With the EAH 6970, ASUS presents its first AMD Radeon HD 6970 based graphics card which has been equipped with 2 GByte GDDR5 memory. The successor of the very successful Radeon HD 5870 lets us all hope for another superb graphics card with excellent performance not only because of higher clock speeds. AMD also did architectural changes which should have a significant impact.
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Almost a year ago AMD presented this cards predecessor the Radeon HD
5870. Back then this card was able to convice with its performance and
especially with the energy efficiency. The new Radeon HD 6970 is being
manufactured at TSMC using 40 nanometer process technology. The Cayman GPU
which is being built onto the HD 6970 consists of 2.64 billion transistors and
consumes a maximum of 250 Watt. Furthermore the GPU can access 2 GByte of GDDR5
memory via a 256 Bit wide interface. AMD provided the HD 6970 with some really
nice memory that does 5'500 MHz by default.
On the following pages we will show you the strenghts and weaknesses of the ASUS EAH 6970.
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