Perfect balance of 28nm power with cool and quiet performance DirectCU thermal utilizes direct-contact GPU heatpipes for 20% cooler and vastly quieter performance than reference. Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology delivers precise digital power and enhanced durability for stable overclocking GPU Tweak utility helps you modify and tune clock speeds, voltages, and fan performance via an intuitive interface. Shop × Modal header Deploy the Cool. Reign in Silence. ASUS Exclusive Innovation DirectCU II 20% cooler with exclusive DirectCU II thermal solution Super Alloy Power Acclaimed DIGI+ VRM with Super Alloy Power technology delivers precise digital power and enhanced durability for stable overclocking. Real-time and intuitive graphics tuning Detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z Monitoring widget provides real-time and detailed multi-parameter info 2D/ 3D switcher can lock the card in 3D mode for higher benchmarks Automatically check and update drivers and BIOS versions Sync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclocking Graphics GPU Features Powered by AMD Radeon™ HD 7870 28nm GPU Less power consumption & more efficient transistor PCIE3.0 Delivers double the bandwidth per lane of PCIe Gen 2 for faster GPU – CPU communication AMD Eyefinity Technology Extends your visual horizon across six displays for engaging gameplay and entertainment. AMD HD3D™ Technology Optimize stereoscopic 3D gaming and movie-watching entertainment. DirectX® 11 Support Bring new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and get top-notch performance Software CrossFireX™ Technology Multi-GPU technology for extreme performance Microsoft® Windows® 7 Support Enable PC users to enjoy an advanced computing experience and to do more with their PC GHz Meet or exceed a 1GHz reference engine clock for better performance I/O Ports Highlight Model Number : N50 > N50-AS031C N50-123456 N50-234567 Graphics EngineAMD Radeon HD 7870Bus StandardPCI Express 3.0Video MemoryGDDR5 2GBEngine Clock1000 MHzMemory Clock4800 MHz ( 1200 MHz GDDR5 )RAMDAC400 MHzMemory Interface256-bitResolutionD-Sub Max Resolution : 2048x1536DVI Max Resolution : 2560x1600InterfaceD-Sub Output : Yes x 1 (via DVI to D-Sub adaptor x 1)DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-D), Yes x 1 (DVI-I)HDMI Output : Yes x 1 Display Port : Yes x 1 (Regular DP)HDCP Support : YesAccessories1 x CrossFire cable 1 x DVI to D-Sub adaptorPower Consumptionup to 225W2 additional 6 pin PCIe power requiredSoftwareASUS Utilities & DriverASUS FeaturesDirectCU SeriesSuper Alloy PowerDimensions10.47 " x 4.25 " x 1.54 " InchNote• No UEFI support.* No native UEFI BIOS support, for UEFI BIOS, please download from ASUS technique support site. (The update tool only for ASUS MB.) × I confirm, please take me there. Cancel DirectCU Direct cooling for 20% cooler than reference Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads.If the GPU is the heart of a graphics card, then the cooling device would be its lungs. Without it, the graphics card would not be able to "breath" smoothly, causing it to break down or even cause the entire system to fail. For ultimate cooling, ASUS DirectCU thermal technology developed the ideal heat banishing copper in exclusively designed heat pipes for direct and fast heat dissipation. ASUS DirectCU technologyThick copper heatpipes are accurately positioned in direct contact with the GPU surface so heat is transported and dissipated efficiently to the heatsink - achieving a 20% cooler performance than reference. Since heat is carried away faster, fans can spin at a lower speed thus resulting in quieter performance than reference. Other brandsAn extra metal plate is placed between the heatpipes and GPU, slowing down heat transfer to the heatsink. Due to temperature build-up, the fan has to spin faster, leading to louder operating noise. Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads. Super Alloy Power 15% performance boost, 2.5 times longer lifespan, 35°C cooler operation The new and exclusive Super Alloy Power technology on ASUS graphics cards uses a special alloy formula which is highly-magnetic, heat-resistant and anti-corrosive. It delivers a more stable and quieter operation compared to the reference design – a welcome bonus sought after by performance seekers. 15% Performance BoostDuring overclocking, the Super Hybrid Engine acts as an intelligent controller to switch between high and low intensity power profiles in real time for 15% performance boost*. 2.5X Longer LifespanSuper Alloy Capacitor increases the card’s lifespan to 150,000 hours which is 2.5 times longer* than traditional capacitors. 35°C Cooler OperationsSuper Alloy components are reinforced with special alloy formula and manufactured under high temperature and pressure to deliver stable and noise-free operation. GPU Tweak Tweak and tune like a PRO Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads.Overclocking is made real-time and intuitive with ASUS GPU Tweak utility. It not only allows you to optimize clock speeds, voltage and fan speeds on up to four graphics cards independently or simultaneously, you can also select between GPU Tweak’s Standard or Advanced modes depending on your level of experience. On top of these exciting tools, ASUS gives you more: Sync GPU clocks and voltages for easier overclocking Automatically check and update driver and BIOS versions Get detailed specs and actual card status with GPU-Z 2D/3D switcher can lock the card in 3D for higher benchmarks Monitoring widget provides detailed multi-parameter info Please check out our microsite for more details and downloads. GPU clock and voltage sync and Disable 2D functions are not applicable on GTX 600 cards.