ASUS EAH5850 TOP Direct CU
The Radeon 5850 is not a new graphics card, as it has been out for awhile now. However, we’re now starting to see board partners produce non-reference solutions, whether custom heatsinks, overclocked versions, voltage tweaks, and so forth. This is where these manufacturers can really start to show some innovation and offer consumers something different, and better, than the stock cards. Usually this means a slight price premium, but often the new cards’ advantages far outweigh the minor additional cost. One manufacturer well known for producing impressive non-reference cards is ASUS.
Today we’ll be looking at their Radeon 5850. But not just any 5850, this one is an ASUS TOP Direct CU model, coming with some attractive features such as improved power regulation, better cooling, and perhaps most notable, voltage tweaking. Sounds like a card that brings some unique features to the table, enabling enthusiasts that dream of speed to push the bar even higher than ever.
Let’s take a close look at the ASUS EAH5850 TOP Direct CU and see what can result when you take a graphics beast, juice up the voltages, and overclock the snot out of it without volt mods or voiding your warranty. Sound hardcore enough for you? Then read on.
Thanks to ASUS for supplying us with the review sample.
ASUS, a technology-oriented company blessed with one of the world’s top R&D teams, is well known for high-quality and innovative technology. As a leading company in the new digital era, ASUS offers a complete product portfolio to compete in the new millennium. The philosophy of ASUS product development is to do the fundamentals well first before moving forward. Started with computer components such as motherboards, graphic cards, and optical storage devices, ASUS now has now over 16 product lines, including desktop barebone systems, servers, notebooks, handhelds, network devices, broadband communications, LCD monitors, TVs, wireless applications, and CPT (chassis, power supply and thermal) products.