ASUS EAH5970 Breaks New Ground
The recent release of the ATI 5xxx series of DirectX 11 graphics cards has taken the gaming world by storm. Providing amazing performance across the range we now have pictures and details of ASUS' EAH5970, a truly staggeringly powerful piece of kit.
The specifications are pretty amazing too.
2GB of GDDR5 : 4000MHz speed (1000MHz GDDR5)
Core clock : 725MHz
DVI-I Dual Link X2
HDMI Output, via adaptor
PCI-Express 2.1 support.
Memory Interface : 256bit x2
Bundled with Dirt2 and ASUS Utilities
The clock speed is probably one of the first things that will strike you. After all the 5870 runs much faster. To keep the card within the 300w limits AMD require the cards are full-fat 5870s, but are shipped with 5850 clock-speeds. However the new cooling solution is capable of handling 400W of heat dissipation and the card only produces 294W of heat.
To enable anyone who has a beefy power supply to unlock the full overclocking potential of the card, ASUS ship it with their excellent Gamer OSD overclocking utility. This will allow you to easily reach 5870 clock speeds, and also enables benchmarking and video capture in any PC game.
With the combination of the power of the ASUS EAH5970 and ASUS Splendid software, watching your movies on the PC is as absorbing and immersive as watching them on the top-of-the-line television.
Finally it has full DirectX 11 support, full support for Microsoft Windows 7, and comes complete with ATIs Eyefinity technology enabling tri-monitor output in gaming. As part of the benefit of purchasing a ASUS EAH5970 graphics card, ATI Eyefinity has been upgraded to provide Eyefinity support in games such as Batman: Arkham Asylum, Call of Duty 4 MW, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, HAWX and many others. This support is only available with the 5970 graphics card.
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