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ASUS mixes up the HD 5770 with CuCore model

Superior cooling + VoltageTweak

| Video Cards News | Posted: Dec 15, 2009 4:24 am

Non-reference variants of AMD's 5770 have begun to show up recently and now ASUS joins the party with its EAH5770 model CuCore model.

 

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CuCore refers to the type of GPU cooling used on this card which sports a full copper (Cu) core and base weighing 164.5g. The heatsink itself is also impressive with the use of extra large aluminum fins to assist in better dissipation.

 

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What's a little odd is that while the PCB of ASUS' variant is a little longer than the reference model, only one CrossFire connector is seen. Specs are otherwise run of the mill with the same 850MHz/1200MHz clock speeds on the core/mem and 1GB memory on a 128-bit interface.

 

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ASUS does, however, include its VoltageTweak software with this card to assist in getting a solid overclock should you want to go the manual route. The I/O area is also a bit different due to the dual-slot cooler in which one slot is purely for pushing heat out the rear and the other having DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI connections.

 

The price is expected to be around 130 EUR, or about 190 USD.

 

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