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Asus DirectCU and DirectCU II for AMD: 6850, 6870, 6950, and 6970 Boards Under the Microscope

Author: Josh Walrath
Manufacturer: Asus

Results: Metro 2033

Though we are coming up on a two year release date for this title, it still pushes modern cards to their limit (and beyond).  I used the integrated benchmark with DX11/Ultra settings enabled with DOF off.  AAA and 16X AF were enabled.

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The 6870 again stays very close to the 560 Ti, but once the resolution scales to 2560x1600 then only the 6970 comes even close to being playable.

February 26, 2012 | 09:14 PM - Posted by Kevin (not verified)

Im hoping my 6950/2gig is going to hold up another year. Good card but software is getting up there.

February 27, 2012 | 08:34 AM - Posted by Josh Walrath

It should hold up fine for another year. Metro 2033 is still the toughest app out there so far, but I guess BF3 is somewhat close at Ultra levels.

February 27, 2012 | 01:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Will you please label the order of cards in the images on the conclusion page? It's an interesting comparison.

February 27, 2012 | 08:35 AM - Posted by Josh Walrath

From top to bottom, and left to right... EAH6970, EAH6950, EAH6870, and EAH6850.

May 10, 2012 | 10:35 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

hey I have an 6870 and E7300 can i run Battlefield 3 run Battlefield 3 and how many fps

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