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ASUS Makes Custom-Designed EAH5000 Series Graphics Cards Lineup Official

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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.

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Actually
* - Bullshit, lies
 
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"...Voltage Tweak, which allows users to modify GPU voltage via the SmartDoctor application for up to a 50%* performance gain."
I am sure that no Asus VGA can operate on +1200 MHz (core frequency) with stock cooler. So more likely up to 25% with high-end custom build water-cooling solution.
 

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5870 TOP looks "topdog"
 

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My question is this- EyeFinity on the HD5770 IF you have the standard version that supports EyeFinity? Will that work?
 

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I like the cooler on the TOP 5850 moreso than the 5870.
 
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Hah! I like the part about EMI. I think the new trend is going to be making ridiculous claims that no review site is going to go through the trouble to refute...
 
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Like Sparkle, Asus is getting out of hand with it's modified GPU hardware.

I wish ATi and Nvidia would ban their partners from selling modified cards.
They are rarely worth the hassle or the cost, they saturate the market, and they confuse consumers(even more so than all the standard vanilla rebadging going on).


If these companies want to make GPUs, then they should MAKE GPUs.

And before anyone brings in an automotive analogy(as for some reason it's quite common to do so...) a specialized sports car, say a Hennessey Viper, is not affordable by even some Viper owners, let alone your average person. And those modifications are substantial and real world, not theoretical percentiles on paper.

It's safe to say that all we have here is people over-volting standard cards, putting a little protection on them and expecting us to believe that on already overkill GPUs like X2s and SLI/Crossfire configurations, that another 100mhz across the board is actually going to make a difference - which it doesn't.

Guess I'm just tired of companies doing everything for us now..

Volt modding
Thermal and Phase change boxes/systems
Integrated LCS cases/chassis
Pre/flashed boards/chips sold as 'bundles'


I'm glad that 'overclocking' has become less perilous than it once was; I'm glad we're passed the stage where motherboards no longer have the option to "Turbo" something! But really, do we have to have open case testbeds hooked up to multiple nitrous oxide tanks and Guiness records on hand to see if we can break 8ghz on an Intel chip, in order for us to feel like were being enthusiasts anymore?
 
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To bad Asus GPUs suck.
 

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Like Sparkle, Asus is getting out of hand with it's modified GPU hardware.

I wish ATi and Nvidia would ban their partners from selling modified cards.
They are rarely worth the hassle or the cost, they saturate the market, and they confuse consumers(even more so than all the standard vanilla rebadging going on).


If these companies want to make GPUs, then they should MAKE GPUs.

And before anyone brings in an automotive analogy(as for some reason it's quite common to do so...) a specialized sports car, say a Hennessey Viper, is not affordable by even some Viper owners, let alone your average person. And those modifications are substantial and real world, not theoretical percentiles on paper.

It's safe to say that all we have here is people over-volting standard cards, putting a little protection on them and expecting us to believe that on already overkill GPUs like X2s and SLI/Crossfire configurations, that another 100mhz across the board is actually going to make a difference - which it doesn't.

Guess I'm just tired of companies doing everything for us now..

Volt modding
Thermal and Phase change boxes/systems
Integrated LCS cases/chassis
Pre/flashed boards/chips sold as 'bundles'


I'm glad that 'overclocking' has become less perilous than it once was; I'm glad we're passed the stage where motherboards no longer have the option to "Turbo" something! But really, do we have to have open case testbeds hooked up to multiple nitrous oxide tanks and Guiness records on hand to see if we can break 8ghz on an Intel chip, in order for us to feel like were being enthusiasts anymore?
i like turdles. :cry:
 
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Why is no one making passive HD5770 grrrr. I'd buy one for my system. I want silence.
 

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And before anyone brings in an automotive analogy(as for some reason it's quite common to do so...) a specialized sports car, say a Hennessey Viper, is not affordable by even some Viper owners, let alone your average person. And those modifications are substantial and real world, not theoretical percentiles on paper.
I'm not sure what point you're getting at with this but...

These types of cards are very analogous, IMO, to a Heffner Gallardo or a Switzer GT-R or a LPE Corvette or a Roush Mustang or a *cringe* Hennessey Viper (you do know that Hennessey is well-known in the automotive community as basically a scam artist ;) Heffner is a much more respected Viper tuner fyi).

The base product (say the 5870, which is analogous to a C6 Z06) is already a high performer and the "average person" will not even consider anything at that price range because they simply do not want that much performance (usually because they are not car/gaming/computer enthusiasts) and so the base population is already the enthusiast crowd. Now obviously some people are more capable of modding themselves (volt modding, water cooling, custom heatsinks, BIOS tweaks...analogous to self-installation and tuning on that Corvette of turbo/superchargers, ECU flash, radiator upgrades, fuel system upgrades, transmission, tires/wheels, etc. etc.). But there are, I presume, plenty of others who realize their inability to do such and so they rely on "professionals" to properly tune/mod the car for a premium price so that they may enjoy a similar power upgrade as those who can do extensive self-modding.

Granted, one may question the professionalism and performance of an ASUS 5870 vs that of stock compared to most auto tuners which are well-known for very high quality and performance (even Hennessey delivers good cars from time to time). But I guess time will tell as to how these ASUS cards can really perform over the OEM cards. In addition, it seems to me that with GPUs even the most extreme modding aimed at daily usage (no LN2 with crazy volts) which may include WCing with volt mods and whatever else, the performance gain seems negligible in terms of FPS (say 60 vs 70) which may mean what noticeable difference can you make. Of course with cars there are numerous points for upgrade and the performance is only limited by your budget/knowledge as cars can be made to go several seconds faster in the 1/4 mile, although most "noticeable difference" in the real world in cars are usually found during drag races held in backroads and on highways where a lesser car will blow the doors off of a much more expensive exotic. It seems to me that GPUs are already very limited in terms of performance upgrade headroom due to inherent design since, IIRC, the reason why there are 5850s, for example, is because those boards did not meet specs for 5870 so ATI just toned down the shader/speed/etc. and sell it as the lil bro of the 5870. Whereas for a car's motor you can pretty much make as much horsepower as you want it to.
 
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Why is no one making passive HD5770 grrrr. I'd buy one for my system. I want silence.
Get yourself an IceQ 5 if you want silence ;)
 
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My surprise is that I haven't seen any single slot HD 5770s (cooler always takes up two slots). For goodness sakes, if a GTX260 can be made with a single slot cooler, than an HD 5770 should be child's play.
 
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My surprise is that I haven't seen any single slot HD 5770s (cooler always takes up two slots). For goodness sakes, if a GTX260 can be made with a single slot cooler, than an HD 5770 should be child's play.
Today all that out again in the video card will be dual slot