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DAN G.

DAN G.

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ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity
ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

Pros: * Flawless HDMI output with 9 meter (30-foot) cable * 27 watt idle on desktop w/ near zero heat * 85 watt peak draw stable @ 880/1170 w/ 2 1080p displays * Near silent * Old games only double desktops' 27w draw w/ no/low heat

Cons: * No three simultaneous displays without DisplayPort Monitor (but I have not attempted adapter/active adapter solutions) * MB SATA ports' rescue req'd ultra-low profile 90/270° cable purchases (*tech); curved edge of card shroud allowed ONE SATA connection on install night, thanks for small favors. * Probably would have gone with 4770 card if a two DVI + HDMI output model was available on the ducted fan external exhaust style card, I guess I will thank myself a few years down the road.

Overall Review: Anyone notice the ASUS website claim of "Exclusive Voltage Tweak Technology to increase up to 38% performance"? It was fun watching the ASUS ATI OverDrive Auto Tune slowly ramp up an extra 18-20% more power into the card but no benchmarks to prove the 38% performance increase though.

10/26/2009