ASUS EAH5750 1GB FORMULA Graphics Card Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅11-01-10
Product on Review: EAH5750 FORMULA/2DI/1GD5
Manufacturer and Sponsor: ASUS
MSRP: Not mentioned on site
Street Price: £100.

ATI have been on a roll lately, entering the Direct X 11 era full guns blazing. They have conquered the enthusiasts\' heart with their Hemlock HD5970, the high end market with their HD58XX series and the mainstream segment with the HD57XX series. We as consumers are now spoilt for choice, although saying this, ATI still need to work on their supply problems. Choosing a high end ATI card is quite easy as a result because you always go for whatever is in stock. However in the mainstream market, you are still left the daunting task of having a range of cards to choose from. This is where ASUS have come yet again to differentiate themselves from the rest with their all new custom "EHA5750 Formula".

Before we go into the details of the new card, it's important to understand ATI's current line-up. As mentioned briefly, ATI are targeting the ultra high end with their dual GPU HD5970 at a fairly steep price of £500-£550. Stepping down we have the HD5870 and the HD5850 at £300-£350 and £200-£250 respectively. Those are targeting the high end market and as previously seen in our very own review, the HD5870 has hit the sweet spot in terms of performance. The current slowest DX 11 cards are in the form of the Juniper core, set to replace the HD4870, and as such are priced similarly. Specification wise, the Juniper core not a whole lot different from the very familiar HD4870, sporting the same 800 shader cores but higher clock speeds. The Juniper LE core found in today's HD5750 is a slightly cut down GPU sporting lower clock speeds and only 720 shader cores. The main disadvantage facing this series is the limited 128bit memory bus. Hopefully, optimizations of the core along with its high speed GDDR5 memory can nullify this weakness.

Onto what ASUS is actually providing us with today. The EAH5750 Formula is built on ASUS's accustomed innovative cooling solutions and engineering. With an improved fan design and unique overclocking tools, ASUS promise to deliver highly improved cooling, whilst arming their user with the arsenal to create a blistering card at an affordable price.

A bit about ASUS:

ASUS comes from the last four letters of Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that represents the inspiration of art and learning. ASUS embodies the strength, creative spirit and purity symbolized by this regal and agile mythical creature, soaring to new heights of quality and innovation with each product it introduces to the market.

ASUS pursues technological and aesthetic perfection through continuous innovation. We place ourselves in our customers’ shoes to develop a deep understanding of, and genuine empathy for, their needs—enabling us to create user experiences that transcend the norm.

ASUS Design Philosophy

ASUS Design develops high-quality solutions our customers will enjoy.
Our design process is built on thorough research, early anticipation and well-planned execution.

We act with a global vision and a focus on local strengths, conditions and heritage.

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