ASUS Releases New EAH6800 Series Graphics Cards

October 22, 2010 // 8:54 a.m.

The latest generation cards from AMD are enhanced by ASUS for more engaged gaming



Featuring even more processing power than the successful EAH5000 Series of graphics cards, the new ASUS EAH6800 Series continues to serve PC enthusiasts with cutting-edge technology and a range of exclusive performance-boosting improvements to the AMD reference design.



Both the EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 and EAH6870/2DI2S/1GD5 cards feature AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, AMD HD3D technology and DirectX® 11 support. In addition, exclusive Voltage Tweak overclocking technology offers a 50%* performance boost over the reference design. The EAH6850 DirectCU and EAH6870 also ship with factory overclocked cores set to 790MHz and 913MHz.



The ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU also incorporates exclusive DirectCU cooling that uses custom-flattened, all-copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU core. This improves cooling by 20%* compared to the reference design and offers quiet operation when the card is idle. The ASUS EAH6870 is equipped with an aluminum fan cover that improves cooling efficiency and reduces surface temperatures by 14 degrees Celsius, compared to the reference design’s plastic cover.



Product Highlights



* Exclusive ASUS Voltage Tweak technology offers real-time voltage adjustment of various GPU components, including the core and video memory, making ASUS EAH6800 Series graphics cards 50%* faster than the reference design.
* The EAH6850 DirectCU is factory overclocked to perform at 790MHz. This is 15MHz higher than stock performance, resulting in higher frame rates in games.
* ASUS proprietary cooling technology, DirectCU, puts copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU core. This results in the EAH6850 DirectCU running 20%* cooler than the reference design.
* The EAH6870 features a stylish aluminum fan cover that dissipates heat more efficiently. This lowers surface temperatures by 14 degrees Celsius, compared to the reference design’s plastic cover.
* Proprietary AMD Eyefinity technology supports up to six** displays for a fully immersive viewing experience.
* AMD HD3D technology for stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie watching.



* Subject to system configuration and usage. Results may vary.

** DisplayPort 1.2 compatible monitors required for six-screen AMD Eyefinity output. Please visit www.amd.com/Eyefinity for more information.



Availability

ASUS EAH6800 Series graphics cards are expected to ship October 22, 2010 and will be available from authorized ASUS resellers.



Specifications



Model


EAH6870/2DI2S/1GD5


EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5

Graphics engine


AMD Radeon™ HD 6870


AMD Radeon™ HD 6850

Stream processors


1120


960

Bus standard


PCI Express® 2.1


PCI Express® 2.1

Video memory


1GB GDDR5


1GB GDDR5

Engine clock


913MHz


790MHz

Memory clock


4200MHz (1050MHz GDDR5)


4000MHz (1000MHz GDDR5)

Memory interface


256-bit


256-bit

DVI max resolution


2560 x 1600


2560 x 1600

D-Sub output


x1 (via DVI-to-D-sub adapter)


x1 (via DVI-to-D-sub adapter)

DVI output


1 x DVI-I

1 x DVI-D


1 x DVI-I

1 x DVI-D

HDCP compliant


Yes


Yes

HDMI output


x1


x1

DisplayPort


Mini x2


x1

Supplied adapter/cables


1 x DVI-to-D-sub adapter

1 x 6-pin power cable

1 x CrossFire bridge


1 x DVI-to-D-sub adapter

1 x 6-pin power cable

1 x CrossFire bridge

Supplied software


ASUS utilities and driver


ASUS utilities and driver

Dimensions


9.5 x 5.0 inches


10.24 x 4.84 inches

Product features and specifications may change without prior notice. Please check www.asus.com for further details.




ABOUT ASUS

ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion.
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