ASUS has launched the EAH5000 Series boasting a new thermal design that enables extreme overclocking.
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, according to Asus.
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
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 efficient cooling and overclocking.
The ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 and EAH5830
DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 are equipped with the 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
The ASUS EAH5770 CUcore/2DIS/1GD5 features yet
another 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.
The ASUS EAH5870 TOP and EAH5850 DirectCU TOP
graphics cards come at 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. 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.
The ASUS EAH5000 Series features a suite of design
features. 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
The ASUS EAH5000 Series is also equipped with the
GPU Guard. Originally used in military-grade
products, GPU Guard 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 reduced. The EMI shield
reduces up to 66% of EMI interference given off and
received by the card, protecting users from
potentially harmful EMI radiation while delivering
stable signals for clearer, undisrupted images.