Asus launches new graphic processors
Dubai, May 12, 2010
Taiwan-based Asus, a leading company in the new digital era, has launched the latest generation of graphics processors from Nvidia in the UAE.
Launched in the region by FDC, a leading ICT distribution company in the region, and Asus, the ENGTX400 series is the first GPU (graphical user interface) to feature a fully-optimized product that delivers total gaming frills and immersion.
The new graphics cards from Asus deliver all the benefits of the debuting 40nm Nvidia GPUs, possessing considerable power improvements compared to their predecessors. They come in two varieties in the initial launch.
The flagship ENGTX480 uses the GeForce GTX 480 core with 1401 stream processors and a 384-bit memory interface. This is a frontline extreme performance board with a 700 MHz core clock and 1536 MB of 3696 MHz GDDR5 memory.
It is accompanied by Asus’ powerful mainline ENGTX470, which is a 1215 stream processor version of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 GPU. It packs a 607MHz core and 1280MB of GDDR5 RAM at 3348MHz with a 320-bit interface.
Both new graphics boards feature the usual Asus panache for exceeding reference designs with generous features and add-ons that lead to giant performance gains. Asus unlocks the real potential of this all-new and exciting technology by paving the way for unadulterated overclocking.
The company includes exclusive Voltage Tweak functionality via the Smart Doctor application, covering every possible overclocking and overvolting scenario.
Beginners to veterans, gamers can make the most of the new GPUs using detailed tweaking options that can easily boost performance by up to 50 per cent. With added cooling solutions, even more radical speeds and improvements can be attained, a statement said.
Users can even put their efforts to immediate test and gauge success rates with included advanced and entertaining benchmark interface supersonic sled. Another powerful software tool that’s in the package is Design Garage, a luxury car-themed creative utility that demonstrates the capabilities of DX11.
The new ENGTX480 and ENGTX470 are constructed to withstand punishing duty as pillars of serious gaming and overclocking with extreme cooling solutions and thermally-efficient board materials, the statement added.
The new graphic cards are 100 per cent DX11 ready, which means new graphics features such as advanced tessellation for detailed objects, interactive ray tracing in real time and the latest version of Nvidia’s PhysX can be put to full use as intended.
The two cards further offer Nvidia Cuda and DirectCompute parallel processing, whereby their great power can be harnessed in general computing – boosting the overall performance of the entire system even in non-graphics applications. – TradeArabia News Service
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