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

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.

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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