Opposing Fronts to whet your whistle. Obviously in all cases, I was able to crash the systems within a single run of 3DMark06 or playing any games for just a short while. On each setup I tested three driver versions in attempt to get some stable results: 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:

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Latest News Latest Videos. 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.

PCSTATS would recommend a rear exhaust fan to help get rid of all that hot air before the internal case temperature rises too high.

We also check out how well the card overclocks too — could this be the card to buy in the run up to Christmas? For reference, here are the system configurations as I tested them: This feature alone makes the ASUS EAH X2 quite an attractive option for consumers intent on setting up a PC with quad monitors – say to watch the stock market crash, or play a flight sim.

You can imagine that 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 footprint.

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. I think AMD’s solution is still way ahead of nVidia and Intel’s attempts at managing multiple displays, incidently. 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.


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And that is simply: Three years parts and labour Nvidia has been pretty dominant at the top of the graphics card market ever since the GeForce GTX launched back in November and it’s fair to say that AMD has struggled a little in recent times. Two copper plates cover the GPUs, and heatpipes and aluminum fins efficiently work to disperse the heat into the surrounding air. On each setup I tested three driver versions in attempt to get some stable results: Sapphire Radeon HD 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.

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.

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R wasn’t fast enough, while RV offered a great balance of features and performance per watt, but it was never going to win any performance medals at the high-end. The first image shows some odd things: 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.

The two samples I have here are already on their way back to ASUS with a promise that they will look into the findings I listed above trying to find a fix.


Sapphire decided that it wasn’t happy with the Radeon HD ‘s standard cooler and decided to make something better. Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony.

Unfortunately, different does not always equal better. Opposing Fronts to whet your whistle.

ASUS EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP Problems

Not only that, but the clocks on it are faster than the reference too: It comes in an even bigger box – the requisite amount of goodies we’ve come to expect from top-tier manufacturer ASUS’ flagship cards are supplied incidently.

While nVidia has focused on making larger, more powerful single graphics processors, AMD has taken the approach of adding two GPUs onto a single videocard.

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About Us Employment Privacy Policy. The lucrative high-end videocard market is one that is hotly contested between the graphics juggernauts at AMD and nVidia. Written by Tim Eah380.

Merry Ezh3870 and Happy Holidays everyone. The crashes came in the form of blue screens, black screens and error messages about DX9 or DX10 calls.

Are they worth the extra cash for a bit more umpf?

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