ASUS EAH6970 Review


ASUS EAH6970 Review

Unigine 0xAA

Wow. Here is a turn-up for the books. We're using the same Catalyst 10.12 drivers here as we did on our most recent testing, but there is something about this combination that eats Unigine for breakfast. To gain 5FPS in a benchmark that takes huge amounts of extra grunt to gain a single FPS is stunning. Does the ultra-high settings of 8xAA keep it up.


Unigine 8xAA

Normally increasing image quality narrows the gap between results. Especially on systems that should theoretically perform identically. However here the gap widens yet further to a frankly unbelievable 8 frames per second. With both the reference card and this ASUS model at the same clock speeds, the same drivers and with identical speed, but not specification, processors we're really at a loss to explain such a monumental improvement.

So astounded are we, here is the result from Unigine itself.

ASUS EAH6970 Review

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Most Recent Comments

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

21-12-2010, 05:37:07

Originally Posted by lawson View Post

Nice review Tom
If you look dude Bryan wrote it It does say at the top of each review who the author is.Quote

21-12-2010, 05:49:05

i'd like that voltage tweak bios

any chance of a dump please Bryan?

[edit] did you try the "EnableUnofficialOverclocking" feature of Afterburner to get past the limitations of Catalyst Control Center?Quote

21-12-2010, 05:49:24

finally the ASUS!

man, i need some more info!

1- what is a the max voltage in smart doctor?

2- why didn't you use MSI's AfterBurner for OC;ing? ppl are getting higher clocks with that, max i saw @ stock voltages was 980mhz Core, so maybe up the voltage using Smartdoctor and get to 1Ghz (World FIRST!!) using Afterburner??

3-What are the temps? this one has aluminum cover, wanna see how much this one is cooler! before and after OC please!

i know am asking alot, but am barely holding back waiting for those to be in stock (USA), if no diff than other ones (plastic cover) my wait is over! thanx in advance!

EDIT:damn 19 sec diff pyro! Quote

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