Summary: Straight out of the box, the ASUS HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP provided the exact same gaming experience as a reference AMD Radeon 7950, which at a first glance seems like a great thing. The fact that the lower tier HD 7870 GPU is matching the performance of the higher tier HD 7950 GPU.
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.
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.
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
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.
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ASUS HD 7870 DirectCU II TOP, prestazioni senza compromessi
21 January 2015
Excerpt: In questa recensione andremo a testare la ASUS HD7870 DCII Top, una scheda video basata su GPU Pitcairn e dedicata principalmente agli overclockers e a chi, come suggerisce il nome, è alla ricerca del top.
Pros: Ottime prestazioni, Buona propensione all'overclock, Esteticamente molto curata
Cons: Sistema di dissipazione migliorabile, Prezzo un po’ elevato
Summary: Den konventionelle visdom siger, at man skal springe det første led i en familie af grafikchips over og satse på det næste. I så fald skal vi have fat i 7870 GHz. Det er nemlig dens placering i AMDs aktuelle udvalg af gpu’er