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ASUS Unveils AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Card

Post by Apoptosis » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:48 am

ASUS Unveils World’s First Graphics Cards with Dual AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Cores

-- EAH3870X2/G/3DHTI/1G delivers winning graphics performance with 1GB of speed-binned memory and two extra DVI outputs --
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FREMONT, CA (January 28, 2008) – ASUS®, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today released the ASUS EAH3870X2/G/3DHTI/1G and EAH3870X2/G/HTDI/1GM featuring dual on-board AMD® Radeon™ HD 3870X2 graphics processing units (GPUs). The EAH3870X2/G/3DHTI/1G comes equipped with 1GB of the fastest DRR3 0.8ns memory and two additional DVI outputs to ensure a pulsing and engaging gaming experience. The unique dual fan sinks on the new ASUS cards promise efficient heat dissipation, resulting in more system stability. With the purchase of the new EAH 3870X2 cards from ASUS, gamers can take immediate advantage of the graphics processing power with the bundled Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, a popular DirectX™ 10 PC title. The ASUS EAH3870X2 series will be available through ASUS authorized dealers in North America this week, with an introductory MSRP of $449 ! USD.

A Genuine ASUS Design
The new EAH3870X2 series is the first one in the world to come equipped with 1GB of the fastest 0.8ns DDR3 on-board memory. The unique combination of high memory capacity and specially sorted memory speed means the ASUS cards are capable of processing the most complex graphics without delay at the highest resolution and with maximum quality settings to deliver the ultimate visual realism.

Panoramic PC gaming is now possible thanks to the integration of two additional DVI outputs, to allow a maximum of four displays. To ensure stability and to allow maximum overclocking, the new ASUS EAH3870X2 utilizes a specially designed dual fan sink that effectively dissipates heat from both GPUs, resulting in significant performance reliability enhancement compared to the reference design.

Rock Solid Quality from ASUS
The legendary ASUS engineering promises not only top notch performance, but also industry leading quality. With the EMI shield, up to 10dB EMI interference can be reduced to provide stable signals. The temperature of the new DIP Spring Chokes is typically 5~10°C lower than the traditional Toroidal Coil Chokes used in the reference design, and the Japanese polymer capacitors lower power loss to provide further stability. The ASUS proprietary implementations in the EAH3870X2 series mean users can enjoy maximum performance with uncompromised reliability.

Exclusive ASUS GamerOSD for Versatile Graphics Usage
The ASUS EAH3870X2 series features the exclusive ASUS GamerOSD utility that unleashes the true power of ASUS graphics cards. This feature allows GPU overclocking from on-screen display during game play – allowing users real-time performance upgrades when they need them the most. Additionally, it provides users with the option to record live gaming action or live broadcasting over the Internet.

Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
Now, watching movies on a PC monitor is as good as on a top-of-the-line television. The ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology detects activation and usage of video applications and automatically optimizes image quality for the best visual results.

ASUS Smart Doctor
ASUS SmartDoctor is a group of special tools designed to help users make the most of their ASUS graphics cards. It monitors the fan RPM, AGP power level, GPU and RAM temperatures, and has a slide bar for simple manual overclocking. Furthermore, the embedded HyperDrive and SmartCooling technology dynamically overclocks and changes fan speeds for better performance and convenience. With its comprehensive hardware monitoring functions, it provides the best protection against damages and best performance when overclocking.

For more information on the ASUS EAH3870X2 series of graphics cards, visit http://usa.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=2&l2=8. For more information on where to buy, go to http://usa.asus.com/wheretobuy.aspx.

About ASUS
ASUS is a world class leader in design and manufacture of 3C total solutions. With a global staff of more than 100,000 and an award-winning R&D design team, BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100”has ranked ASUS among the top 100 technology companies in the world for ten straight years. In 2006, ASUS reported annual revenue of $17.4 billion dollars and shipped over 55 million motherboards – representing 1 in 3 PCs sold in the world during that year. With its innovative product designs, legendary quality and superb customer support, ASUS took home the honor from Wall Street Asia as the Number 1 Manufacturer in Quality and Services in 2006.

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Re: ASUS Unveils AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Card

Post by maj0r_pawnage » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:49 am

very sexy :D :shock:
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Re: ASUS Unveils AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Card

Post by djdna » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:58 pm

I like the reference card better as it takes the hot air out of the case.
Over clock it till it burns.......:)

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Re: ASUS Unveils AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Card

Post by Cannyone » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:05 pm

Generally speaking, I've avoided Crossfire and SLi solutions in the past. Something about only being able to get a 40-60% increase in performance, when I almost never have the spendable cash for 2 of any card. Makes it untenable, if not unattractive, to even consider multi-GPU. The HD 3870 X2 however seems to work extremely well. I still can't really afford to buy one given my current financial circumstances. But maybe none of you will think the less of me for "dreaming" about owning one? =P~
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Post by Wildfire788 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:05 pm

Although I would rather have a cooler setup that blows hot air out of the case, the ability to have four monitors running at once probably makes this worth it. Too bad I can barely afford one monitor :(

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Re: ASUS Unveils AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Card

Post by THRASHER2 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:34 pm

It looks Solid and i like the Fans =D>
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Post by PCFlip » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:17 pm

first off I really like the idea of 4 DVI ports thats just awesome but what Im wondering is do you maintain the performance when playing a game if other dvi ports are in use?
second I love the cooler, this looks like it would do a much better job at keeping this graphics card cool aside from GeCube orb cooler on their 3870x2 overall I love this card.

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Post by MakubeX » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:00 pm

The card looks and performs great. However, the fact that I would have to bend over backwards to watercool it is a HUGE (decisive) turn off for me. If I didn't water cool, then I would be all over it (if I could afford it). :mrgreen:

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Post by PCFlip » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:05 pm

agreed the water cooling blocks for these are nuts, like EK's 3870x2 blocks around like $160+, really awesome looking blocks and Im sure preform amazing but man what a cost, time to break the piggy bank

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Re: ASUS Unveils AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Card

Post by MakubeX » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:18 pm

PCFlip wrote:agreed the water cooling blocks for these are nuts, like EK's 3870x2 blocks around like $160+, really awesome looking blocks and Im sure preform amazing but man what a cost, time to break the piggy bank
Not only that, it's specific to that card only. So once you change vido cards, you'll have to get a different water block after having spent so much money on this one.

Hey Race. :mrgreen:

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Re: ASUS Unveils AMD Radeon HD 3870X2 Graphics Card

Post by PCFlip » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:27 pm

MakubeX wrote:
PCFlip wrote:agreed the water cooling blocks for these are nuts, like EK's 3870x2 blocks around like $160+, really awesome looking blocks and Im sure preform amazing but man what a cost, time to break the piggy bank
Not only that, it's specific to that card only. So once you change vido cards, you'll have to get a different water block after having spent so much money on this one.

Hey Race. :mrgreen:
thats true too unless AMD/ATI plans to continue to use this exact same circuitry layout on all their upcoming dual GPU cards, and hey back at you, Maku :mrgreen:

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