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ASUS Intros Radeon HD 6870 DirectCu Graphics Card

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ASUS rolled out its second AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card, and its first non-reference design one: the HD 6870 DirectCu. The card features two features that make it supposedly better than the reference design, the Direct Cu GPU cooler, and a refined PCB design that make use of high-grade components. To begin with, the DirectCu GPU cooler combines a GPU base in which copper heatpipes make direct contact with the GPU die, conveing heat to a dense aluminum fin array which is cooled by a quiet fan.

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3 heatpipes for the card? that isnt good
 
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I like the power circuits of this card. "Super Alloy" components Looks good and it even has a little fuse:).
 
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3 heatpipes for the card? that isnt good
It's all about efficiency of the entire system, not really the number.

For instance, I can put 30 heatpipes on that card, all I'm going to do is lose surface area for the fin array.

As also noted, size of the heatpipes.
 
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I like the power circuits of this card. "Super Alloy" components Looks good and it even has a little fuse:).
So does anyone know what makes super alloy better than regular alloy or super duper alloy or how about my favorite gimmick alloy
 
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3 heatpipes for the card? that isnt good
i guess thats pretty enough since heatpipes for processor is start from 4 heatpipes, direct touch will give better performance to carry the heat off from the chip so the bigger size too ;)
 
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So does anyone know what makes super alloy better than regular alloy or super duper alloy or how about my favorite gimmick alloy
I didn't say these components are better than others and there was no need to quote me on that:shadedshu, Also weird names:laugh: of components doesnt mean it's gimmick. Diamond chokes of Sapphire:respect:. But those chokes could be more quality than usual stuff and they could last longer than basic ones that fried and soldered out of my HD4850 for instance.
 

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Glad to see they have the VRM area cooled with a heatsink.