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Today we are going to directly compare two enthusiast grade video cards to each other and also compare the highest stable overclock both achieve to each other as well. Our first video card is the ASUS EAH6950 DirectCU II which is the less expensive of the two video cards at $324.99. The second video card is the ASUS ENGTX570 DirectCU II which can currently be had for $349.99. These are two video cards that are close in price range and make an excellent comparison.

Unfortunately, both only have 10MHz GPU boost compared to the stock clock speeds of each GPU, so out of the box they will be right around reference video card performance. However, they are crammed full of features that make them potential overclocking kings. With both being enhanced similarly it gives us the perfect opportunity to see which one truly comes out ahead even after we overclock them to the limit!

The ASUS EAH6950 DirectCU II and the ENGTX570 DirectCU II are both using ASUS’s new DirectCU II cooling solution which sports dual 100mm fans. Both of their power circuitry has been enhanced with what ASUS is calling "Super Alloy Power"; basically cooler running, longer lasting, and more stable power circuitry. Last but not least they are also both using ASUS’s Voltage Tweak technology which allows the enthusiast to crank up the voltage on the GPU from inside of Windows. Combing these three things can lead to a very potent combination which is why we will be testing out the box and overclocked settings in each game today.
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Edited by Riou - 4/18/11 at 8:28pm
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from the 1st pic, both card looks exactly identical..LOL..well,if you ignore the display output
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That's a strange way of comparing. Why didn't they compare overclocked card to overclocked card. It would make it so much easier to judge the results.
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Should've compared it to the 6970(price) and why only 1080P? They can both do 1600P and 5760x1080 with 8xAA in 2-way.

The 570 DCII can also handle 1.17V 1000Mhz+ with ease. What's with the weak OC?
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/19/11 at 5:56am
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