The ASUS EAH5830 DirectCUis a very large example of an HD5830 thanks to a large and efficient cooler designed by ASUS.  Not only does it give the card a rather distinctive look it cools a little more quietly.  [H]ard|OCP’s testing has shown that the cooler may not be that much more effective than the stock cooler but it only created concern during a very stressful benchmark, during gaming the card stayed within a reasonable temperature range.  Read on to see what their final verdict was.

“The ASUS EAH5830 DirectCU is a beast of a video card with both ASUS’ Voltage Tweak Technology and its new DirectCU GPU cooler. We will see if we can push her to ATI Radeon HD 5850 performance levels in Assassin’s Creed II, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Aliens vs. Predator, DiRT 2, and Crysis Warhead.”

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