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Old September 24, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Default ASUS Launches EAH5800 Series Graphics Cards with Voltage Tweak Technology

ASUS, the world?s leading producer of top quality, cutting edge graphics solutions, today launched the new ASUS EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5 and EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5. The first in the world to utilize Voltage Tweak technology, these graphics cards enable users to boost GPU voltages via the SmartDoctor application to enjoy up to a 38% improvement in performance. ... [ Read full article ]
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Old September 24, 2009, 02:06 PM
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Performance Boosts with Voltage Tweak and Extreme Overclocking with SmartDoctor
The ASUS EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5 and EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 are equipped with Voltage Tweak technology, as part of the SmartDoctor application. It enables users to raise GPU voltages from 1.15V to 1.35V and from 1.088V to 1.4V respectively, boosting GPU and memory clock performance from 850 / 725 MHz to 1035 / 1050 MHz and from 4800 / 4000 MHz to 5200 / 5200 MHz respectively. Such extreme performance upgrades raise the EAH5870 and EAH5850’s 3DMark Vantage Extreme Preset score from 8,087 to 9,252 and from 6501 to 8987—an unbelievable 17% and 38% improvement compared to other reference designed boards*. Gamers and overclockers can also benefit from ASUS SmartDoctor, the world’s first overclocking utility that allows the tweaking of GPU voltages on the EAH5800 Series graphics cards. ASUS SmartDoctor enables users to boost both voltages and overall performance with just a few clicks—without the hassle of flashing the BIOS or running the risk of damaging the graphics card.
So the core can be boosted to 1050Mhz, and the RAM can be boosted to 5200MHz?

Either way, that is sick! I wonder what the temperatures are going to be like.
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Old September 24, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Temperatures should be good though I'm looking at this as needing more cooling on VRM then anything else, since I thikn the 48xx series had some pretty hot VRMs.

still.. this is the reason I Held out on buying the xfx and all other 0-day 5870's cause none of them had software volt mods.. this'll be the one to get

And no, the stock 5870 is NOT fast enough so yes it DOES Need to be overclocked :D
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Old September 24, 2009, 06:50 PM
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I'm surprised - I wouldn't have expected this sort of thing for a few months yet. Maybe to throw a little water on Nvidia's eventual G300 fire. Still, definitely looks interesting. But it doesn't specifically say that this is a non-reference or custom design, so I wonder if that means that the VRM's are software controllable, similar to the first-gen GTX280/260's? And if so, it's quite possible that programs like Rivatuner will be able to do similar on other models, in due time.
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