ASUS EAH6970 Review

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The packaging is everything we've come to expect from ASUS, being very high quality with clear and concise panels highlighting the major features.

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Internally the box is the standard ASUS black box of goodies with the gold-leaf logo. The card itself is well packed in high density foam which, when coupled to the sturdy nature of the box, should ensure the card reaches you in mint condition.

The accessories are sparse to say the least. A single power adaptor and the default Crossfire bridge/driver/manual combo. Considering this isn't a value card it's quite disappointing. A mini-DisplayPort adaptor would have been nice. as would a bundled game of some description.

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Apart from the ASUS logo in the bottom left hand corner of the card it's otherwise identical to the rest of the HD6970s we've seen with the full-cover shroud and a small fan up one end.

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In keeping with the reference nature we have a 6 and 8pin PCIe power input along with twin DVI-D, mini DisplayPort and HDMI outputs. The HD6970 doesn't lack for connectivity options.

Otherwise it's all what we're used to, but looks very nice indeed. Black with red stripes is eternally tasteful and matches the rest of the ASUS product range nicely.

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Most Recent Comments

21-12-2010, 05:02:29

The latest variant of the HD6970 comes to us via ASUS. Does their voltage tweak BIOS enable extra performance?

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21-12-2010, 05:28:01

Something still doesn't seem right. A colleague is still scratching his head here.

But looking at it from my pov, I've seen that issue with using an overclocking tool before. You ramp the slider as high as it'll go and you feel you could take it further - and it just won't allow it. It happened

to me recently using afterburner on a 8400 (which is besides the point), but you feel the 'tool' is being told the up/low limits. Perhaps the bios is the key.

If it were mine (I mean donate to me to play with), I'd delve into the bios fiddling menu like atitool/afterburner has and try and massage the limits. From memory tho, if the tool doesn't know the card's bios, it will limit what you can do. I'd still fiddle with it tho.

This is besides the point tho. Off the shelf, something still aint right to me.

Voltage tweak and a oc limit ? Nah, definitely not.

I hate to harp on about it, but those bios versions from the ref card and this would be interesting. I'm going to see if there's any revisions coming out in the future too.Quote

21-12-2010, 05:28:49

Nice review Tom Quote

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