ASUS today launched the EAH5000 Series, a new range of self-conceived graphics cards boasting an innovative thermal design that enables extreme overclocking. This makes these cards the instant choice of discerning DIY PC buffs and champion overclockers everywhere. For PC-building enthusiasts worried about cooling, ASUS EAH5850 and EAH5830 graphics cards feature DirectCU technology, with specially-flattened copper heat pipes that dissipate heat up to 20%* more efficiently during gameplay and enable up to 35%* quieter operation in idle mode. The ASUS EAH5770 packs new CUcore technology, integrating a distinct copper rod weighing up to 5.8oz within the fan assembly to better absorb and disperse heat. For extreme players, the ASUS-designed EAH5870, EAH5850, EAH5830 graphics cards also deploy exclusive Voltage Tweak, which allows users to modify GPU voltage via the SmartDoctor application for up to a 50%* performance gain. However, for those craving both performance and thermal efficiency, at the top of the range lies the ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5, providing users with the best of extreme cooling and radical overclocking. Reinventing Thermal Technology—Get Enhanced Cooling with DirectCU and CUcore The ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 and EAH5830 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 are equipped with the innovative DirectCU technology, featuring two 8mm, flattened copper heat pipes that come into contact with the GPU directly. This allows for up to 20%* better heat dissipation during gameplay compared to reference design models. With DirectCU technology, the ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP is capable of 35%* quieter performance compared to reference, resulting in a more pleasant daily computing experience. The ASUS EAH5770 CUcore/2DIS/1GD5 features yet another innovative cooling design using copper for better heat dissipation. CUcore technology consists of a specially-designed fan integrating a tuning-fork shaped heatsink, increasing the heat dissipation surface area by as much as 22%*. A copper rod weighing up to 5.8oz is embedded in the fan assembly to disperse heat as fast as possible. Similar to the ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP, the ASUS EAH5770 CUcore/2DIS/1GD5 is also quieter—by approximately 15dB*—compared to generic fans, providing maximum cooling with less noise. ASUS EAH5000 TOP Series with Voltage Tweak for Adrenaline-pumping Performance The ASUS EAH5870 TOP and EAH5850 DirectCU TOP graphics cards are the crème de la crème of the ASUS EAH5000 Series, with incredible default GPU speeds of 900MHz and 765MHz, and memory clock speeds of 4900MHz and 4600MHz, respectively. EAH5850 DirectCU TOP has been specially singled out from the rest of the series due to the overclock potential of the GPUs to reach speeds of 800MHz for unparalleled performance. Additionally, Voltage Tweak technology provides users with the option of boosting GPU voltages for up to a further 29%* increase in performance. These extreme upgrades propel the ASUS EAH5000 TOP Series to the forefront of graphics cards technology, with a 3DMark Vantage Extreme Preset score of up to 9,252—a decisive 50%* improvement compared to reference boards*. Cutting-edge design — the best in safety and reliability In keeping with a tradition of delivering the finest performing and highest quality products, the ASUS EAH5000 Series features a suite of design features that enables maximum gaming performance and unmatched overclocking reliability. The exclusive Dust-proof Fan adds enhanced endurance to the ASUS EAH5000 Series. Dust-proof Fans are double sealed to repel dust and extend the longevity of fan assemblies by up to 10,000 hours*, 25%* longer than regular fans found on generic graphics cards. This not only guarantees cooling efficiency, but also maintenance-free computing due to the innovative fan design. The ASUS EAH5000 Series is also equipped with the innovative GPU Guard. Originally used in military-grade products, GPU Guard effectively doubles the structural integrity of the graphics card to prevent PCB cracks from occurring. The card further features fusing and EMI shielding, safeguarding both user and component. Having a fuse eliminates dangers posed by electrical overcurrents, a protection aided by the multiple sets of input fuses on the circuit board, which activate to interrupt the flow of excessive electrical current. Thus, the risk of irreparable damage to the card is greatly reduced. The EMI shield reduces up to 66%* of EMI interference given off and received by the card, effectively protecting users from potentially harmful EMI radiation while delivering stable signals for clearer, undisrupted images. *Subject to system configuration and usage.