After dropping a few hundred dollars on a videocard, it’s nice to get a good game included to test your newer, shinier graphics. Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. PCSTATS would recommend a rear exhaust fan to help get rid of all that hot air before the internal case temperature rises too high. But my time spent with it has been troubling. And that is simply:

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Two copper plates cover the GPUs, and heatpipes and aluminum fins efficiently work to disperse the heat into the surrounding air. ASUS is also one of the few companies that tries to stretch outside the norm and release non-reference design products; take their i and i motherboards as a good example. But with all the problems I had, I felt it was my obligation to PC Perspective readers that I give an honest opinion on the situation.

However, if the fan fails to ramp up to full speed the heatsink will get really hot, the black aluminum frame actually reached a temperature of C degrees! It’s an expansion pack to the original Company of Heroes, Opposing Fronts and quite a bit of fun to play.

The cooler is also unique and is able to keep the card cooler than the stock design while remaining just as quiet. Asus UK Price as reviewed: Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

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But my time spent with it has been troubling. Is Topre Realforce the Realthing? HD X2 Still Competitive?

This cm long videocard uses a dual slot cooling solution and may prove especially unmanageable in asud that have hard drives mounted parallel to the videocard, rather than perpendicular.


We did run into an issue with the fans not ramping up ssus speed under high GPU load – this behaviour can be customized using a special tweak in the Catalyst esh3870, which PCSTATS covers in more depth later in this article. The only anomaly I saw was in the driver control panel where it was at first obvious what ASUS was doing to make this card work. You can imagine xsus squeezing to large GPU chips and and all the associated circuitry needed for them to run into one single videcard daughterboard is going to lead to a serious lack of space, or a pretty large ass.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. I think AMD’s solution is still way ahead of nVidia and Intel’s attempts at managing multiple displays, incidently. For reference, here are the system configurations as I tested them: The lucrative high-end videocard market is one that is hotly contested between the graphics juggernauts at AMD and nVidia. We have a look at Sapphire’s Radeon HD to find out if it continues in the same direction as the impressive Radeon HD reference card.

Nvidia has denied rumours started by Digitimes that it is to quit the motherboard chipset market in favour of concentrating on its graphics card technologies. Beginners Guides Cases and Access.

And that is simply: The eight pin is a requirement for overclocking the card beyond ASUS’ included overclocking, and it’s really recommended that you run a card like this on a W power supply or greater. The GeForce GTX launched back at the start of April and today we look at one of the highest-clocked partner cards on the market.

After dropping a few hundred dollars on a videocard, it’s nice to get a good game included to test your newer, shinier graphics. ASUS engineers attempt to make something unique and different from the norm, and in 9 out of 10 cases we encourage and support those companies and their teams.


We have a look at the fastest of the two cards being released – the ATI Radeon HD – to find out if makes up for lost ground with the HD series.

Under full load with the fans turned on, the thermal solution is loud, but not vacuum cleaner loud, and temperatures are maintained at dah3870 reasonable level. In addition to the power it draws from the PCI-Express slot, the card requires two non-optional two PCI-Express power connectors, one a six pin and the other an eight pin.

Are they worth the extra cash for a bit more umpf? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.

ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP Problems

So on paper at least, the card is a great buy. We also check out how well the card overclocks too — could this be the card to buy in the run up to Christmas? Both companies have continually out-performed one another at different times, and the constant struggle has lead to different philosophies in graphics chip manufacturing and even videocard design. If your power supply lacks an 8-pin VGA power connector, it will run with two 6-pin connectors though ALL overclocking functionality will be lost in Catalyst Control Center.