ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II: The Return of the Triple Slot Cooler



ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II

ASUS is about to launch a Radeon HD 7970 equipped with the DirectCU II VGA cooler. This triple-slot VGA cooler is already present on GeForce GTX 570 DC2 or on the ASUS Radeon HD 6950 DCII.

The Tahiti XT GPU is factory-overclocked at 1000MHz (ref: 925MHz). The card comes with two 8-pin power connectors (ref: one 8-pin and one 6-pin) allowing a total of 375W of maximum power consumption. With its strong power circuitry, this card is ready for massive overclocking!

Here are the detailed specs (from TPU):

ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II specifications

ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II

ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II


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ASUS Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II, FurMark and GPU Tweak

ASUS Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II, FurMark



5 thoughts on “ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II: The Return of the Triple Slot Cooler”

  1. Leith Bade

    ASUS seem to be making the best GPUs!

    I wonder how it performs in benchmark vs 580?

  2. DrBalthar

    How on earth do you CrossFire two of them? You would need 6 slots

  3. young_gunnerz

    @RazorBurn it wouldn’t be Titled Mars. It would be Ares 2.

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