3D technology on the card boosts the overall experience by paving the path for stereoscopic 3D gaming and movies.


While pricing for both cards have not been revealed, ASUS did confirm that the cards have already started shipping out to authorised retailers.

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24-10-2010, 16:58:03

Yeah I tend to have large sarcastic nature at times :P :lol:

Yeah most business do but they also work on reputation and noctua has a good thing going not to stuff it up.
But at the end of the day there is only one way to find out :D

If you do do it, do a review on it :) with lots of before and after tests. B)

24-10-2010, 17:21:38

well considering i am already getting temps in the low 30s at 3.9ghz on my amd 965 i really do not see the need to lap yet. i might do it when summer comes around and it hit 120f out side.

25-10-2010, 15:06:40

i have done it on a E2140 was impressed with the results took 3 hours though -.-

25-10-2010, 16:42:54


i have done it on a E2140 was impressed with the results took 3 hours though -.-

yea lapping can give you a up to a 10 degree drop depending on how bad you CPU/cooler came off the line. me for example got a amd 965 that is near 100% flat unfortunately the overclocking on my CPU is not that great, i have to go to 1.6v just to hit 4.0ghz.. my NH-D14 unfortunately did not come off the line 100% flat, there is a slight bend where the contact is. so maybe during the summer i will lap it.

21-02-2011, 21:06:32

New to these forums but having lapped MANY cpu's and heat sinks I can say i've never broken one.. and the temps are great but both have to be lapped to get the full effect, if you can spare the cash to replace just incase then go for it, I'll post a link for a guide on how to do it since this fella does it the same way I have in the past.

Part1 My link
Part2 My link

21-02-2011, 21:07:44

very sorry .. didnt notice the date of this bad

21-02-2011, 21:19:15

well summer hasn't come along so i wont be lapping for a while yet :)

22-02-2011, 01:40:26

what are ur temps like during the summer??? Just curiosu cause at 45-48c load is WELL below the upper threshold of the AMD cpu's

22-02-2011, 01:47:49

i have seen the base on a d14, trust me they dont need lapping but maybe a rub with an emery cloth would give a better finish. amd ihs tend to be much flatter than an intel ones but still it cant hurt it (well if you do it too much or damage the pins but you know what i mean) to have a smoother surface.

its a more daunting thought than task tbh and once you do it you will do it again as it really is the best bang per buck you will ever do for cpu cooling, i dropped >10c of my load temps on this q9550 but it was like the grand cannon its ihs :D

22-02-2011, 01:49:38

IF my ac doesn't go out it is usually nearing 60c on load at 4ghz. in the winter i NEVER see it go above 50c at load. last summer my AC went out in my upper story (I have 2 AC unites) while running a stability test at 4ghz and my room reached 51c about 125f. and my CPU hit 77c and was like that for a good hour or two. i was lucky with this CPU, it can take abuse like you wouldn't believe, i have actually hit 80c before with it and there is 0 problems with it! unfortunately i can not get it passed 4.0ghz. BTW i use the Noctua NH-D14 in case you were wondering.

summers here in AZ are brutal!

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