ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Video Card Review

Ah I am back to reviewing video cards, it has actually been a little while since I’ve taken a look at a current generation card, but over the past couple of weeks I have caught back up and today I am taking a look at an awesome card from ASUS.  Many of ASUS’s non-reference cards feature their DirectCU II cooling system and so does this card, but this card also features a 12-phase VRM that has super alloy caps and chokes, ASUS’s VGA hotwire that allows you to easily check voltages on the card and this single card can drive up to six screens!  The card we are taking a look at today is the 28nm ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II 3GB!  Read on as we take a look at this impressive card!

Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the HD 7970 DirectCU II 3GB Video Card to review.


Graphics Engine AMD Radeon HD 7970
Bus Standard PCI Express 3.0
Video Memory GDDR5
Engine Clock 925 MHz
Memory Clock 5500 MHz ( 1375 MHz GDDR5 )
Memory Interface 384-bit
Resolution D-Sub Max Resolution : 2048×1536
DVI Max Resolution : 2560×1600
Interface DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I), Yes x 1 (DVI-D)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to HDMI adaptor x 1 )
Display Port : Yes x 4 (Regular DP)
HDCP Support : Yes
Power Consumption up to 300W(additional 6+8 or 8+8 pin PCIe power required)
Accessories 1 x CrossFire cable
1 x Power cable
1 x DVI to HDMI adaptor
Software ASUS Utilities & Driver
ASUS Features DirectCU Series
Super Alloy Power
Dimensions 11 ” x 5.1 ” x 2.1 ” Inch

The HD 7970 DirectCU II comes in ASUS’s typical video card packaging.  On the front ASUS highlights some of the main features like the DirectCU II cooling, Digi+VRM, GPU Tweak and much more.  On the back of the box it goes into more detail on many of the features.

ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Video Card ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II Video Card

To give you a better idea of how the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II comes, what all it comes with and a brief overview check out our video below.

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