ASUS is preparing a new version of the Radeon HD 7850, the ASUS HD 7850 DirectCu II Dragon Edition. This new version has some intermediate frequencies between the ASUS HD 7850 DirectCu II and the ASUS HD 7850 DirectCu II TOP. As these two cards will be equipped with DirectCU II cooler.
This graphics card frequencies are 910 MHz for the GPU, 870 MHz for the DirectCu II model and 975 MHz for the DirectCu II TOP version, and 5000 MHz for the 2GB of GDDR5 memory, like the TOP DirectCU II model.
The ASUS HD 7850 DirectCU II Dragon Edition has a modified PCB incorporating a voltage regulator of 6 +3 phases and needing two 6-pin PCIe connectors to function. The DirectCU II cooler is not exactly what is incorporated in its sisters card, the cooling system consists of two 80mm fans, and also includes an aluminum backplate.
The ASUS HD 7850 DirectCU II Dragon Edition includes the following video outputs, two DVI, one HDMI and one DisplayPort. The release date of this new graphics card has not been disclosed, just like its price, but considering the frequency of operation, the price of this graphics card should be between the DirectCu II and the DirectCu II TOP.
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