Asus Republic Of Gamers line-up of graphics card are quite popular for their highly modified PCB’s, and cooling solutions. They are also popular for their comparatively high clock speeds than prescribed by the Graphics card maker. The latest card in Asus ROG (Republic Of Gamers) line-up is the ATi HD 5870. The card features a custom cooler which according to Asus is made of special materials thus achieving a 13% improvement in cooling than the reference cooler.
The core of the graphics card is clocked at 894Mhz. The card features 2Gb of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4.8Ghz on a 256 bit memory bandwith. Asus has also incorporated their Super Hybrid Engine and iTracker 2 engine in the graphics card. The Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) automatically reduces the clock speed of the graphics card to low levels during normal operations, thus reducing power consumption. While under heavy load, it increases the speed of the card so as to deliver high performance. The iTracker 2 engine allows overclocker to safely adjust the memory timings of the graphics card.
Asus did not mention anything about the price of the card, but we expect it to cost at least 60 USD$ more than a normal ATi HD 5870.