Asus EAH6950 DirectCU II (HD 6950) 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

Asus EAH6950 DirectCU II (HD 6950) 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

The Card

Asus EAH6950 DirectCU II (HD 6950) 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

Lovely looking card. Dual fan for airflow across the heatsink fins from front to back.

Asus EAH6950 DirectCU II (HD 6950) 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

Copper heatpipe visible.

Asus EAH6950 DirectCU II (HD 6950) 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

8pin + 6pin PCI-E power connector.

Asus EAH6950 DirectCU II (HD 6950) 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

Asus EAH6950 DirectCU II (HD 6950) 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

Asus EAH6950 DirectCU II (HD 6950) 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Card Review

6 output port for Eyefinity! 🙁 As for HDMI output, you can use the DVI to HDMI adaptor converter.

Card Details

More details at the official product page……… Oh yeah, I forgot to take a GPU-Z screenie of it.

Test Setup

The computer setup used for this review.

Processor Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM Kingston Value RAM 4GB 1333
Motherboard MSI P67A-GD65
Cooler Intel stock cooler
Monitor 20″ Dell Ultra-sharp Wide-screen LCD
Power Supply Cooler Master GX 650W
Operating System Windows 7 32bit
Driver Version ATI Catalyst 11.6

The Performance

World In Conflict

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

Card Average
ASUS HD 6950 67
Leadtek GTX 460 58

Looks like it’s in between the GTS 450 and GTX 460.

Crysis

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

Card Average
ASUS HD 6950 39.72
Leadtek GTX 460 24.22

Mafia II

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

Card Average
ASUS HD 6950 18
Leadtek GTX 460 34

*The Radeon HD 6950 cards fail badly with Physx enabled. When Physx disabled, it goes to 58.4 fps.

Furmark

Graphic Detail : Maximum @ 1680×1050

Card Average
ASUS HD 6950 54
Leadtek GTX 460 64

Unigine Heaven 2.0

Graphic Detail : 1680×1050, 4xAA, 16xAF, Tesselation at NORMAL.

Card Average
ASUS HD 6950 46.3
Leadtek GTX 460 31.8

The DirectCU II cooler was effective in maintaining the stressed 200w card at 76°.

Conclusion

If you have a budget to spare and want good framerates and something that you wouldn’t have to worry about over-heating, then I think you should consider this card.

Priced at nearly RM 1,000 – you get a great cooler and an ASUS quality product.

goldfries recommended

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2 Comments

  1. This video card makes clear and sparkling color and sound to the delight of my ears full. I feel the smile come from the warm heart of self as the color and sound bring forward the beauty of NEO-Gulf.

    Such a video card can be expected to have a long life inside the computer, where it is protected from rain and vermin (as it would if the video card was left out in the weather). Bearing in mind that the video card is kept to happy temperatures it will operate with sparkling color and sound for many years to come.

    The casual user should note that drinks should not be care to spill on video card, either when it is turned on or off. The user should also check at least once a month for signs of rodent pests like rats and mice from damaging the card. This can be easily done be unscrewing the side plate of your computer and peering inside. Look for rat or mouse urine on the capacitors, it must be wiped off because of short circuit and bad smell.


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