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Asus EAH 6770 DC review

The fastest silent graphics card around

Our Verdict

For

  • Passive cooling
  • Performance

Against

  • Too big for more compact cases
  • 6-pin power connector is fiddly

Asus has released the highest-clocked passively-cooled graphics card around in this, the Asus EAH 6770 DC.

And it's whisper quiet too.

There was a time, not too long ago, when if you wanted to build a silent or very quiet PC you knew you were going to have to sacrifice any notion of serious gameplay to get the quietness needed for the system you were building.

Well, helping to kick that idea out of touch, Asus has introduced the EAH6770 DC SL/2DI/1GD5. A really snappy name to remember that mouthful is.

No matter, the card combines AMD's HD6770 core with, it must be said, a pretty massive passive heatsink and cooling array.

It's created a passive card that makes a pretty good fist of playing today's demanding games even at high resolutions.

Although size-wise it's not a card for the more compact of PC cases.

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerATI
Chipset ModelHD 6770
HDMIYes
Chipset LineRadeon
Chipset SeriesHD 6000
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameAsus
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.1 x16
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width128 bit
RAMDAC Speed400 MHz
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
DVIYes
VGAYes
Number of VGA Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs1
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height145 mm
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Length244.9 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Memory Speed4000 MHz
Product ModelEAH6770 DC/2DI/1GD5
Product NameEAH6770 DC/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 6770 Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part NumberEAH6770 DC/2DI/1GD5
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

With the demand of current applications and software, the addition of a graphics card can help improve the computing process and application time.

API SupportedDirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.1