Friday, July 30, 2010

ASUS Redefines the Graphics Card Market with ARES, the World’s Fastest Single Graphics Card ARES

-- ASUS provides hardcore gamers and enthusiasts alike all the power they need in a video card with ARES while the ASUS 5000 series provide outstanding performance for mainstream users --
Fremont, CA (July 13, 2010) - ASUS is proud to launch the new standard in flagship graphics performance, The Republic of Gamers ARES graphics card. Continuing the innovative and performance oriented tradition of all ROG products the ARES raises the bar for performance, cooling capabilities, design leadership and engineering expertise in a video card. The ARES graphics card lives up to its tagline of limited edition, unlimited power. With the integration of dual ATI Radeon 5870 GPUs in combination with 4 GB of high performance GDDR5 the ARES is upwards of 30%* faster than reference 5970 solutions.
Superior DesignUtilizing superior design techniques that include a custom PCB, high quality electrical components, copper heatsinks, metal fan shroud, high flow fan assembly and a specially designed dissipative back plate the ARES produces temperatures eclipsing the performance of the reference 5970 while offering considerably more performance.
Pushing Frame Rates and Breaking RecordsFor gamers and enthusiasts looking to push ARES to its full performance potential, ASUS continues the tradition of offering our award winning Voltage Tweak option. In combination with the robust fan controls offered in the Smart Doctor graphics utility users can push their cards to the limit for the smoothest game play possible at HD resolutions. ASUS EAH5870, 5850 and EAH5830 Series Featuring Copper and Direct Heatpipe Designs ASUS is launching the new EAH5000 Series range of graphics cards with innovative thermal and PCB designs that ensure exceptional performance results for gaming, HD media playback and overclocking activities. This continues ASUS’ trend of providing best-in-class designs, features and performance in a variety of video cards.
Cooling is always a concern of top performing graphics solutions whether you are gaming, playing HD media content, or overclocking. The ASUS EAH5870V2 leads the way offering a custom designed copper heatsink and fins to allow for 17% cooler performance than reference solutions. The ASUS EAH5850 and EAH5830 graphics cards include DirectCU technology, which feature two 8mm specially-flattened copper heat pipes that contact the GPU directly. This allows the cards to dissipate heat up to 20%* more effectively during gameplay and enable up to 35%* quieter operation in idle mode than reference solutions.
ASUS EAH5830 DirectCU
ASUS EAH5000 Series with Voltage Tweak for Great Overclocking Potential The ASUS EAH5870V2 Stalker Edition and EAH5850 DirectCU TOP graphics cards feature default GPU speeds of 868MHz and 765MHz, and memory clock speeds of 4800MHz and 4600MHz, respectively. The EAH5850 DirectCU TOP features an overclock potential of the GPU core clock speed to reach 800MHz* or higher for unparalleled performance in a midrange card. Additionally, ASUS’ Voltage Tweak technology provides users with the option of boosting GPU voltages for further increases in performance when overclocking. Cutting-edge Design with a Focus on Safety and ReliabilityThe ASUS EAH5000 series features a suite of design features that enables maximum gaming performance and unmatched overclocking reliability. The exclusive Dust-proof Fan design adds enhanced endurance to the ASUS EAH5000 Series as they extend the longevity of fan assemblies by up to 25%* longer than regular fans found on generic graphics cards. The ASUS EAH5000 series is also equipped with the innovative GPU Guard. Originally used in military-grade products, GPU Guard effectively doubles the structural integrity of the graphics card to prevent PCB cracks from occurring. The cards also feature multiple sets of input fuses and additional EMI shielding, safeguarding both components and users.
*Subject to system configuration and usage. Specifications, graphics card appearance and bundled software subject to change without notice. Please visit for more details.
About ASUSASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s bestselling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia, wireless solutions, networking devices and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand people and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2009 was US$7.5 billion. ASUS has been listed in BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100 for 12 years.