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Wednesday, 15 December 2010 15:33

Asus rolls out its own Caymans

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Overclocked by 10MHz

As it is the case with almost every AMD AIB partner, Asus has also rolled out its own Cayman based HD 6950 and HD 6970 cards. The interesting fact is that Asus is the only partner that has decided to go for a factory overclock, at least for now.

Both the HD 6950 and the HD 6970 are overclocked by 10MHz, which is probably something that you can do by yourself, but bear in mind that Asus does this but keeps your warranty. This means that the HD 6970 ended up clocked at 890MHz for the GPU while the HD 6950 works at 810MHz for the GPU.

Unfortunately, the factory overclock isn't extended to the memory so you are looking at cards that have 2GB of memory clocked at 5.5Gbps for the HD 6970 and 5.0Gbps for the HD 6950. Both cards also feature Asus' Voltage Tweak feature and full aluminum fan shroud/cover that should help in heat dissipation.

You can find them here and here.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 15 December 2010 15:57
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+11 #1 DJDestiny 2010-12-15 16:29
COCK ! Now NV Users are going to throw away their 580 after seeing the price .
 
 
-36 #2 GhostOfSparta 2010-12-15 17:13
Quoting DJDestiny:
COCK ! Now NV Users are going to throw away their 580 after seeing the price .



Yeah. And we especially feel intimidated by the huge 10MHz overclocking. lol.

No thanks. I'm keeping my GTX570. Faster, cooler and less power hungry than 6970:

TDP Nvidia GTX 580: 244 Watt
TDP AMD HD 6970: 250 Watt

Temperature under Furmark:
HD6970: 92°C
GTX480: 91°C
GTX580: 90°C
GTX570: 84°C
 
 
+24 #3 snowboarder8156 2010-12-15 17:31
Quoting GhostOfSparta:
Quoting DJDestiny:
COCK ! Now NV Users are going to throw away their 580 after seeing the price .



Yeah. And we especially feel intimidated by the huge 10MHz overclocking. lol.

No thanks. I'm keeping my GTX570. Faster, cooler and less power hungry than 6970:

TDP Nvidia GTX 580: 244 Watt
TDP AMD HD 6970: 250 Watt

Temperature under Furmark:
HD6970: 92°C
GTX480: 91°C
GTX580: 90°C
GTX570: 84°C


NV TDO GTX 244W after nv throttled the hell out of it. AMD 6970 is pure 250W at max power.
 
 
+25 #4 jonelsorel 2010-12-15 18:05
Quoting GhostOfSparta:
Quoting DJDestiny:
COCK ! Now NV Users are going to throw away their 580 after seeing the price .



Yeah. And we especially feel intimidated by the huge 10MHz overclocking. lol.

No thanks. I'm keeping my GTX570. Faster, cooler and less power hungry than 6970:

TDP Nvidia GTX 580: 244 Watt
TDP AMD HD 6970: 250 Watt

Temperature under Furmark:
HD6970: 92°C
GTX480: 91°C
GTX580: 90°C
GTX570: 84°C


You're probably an idiot. You've just compared nvidia's TDP (with limiter) with AMD's without = max power. Hence whatever a-hole you copy pasted those temps from, you can stick them back in.
 
 
+8 #5 DarkPhoenix 2010-12-15 18:20
LOL, what kind of pathetic overclock is this ? Can't they at least go past 900 Mhz ? This is EPIC FAIL material right there...
 
 
+19 #6 Super XP 2010-12-15 18:37
Nice Cards, ASUS.
Who cares if the GTX580 is a little faster, it costs a lot more, runs a lot hotter and does not offer bang for buck.

Good job AMD you've once again beat out NVIDIA in Price/Performance. The HD 6970 is at an incredible price.
 
 
-25 #7 GhostOfSparta 2010-12-15 18:42
Quoting Super XP:
GTX580 ... runs a lot hotter



Does it?

Temperature under Furmark:
HD6970: 92°C
GTX480: 91°C
GTX580: 90°C
GTX570: 84°C
 
 
0 #8 megabad 2010-12-15 20:04
I hope the pcbs are black not red as shown in the pictures.
 
 
-16 #9 GhostOfSparta 2010-12-15 21:13
Quoting megabad:
I hope the pcbs are black not red as shown in the pictures.



Maybe AMD should paint them green. Maybe this would make them faster. As fast as Nvidia ;-)
 
 
+21 #10 The_Wolf88 2010-12-15 22:31
Quote:
Temperature under Furmark:
HD6970: 92°C
GTX480: 91°C
GTX580: 90°C
GTX570: 84°C







From where you got these wrong numbers ?!

Most reviewers said that 6970 use less power than 570 is Furmark !

6970 is 83c under load !
570 is 88c under load !

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4061/amds-radeon-hd-6970-radeon-hd-6950/24
 

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