Asus EAH5850 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 vs EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5.???

Is there any real difference in these two cards other than the minimal core and effective memory clock speeds?? Seems so minimal I can't see why there would even be two different cards. Info would be appreciated. This will be used in a Server 2008 R2 RemoteFX test bed. Thanks.

EDIT: Linky|14-121-375^14-121-375-TS%2C14-121-370^14-121-370-TS

EDIT2: Also I see there is a 6 pin and an 8 pin power connector on this. Do both of those get connected? Do I need an advanced PSU for this? Sorry...just getting back in the game of building for the first time in about 2 years or so. Thanks.
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  1. My 5850s used two 6-pin each, though it looks like both of those cards use a 6-pin and an 8-pin each. I would recommend you use a power supply with these connections on it.

    Either card is fine. Asus is a solid brand. Producers usually sell the factory OC'd for a little more because the factory recognizes the card as good enough quality to run stable at higher clocks. Either will run just fine.
  2. Alright super. I went with the slightly cheaper one. I doubt I will notice the difference. Can you recommend a good PSU for this setup? 2 x RAID0, 1 x ssd, 1 x 1TB sata, this video card, Asus mobo...can't remember the model name ( prob not important), Core i5 760. THanks.
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    Since every component on your system depends on them, I am very picky about PSUs. My minimum recommendation for your setup:

    If you ever think you'll add another video card:

    They are good video cards. The ASUS cards have a great cooling solution on them as well.
  4. Best answer selected by fuzzyreets.
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