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ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU OC Edition Review



Graphics Engine
ATI Radeon HD 6850
Bus Standard
PCI Express 2.1
Video Memory
Effective Memory Bandwidth
Engine Clock
790 MHz
Memory Clock
4000 MHz ( 1000 MHz DDR5 )
Memory Interface
CRT Max Resolution
2048 x 1536
DVI Max Resolution
2560 x 1600
D-Sub Output
Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1 )
DVI Output
Yes x 1 (DVI-I), Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
HDMI Output
Yes x 1
HDCP Support
Adaptor/Cable bundled
1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptor
1 x CrossFire cable
1 x Power cable
Software Bundled
ASUS Utilities & Driver
ASUS Features
DirectCu Series
The card size is 10.24” x 4.84” inch



Asus Innovations:

  • Voltage Tweak: Full throttle overclocking with exclusive ASUS Voltage Tweak via Smart Doctor – boosting 50%* more speed, performance and satisfaction!    
  • DirectCU: Precision mounted DirectCU copper heatpipes in direct contact with the GPU for rapid heat dissipation – creating 20%* cooler and quiet performamce in idle.
  • GPU Overclocked! Factory overclocked to perform at 790MHz, higher than stock performance, resulting in higher frame rates in games.  
  • ASUS Smart Doctor: Intelligent system monitoring for efficient overclocking with an intuitive slide bar.
  • ASUS Gamer OSD: Real-time overclocking, benchmarking and video capturing in any PC game!
  • ASUS Splendid HD: Splendid™ Video Intelligence Technology Optimizes colors in various entertainment scenarios with five special modes — standard, game, scenery, night view and theater.

GPU Features:

  • Powered by AMD Radeon™ HD 6850
  • AMD Eyefinity Technology: Unlocks the power of GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks
  • AMD HD3D™ Technology: Optimize stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie-watching entertainment.  
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Support: Bring new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance
  • AMD CrossFireX™ Technology: Gets up to 1.8X of a graphics performance boost in dual mode.    
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Support: Enable PC users to enjoy an advanced computing experience and to do more with their PC



All information courtesy of ASUS @ http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=CEnS52z7Xuuce0Xp

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: The Video Card
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  5. Testing: Far Cry 2
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  9. Testing: Just Cause 2
  10. Testing: Unigine 2.1
  11. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  12. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  13. Testing: 3DMark 06
  14. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  15. Testing: Temperatures
  16. Testing: Power Consumption
  17. Conclusion
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