Friday News, August 12th 2011

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The ASUS HD6670 video card with DisplayPort is factory overclocked to 810MHz. This ASUS HD6670 is equipped with faster memory for superior performance and is equipped with a DisplayPort for 3-monitor Eyefinity support. Cooling is provided by an 80mm dust-proof fan blowing down on an aluminum heatsink. Since the ASUS Radeon HD6670 only has a TDP of 66W, there is no additional 6-pin power connectors needed. Aside from the DisplayPort connector, there is also a DVI-I port and an HDMI port, fully supporting AMD's HD3D technology.

We found that the installation of this board was slightly grievous as it is a few centimetres longer than most other ATX boards so we were unable to use our cases cable management holes as the board covers them, but despite this there was nothing untoward to report and once in the case, we found that all the connectors were well placed and felt very securely attached to the board, further reaffirming our view that this is looking to be one of the most well made bits of kit we have been fortunate enough to get our hands on.

Case and Cooling

ASRock have been making a name for themselves in the last year, moving up through the ranks from ‘budget’ brand, to a serious player in the enthusiast marketplace. Today we are looking at their flagship Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen 3 motherboard and putting it through a variety of game and synthetic benchmark tests with an overclocked Core i7 2600k processor and CrossfireX graphics.