ASUS Launches the New EAH5000 Series: Class-leading Graphics Cards for All Your Computing Needs
Delivering Supreme Overclocking Capabilities and Effective Cooling for Exceptional Graphics Performance
Sydney, Australia, 19 November 2009 - ASUS today launched the new ASUS EAH5000 Series, a lineup of three graphics cards that cater to a wide spectrum of needs including extreme overclocking, fast-paced gaming and daily computing. Equipped with ASUS' exclusive Voltage Tweak technology, the ASUS EAH5970/G/2DIS/2GD5 and EAH5770/2DI/1GD5 graphics cards enable users to boost GPU voltages via the SmartDoctor application to enjoy up to a 31%* improvement in performance. The ASUS EAH5770/2DI/1GD5 and EAH5750 FORMULA/2DI/1GD5 feature highly effective cooling solutions capable of up to 13%* better heat dissipation, and boast ASUS' exclusive Xtreme Design-an effective marriage of hardware, software and material choices-that delivers the performance, reliability and safety DIY users need to enjoy stable and smooth daily computing.
ASUS EAH5970: The World's Fastest Graphics Card with Voltage Tweak Technology
Equipped with the exclusive ASUS Voltage Tweak technology, the ASUS EAH5970/G/2DIS/2GD5 allows users to raise GPU voltages from 1.05V to 1.35V, boosting GPU performance from 725MHz to 950MHz, as well as adjusting the memory clock from 4000MHz to 5012MHz. The cumulative effects of these tweaks raise the ASUS EAH5970's 3DMark® Vantage Extreme preset score from 11,506 to 14,039-an incredible 31%* improvement in terms of GPU clock speed compared to other reference design boards. Gamers and overclockers alike also stand to benefit from the ASUS SmartDoctor utility, which allows them to boost voltages and overall performance with just a few clicks.
Taking Graphics Further with Windows® 7, DirectX 11® and DiRT™ 2
With the ASUS EAH5970 graphics card's support for DirectX 11®, it is now possible for users to enjoy new levels of visual realism while playing games and watching videos on the PC. Innovations such as HDR Texture Compression, DirectCompute and Tessellation are engineered to take advantage of all the graphical features within the new Windows® 7 operating system. What's more, the ASUS EAH5970 is available in a special bundle, featuring the best in off-road racing-Colin McRae: DiRT™ 2. Colin McRae: DiRT™ 2 is one of the most anticipated racing games of the year. It takes full advantage of DirectX 11®, adding realism to the racing environment. Hardware tessellation improves the appearance of water and other surfaces, as well as crowd animations. Utilising the EGO Engine, DiRT™ 2 sets the world of virtual rallying alight, a definite must-have for high adrenaline off-road racing on the PC.
ASUS EAH5750 FORMULA and EAH5770: Highly Efficient Cooling Solutions for up to 13% Better Heat Dissipation
Heat is the bane of all graphics cards and the new ASUS EAH5750 FORMULA and EAH5770 are designed specifically to deliver highly efficient cooling without compromising performance. The design of the ASUS EAH5750 FORMULA incorporates the aerodynamic properties of a Formula One® racing car, increasing airflow volume by 7% and also diverting heat away from the GPU and other critical components. A heatsink boasting ASUS' proprietary Micro Surface Treatment improves heat dissipation by up to 14%*, while a fan sporting a unique dust-proof design provides cooling for up to 10,000 hours longer than conventional fans. The result is an improvement in heat dissipation by 13% compared to other reference design boards*.
In addition to the innovative cooling solutions found on the ASUS EAH5750 FORMULA, the ASUS EAH5770/2DI/1GD5 sports a specially designed fansink that includes a tuning-fork shaped heatsink to increase the heat dissipation surface area by 22%*. The heatsink features a 3.3oz copper rod which is capable of absorbing and dispersing the immense heat generated by graphics cards within a very short amount of time. On top of the unprecedented cooling capacity, the fansink is also 15dB quieter than generic designed fansinks-catering to users who require maximum cooling without excessive fan rotation noise*.
Designed for Intuitive and Effortless Overclocking and Peace of Mind
The ASUS EAH5750 FORMULA and EAH5770/2DI/1GD5 graphics cards feature Xtreme Design, which includes GamerOSD and SmartDoctor applications for real-time overclocking. These cards are also protected against electromagnetic interference and overcurrent by an EMI Shield and Fuse Protection respectively. They are also the first in the world to feature GPU Guard which offers twice the reinforcement against cracks, forging a more robust connection between the graphics card and the PCB.
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,056 awards in 2008, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.