Asus Promises "Extreme Overclocking" with New EAH5000 Series Graphics Cards

Paul Lilly

Asus today launched a pair of Radeon HD 5000 series videocards -- EAH5870 and EAH5850 -- the company claims will accommodate extreme levels of overclocking thanks to an "innovative thermal design."

Both cards come equipped with specially-flattened copper heatpipes Asus says helps dissipate heat up to 20 percent better while playing games, while also offering up to 35 percent quieter operation when idle.

Similar to what was so successful in Cooler Master's Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler (see review here ), Asus looks to have gone with a direct contact solution, squashing the 5.8-ounce heatpipes at the base. Combined with the company's exclusive "Voltage Tweak" technology, which allows users to ramp up the GPU voltage through the included SmartDoctor application, Asus says users can expect up to a 50 percent performance gain (when overclocking).

No word yet on price or availability.

Image Credit: Asus

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