ASUS HD6870 Crossfire EXCLUSIVE Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

ASUS HD6870 Crossfire Review

Test Setup

ASUS EAH6870 single and Crossfire
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Intel i7 950 @ 4GHz
6GB Mushkin Redline RAM
Corsair AX1200 PSU
Noctua NH-D14
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Overclocking and Temperatures

The ASUS 6870 easily hit the bump stops on the GPU Clock, 1000MHz. This is without taking advantage of the voltage tweak software but is still the maximum frequency the software will let you set it to, yep thats right its maxed out at stock volts!

One area where we did achieve an improvement was in the overclocking of the memory, managing to squeeze an extra 127MHz out of it. This should definitely help the card attain its potential.

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Despite the extra overclock of the memory the temperatures remained roughly the same and only an increase in the idle temperature hinted at the clock speed gains. 81°C maximum even after a thorough thrashing with Furmark is fine with us.

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Most Recent Comments

22-10-2010, 01:54:43

You always amaze me with how quick you jump on these reviews and have them out.Quote

22-10-2010, 02:00:59

That's why we all love OC3DQuote

22-10-2010, 03:30:39

Great review and let’s hope the 6900 series delivers the full potential of these cards!Quote

22-10-2010, 03:42:30

Was hoping for more bang than that but as the same as the 5xxx once the drivers get sorted out I imagine we will see a big jump in improvement so cant wait for that. Would love to see these OC'd to there limit if there as stable as tom said with out even turning up the voltage.

Also glad to see these push the 460 prices down Quote

22-10-2010, 04:59:23

Seems that AMD have caught the infection from Nvidia and are selling us the same cards from their last generation with a bit of small improvements which gives me an idea of their marketing team (just call it a new name 6870 and everybody will think its super and it will sell like hot chocolate)


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