It was some time ago that we first got the idea of making a comparative
test of two cards that are in high demand among hardware enthusiasts.
The chance arose when two almost identical cards got to our offices,
courtesy of ASUS. Situations such as these, where you have the chance to
compare graphics cards with entirely different GPUs under the same
conditions, are rare to say in the least. Even if performance is
comparable, cooling systems are usually not. Furthermore, every
manufacturer has its own PCBs, layouts etc. However, this is one such
situation, since ASUS provided us with cards from their DirectCU II
series. We’ve already explained countless times how this series first
got its name, so no need to repeat all the “theory” again. Suffice to
say - an even-handed melee between Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 570.
If this phrase is enough to get you going, you’re the proper audience
for such a showdown, so sit back and enjoy the following lines…