Press Release Summary:
Model ASUS EAH3850 SMART OC/HTDI/1G Graphics Card has luminant LED DVI output, back sustainer that offers secured support to prevent board bending, Glaciator Fansink that keeps GPU cool, and Cross heatsink that can lower power IC temperatures by 11ÂºC on average. Featuring 1 Gb onboard memory, it provides DirectX 10 gaming and multimedia playback. In high-voltage mode, gamers can achieve core and memory clock performance from 669-796 MHz and 990-1,100 MHz, respectively.
Original Press Release:
ASUS Launches New Smart OC Series Graphics Card with ASUS EAH3850 SMART OC/HTDI/1G
Enjoy 12% Performance Upgrades at the Push of a Button
Taipei, Taiwan, March 17, 2008 - ASUS, producer of top quality graphic solutions, has today introduced a new way for effective and simple overclocking with the ASUS EAH3850 SMART OC/HTDI/1G. This new Smart OC Series will allow users to increase voltages only when needed with the simple push of a button - providing them with up to 12% performance upgrades. The EAH3850 SMART OC also comes with a patent-approved luminant LED DVI output and stylish back sustainer; while the exclusive Glaciator Fansink will keep the GPU 20ºC cooler than reference designed fansinks. On top of all this, the ASUS EAH3850 SMART OC incorporates a large onboard memory size of 1GB - designed specifically to provide feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming and the best multimedia playback at ultra-high resolutions and maximum quality settings.
Intelligent and Energy Saving Overclocking with 12% Performance Boosts
With the ASUS EAH3850 SMART OC/HTDI/1G, voltages can be increased by just pressing the button located above the DVI output to boost performances. In this way, the voltage will only be increased when necessary, ensuring that no extra energy will be wasted at all. When in the high-voltage mode, gamers can expect core and memory clock performance boosts from 669MHz up to 796MHz and from 990MHz up to 1100MHz respectively. Such unprecedented performance upgrades helps elevate the EAH3850 SMART OC's 3DMark06 score from 8542 to 9585 - an astonishing 12% improvement in speed* over reference designed graphics cards. Gamers can now feel the adrenaline rush of superb gaming performance, and still save energy at the same time only with the EAH3850 SMART OC.
20ºC Cooler with Exclusive Glaciator Fansink
The ASUS EAH3850 SMART OC utilizes the new generation specially designed Glaciator Fansink that lives up to its namesake of a glacial storm by quickly and effectively transferring heat away from the GPU and lowering temperatures by a whopping 20ºC in comparison to reference design boards**. It is also half quieter than generic designed fansinks - catering to users who require maximum cooling without excessive fan rotation noise***. Additionally, the ASUS EAH3850 SMART OC also comes equipped with the specially designed Cross heatsink that is able to lower Power IC temperatures by 11ºC on average to provide overall performance stability.
1GB Onboard Memory for Best Graphical Output
Even a powerful GPU can suffer from bottlenecks due to slow and insufficient video memory, therefore memory size is very important. With most current and upcoming game requirements for video memory set very high; plus the fact that game developers still constantly increasing the estimated video memory size, the ASUS EAH3850 SMART OC, with 1GB of memory, will be able to deliver greatly enhanced performances for users to fully enjoy games or movies without lag or stuttering even at very high resolutions and maximum quality settings.
Unprecedented Rock Solid Quality from ASUS
In keeping in line with ASUS' Rock Solid promise for quality, the EAH3850 SMART OC provides several solutions for top quality graphic performance. The patent-approved luminant LED DVI output allows for easy connections - even in the dark, and the stylish back sustainer provides secured support to prevent board bending. Temperatures of the newly adopted DIP Spring Chokes are also 5~10°C lower in comparison to traditional Toroidal Coil Chokes; while Japan-made polymer capacitors lower power loss to provide more stable quality. Users will now be able to enjoy extreme performance and put their minds at ease at the same time only with ASUS EAH3850 SMART OC.
* Performance Configuration
PCI-Express 16X :
MB: P5B Deluxe REV:1.03G BIOS:0804
CPU : P4-2.66 GHz/8M Kentsfield-1066
Memory : 2048MB( DDR2-Transcend TS128MLQ64V8J 1024M*2)
HDD : WD WD1600JS
DVD-ROM : ASUS DVD-E616P3
Overclocking capabilities may vary when using different cards
** Testing Platform
CPU: P4 3.0G
M/B: P5B Deluxe
O.S.: Windows XP
Test Program: 3D Mark '03 (repeat GT4/Mother Nature)
*** The ASUS Glaciator Fansink has an operating level of 25dB while reference design boards have 50dB
Model EAH3850 SMART OC/HTDI/1G
Graphics Engine Radeon HD 3850
Video Memory 1GB DDR2
Engine Clock 669 MHz
Memory Clock 990MHz (495MHz DDR2)
Memory Interface 256-bit
DVI Max. Resolution 2560 * 1600
Bus Standard PCI Express 2.0
DVI Output DVI-I
HDMI Output Yes, via DVI to HDMI adaptor
HDCP compliant Yes
D-Sub Output YES, via DVI to D-Sub adaptor
HDTV Output YES, via HDTV Out cable
TV Output YES, via S-Video to Composite
Adaptor/Cable Bundled DVI-to-D-Sub adapter
Software Bundled ASUS Utilities & Driver
o Specifications are subject to change without notice.
o PCB color and bundled software versions are subject to change without notice.
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than 8000 and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.