Even though custom-cooled versions of the Radeon HD 5770 have already been introduced, ASUS didn't seem to mind being fashionably late in showcasing its own modified model of the powerful graphics adapter, namely the EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 . However, unlike the Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
from Sapphire and the Radeon HD 5770 PCS+
from PowerColor, the card's clocks are not modified in any way.
ASUS's video card does not feature any setting or voltage tweaks. The manufacturer chose, instead of offering one or two extra megahertz, to provide a video card whose lower running temperature would increase its reliability and stability. As such, the card is built with the ASUS proprietary CuCore GPU cooler, which, using a 5.8oz Copper Rod heatsink, is actually capable of preserving Juniper's operational temperatures lower by 11% compared with the reference model. Besides this feature, the adapter has specs identical to the stock model.
The EAH5770 makes use of the PCI Express 2.1 interface and runs on 800 stream processors. It has 1GB of DDR5 memory, which has an interface of 128 bits and runs at a frequency of 4800MHz. The GPU clock speed is, as mentioned, identical to the stock version, namely of 850MHz. The card has one DVI-I and one DVI-D output, and well as one D-Sub port and one HDMI connector. The actual size of the graphics adapter is of 9 x 5 inches and the maximum resolution attainable by the EAH5770 is of 2048 x 1536 for CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) and of 2560 x 1600 for DVI. The adapter is, naturally, suited for CrossFireX configurations on cards with multiple PCI Express slots.
The ASUS EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 graphics adapter should become available very soon and will come bundled with a power cable and a CrossFireX cable, as well as the required drivers and utilities. The actual price will hover between 125 and 130 Euro and product details may be found on the company's website