Reviews and Problems with Asus HD 7970 DirectCU II
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ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Review And Benchmarks
3 April 2014
Summary: The only thing that may be a drawback to using the ASUS Direct CU II cards is there size as these cards are much larger in size than your normal predatory 7970 due to their unique cooling solution that makes the card occupy more space in your PCIe lanes. I just want to get that out of the way because that is really the only negative point to make because beyond that it’s all-good from Top to bottom.
Summary: Today we have the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II strapped to our test bench for your reading pleasure. We will compare it to the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition and to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 to determine whether the custom VRMs and DirectCU II cooling solution are the droids you are looking for in your next graphics card purchase.
Conclusion: As a package, the ASUS Direct CU II is a fully capable video card that is able to play pretty much every game on the market today, as it should. Besides gaming prowess, the HD 7970 DirectCU II first and foremost delivers truly outstanding cooling results that beat out Sapphire's vaunted Vapor-X cooling solution by up to 5°C under load for almost 10% in heat reduction.
Pros: DirectCU II cooling, Low noise, Super Alloy Power, DIGI+ VRM
Conclusion: If you’ve read some of our previous high-end graphics card reviews or round-ups, you may know that we’re not necessarily fans of triple-slot graphics cards. We acknowledge that the vast majority of power users run only a single graphics card, however, and as such, probably won’t miss the additional slot that must be sacrificed with the ASUS ROG Matrix 7970 Platinum over more common two-slot cards. With that said, there are obvious benefits to the oversized cooler.
Pros: Great Performance, Quiet Operation, Good Overclocker, Nice Bundle, Targets Hardcore Enthusiasts
ASUS Matrix Radeon HD 7970 3GB Overclocked Graphics Card Review
4 December 2012
Excerpt: In the world of graphics cards there a lot of also-rans, cards that were released but didn't really leave a mark on the industry. Reference cards are a dime a dozen (not really, though $0.10 HD 7970s sounds like a great thing to me) and when the only thing vendors can compete on is price it is very hard to make a compelling argument for one card over another.
Summary: Final Thoughts
ASUS has always been a company that has expanded on reference designed cards and made them better and the HD 7970 DirectCU II card is no exception. From the 12-phase VRM that has super alloy caps and chokes to the very large and impressive DirectCU II cooler this card will blow many other HD 7970 cards out of the water! I love that ASUS has kept the same design and color scheme on all of their DirectCU II cards.
Pros: – DirectCU II cooling, – Looks awesome in your case, – Quality power delivery components, – Good overclocking potential, – VGA hotwire
Cons: – Takes up 3 slots, – Clocked at the same speed as the reference card
Summary: The great stock clock and exemplary GPU Tweak overclocked performance was no match for the ASUS DirectCU II cooler. It kept the GPU in check managing 65C GPU temps at all times. This is a testament to the abilities of good cooling design. The impressive 12 phase DIGI+ VRM is an engineering work of art that all but guarantees double digit frame rate gains, which can easily last you another year of high end gaming.
Summary: Tagged at a price of roughly 500 EUR the ASUS Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II will be a card hard to beat. It really is an impressive unit. It already starts when you open up the package and simply lift it, the thing weighs roughly a kilogram.
Now admittedly it is hard to go wrong with a 7970 anyway as the default aka reference R7970 is already a product with a very high 'like' factor for sure.
Summary: ASUS has released its baseline model of the recently released Radeon HD 7970. We will be compare the performance of the ASUS Radeon HD 7970 out-of-box against the highest overclock achieved with voltage tweaking, along with a Radeon HD 6970, and a reference clock GeForce GTX 580.
Тест и обзор: ASUS Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Platinum Edition
26 March 2013
Summary: Обновлённая версия GHz Edition видеокарты Radeon HD 7970 от AMD вполне способна конкурировать по производительности с флагманом NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680. Видеокарта ASUS Radeon HD 7970 Matrix Premium Edition способна обеспечивать ещё более высокий уровень производительности благодаря повышенным тактовым частотам. Почти во всех тестах она выходила в лидеры среди видеокарт с одним GPU, изредка уступая конкурентам. Производительности вы получите действительно немало.
Pros: Очень хорошая производительность, Тихая и эффективная система охлаждения, Внушительный список функций, Приличный комплект поставки
Cons: Не рекордный результат разгона, Высокая цена