This ASUS HD 6870 Preside over CU Video Card comes in at a price that is has a lot of competition right now. There are plenty of offerings from both AMD and NVIDIA in this price bracket. The naming scheme that AMD uses can be very confusing. The business to remember is that the first number denotes the generation of card and the last three numbers give an indication of performance within that generation. So this is the latest generation of cards and it’s an 870 so that means that ASUS HD 6870 Preside over CU Video Card is one of the better performing cards for this generation. This just means that it’s better than a 770 card, but not as powerful as a 970 card. This should help to clear up some confusion with AMD’s naming scheme.
ASUS HD 6870 Preside over CU Video Card
Stock HD 6870 Features
This is a card that comes with lots of features that will really add to the value of this card. The most vital feature that these cards have is AMD’s Eyefinity technology. With Eyefinity you have the ability to utilize up to 3 monitors on a single card. This is fantastic for those that want to really be able to immerse themselves in their games or for those that do a lot of multi-tasking. This particular card only has 1 gig of dedicated video memory. Because of this limitation you really won’t be able to use this technology with several high-definition monitors. I recommend using monitors with a resolution that is under 1600×900 if you are only using one of these cards. You would be better off running two or more in Crossfire X to get the most out of Eyefinity.