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Asus HD 7870 DirectCU II Top

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Asus HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP Review

4 November 2012
  • Summary: Asus has priced the HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP edition at Rs.25,000, which is not bad considering it’s a special edition card. AMD launched the HD 7870 to fill the gap between the HD 6970 and the HD 7950 and it does just that. At this price point, it beats the Nvidia GTX 570 by a good margin and is follows close on the heels of the GTX 580, which is a lot more expensive.
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ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP Review

2 July 2012
  • Summary: ASUS has a new custom cooled and factory overclocked version of the Radeon HD 7870 known as the ASUS HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP. We examine how well ASUS's DirectCU II cooling technology allows us to overclock this Pitcairn generation video card. We will compare it to a Radeon HD 7950 and a GeForce GTX 670.
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Asus Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP Graphic Card Review

25 April 2012
  • Conclusion: The Asus HD 7870 is certainly a worthy consideration if you have about RM 1.2k to spare, and in my opinion I would work better than having a dual HD 7770 setup that costs around RM 1.2k as well. As seen, the Asus HD 7870 is providing almost always 2x the performance of the GTX 460 (will add HD 7770 new benchmarks later).
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ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2 GB

30 March 2012
  • Summary: We were positively surprised by AMD's new Radeon HD 7800 Series in our launch day review. Since then nothing has changed. The ASUS HD 7870 Direct CU II uses the same reference design PCB, adds a bigger cooler and increases clock speeds significantly. Going from 1000 / 1200 MHz on the reference design to 1100 / 1250 MHz on the DC II resulted in a real life performance improvement of about 5%.
  • Pros: Good performance increase, Overclocked out of the box, No price increase for overclocking, Some additional OC headroom left, Quiet in idle, Native full-size HDMI output, Adds support for PCI-Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1, Support for multiple independent audio streams
  • Cons: Noisy under load, Price too high to be competitive, Increased power consumption, CCC Overdrive memory limits too low
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Expert Review

31 July 2012
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Review: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II Top

30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Mit der HD 7870 DirectCUII Top, hat ASUS eine ab Werk übertaktete AMD Mid-Range-Grafikkarte im Programm. Bereits dem Namen kann man zudem entnehmen, dass dieses Modell mit einem leistungsfähigen Kühler ausgestattet wurde und dementsprechend auch über Overclockingpotential verfügen wird. Hinzu kommt, dass diese Mid-Range-Karte gleich schnell oder gar schneller sein könnte als eine Radeon HD 6970.
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Тест и обзор: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP V2

26 March 2013
  • Summary: XFX довольно высоко поставила планку для конкурентов со своей видеокартой Radeon HD 7870 Black Edition. Но Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP ASUS V2 показала результаты ничуть не хуже (почти), что связано с высококачественными компонентами и усиленной системой питания. Да и не будем забывать про мощную систему охлаждения DirectCU II. В частности, мы высоко оценили производительность системы охлаждения собственного дизайна ASUS.
  • Pros: Тихая работа, Приличный потенциал разгона, Высокий уровень заводского разгона
  • Cons: Скудный комплект поставки
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Expert Review

3 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Проблемой многих Radeon HD 7870 является недостаточно мощное охлаждение. Особенно это актуально для моделей ASUS со старым двухслотовым кулером
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熱血玩家超頻版 ASUS HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP

10 July 2012
  • Excerpt: AMD繼HD 7970之後,在凱普勒問世之前再推出HD 7800系列,試圖迅速搶下中高階市場,華碩推出的HD 7870 DirectCUII就是其中之一;除了使用DirectCUII散熱技術之外,使用2GB的記憶體和高達1.1GHz的時脈也是吸引玩家的重 點特色!接下來請看更詳細的使用心得。 自從南發群島問世以來,28奈米製程的繪圖核心是玩家們討論的重點項目,前幾期小編有介紹GCN架構的特色與優勢,不過擔心有新同學還不熟悉,以下簡單複習一下GCN架構重點,經過重新設計的GCN架構,除了為28奈米製程和PCI-E 3.0之外,還擁有低耗電、高超頻幅度、增強Tessellation運算效能等等特色。然而代號Pitcairn XT的HD 7870,核心主要有20組的GCN CU計算單元模組,內有總計有1280個SP流處理器,以及80個紋理單元等等,由於HD...
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Test : Asus HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP V2

PC World
26 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Asus propose avec son modèle de Radeon HD 7870 une carte graphique entièrement customisée puisqu'elle est équipée du DirectCU II, son système de refroidissement maison ici dans sa révision V2, et d'un GPU Pitcairn XT overclocké d'usine dans cette version TOP. Quelles performances est-elle alors en mesure d'atteindre par rapport à la HD 7870 de référence AMD ?
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