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Asus announces Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS-based graphics card
Press release, April 16; Ricky Morris, DIGITIMES [Monday 16 April 2007]

Asustek Computer has announced the EN8600GTS graphics card based on the Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS GPU. Aimed a gamers, the EN8600GTS is equipped with 256MB of DDR3 memory and is able to support SLI technology.

The EN8600GTS utilizes Nvidia unified architecture with GigaThread technology and offers support for SLI multi-GPU technology, Microsoft DirectX 10, and Shader Model 4.0. Also featured is true 128-bit floating point high dynamic-range (HDR) lighting and Nvidia Quantum Effects technology – allowing users to bring out the best parts of the gritty and atmospheric portions of any game.

The EN8600GTS is also fully HDCP compliant – allowing users to playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray Discs and other protected content at full HD resolutions. Furthermore, the ASUS EN8600GTS comes with a a range of input and output solutions to fit any situation. Utilizing the PCI Express slot, the card supports TV-Out, HDTV-Out, Dual DVI-I and VGA outputs.

The EN8600GTS is available bundled with the recently released Stalker, as well exclusive Asus applications such as Asus Gamer OSD, a utility which enables overclocking and chat options during gameplay.

EN8600GTS Specifications

Item

Description

Graphics engine

GeForce 8600GTS

Video memory

256MB DDR3

Engine clock

675MHz

Memory clock

2GHz (1000MHz DDR3)

Memory interface

128-bit

Max. resolution

Up to 3840 × 2400

Bus standard

PCI Express x16

VGA output

Via DVI to VGA adapter

HDTV output

Via HDTV Out cable

TV output

Via S-Video to Composite

DVI output

DVI-I

Dual DVI output

Yes

HDCP compliant

Yes

Adaptor/cable bundled

DVI to VGA adapter
power cable
HDTV-out cable

Software bundled

Stalker (optional)
ASUS Utilities & Driver

Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes.com, April 2007

Asus EN8600GTS Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS-based graphics card

Asus EN8600GTS graphics card
Photo: Company

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