Wednesday, May 28th 2008

ASUS Preps EN9600GT Matrix Video Card

ASUS is preparing to unveil a number of new products during the upcoming Computex 2008, but one of them deserves special attention. Named ASUS EN9600GT Matrix, this will be a tricked out GeForce 9600GT video card equipped with a specially designed hybrid cooler. The custom dual-slot cooler of the card consists of a large aluminum heatsink with heatpipes and a fan that will start working only when the card runs 3D applications or the temperature rises considerably. Besides all this, the new card will come with a black PCB, single DVI and HDMI outputs and optical sound output. Clock speeds are still unknown, but the EN9600GT Matrix is very likely to be highly overclocked, considering the big cooler and the Republic of Gamers badge on its fan. More information about the card will be unveiled during Computex 2008.

Source: NordicHardware
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28 Comments on ASUS Preps EN9600GT Matrix Video Card

#1
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
ASUS Preps EN9600GT Matrix Video Card
i wish i was part of the republic of gamers id totally hook them up with some ideas.....and id willingly show them what to mod

its always been my dream to be part of like an OC team ya know like palit or something were someone gave me parts to show them what they could do and sponser them and stuff not because of the free parts id probably burn out more than i could use anyway but i think i could seriously change peoples perceptions on how far hardware can go.

maybe ill get serious into team TPU see if me and some of the other members will kick it up a notch cards like this are awsome and im so glad the market is changing to recognize that high end users want more...even if they cant afford the tools like a soldering iron etc...i dont see a time far away from now where were given cards like the one above pre lapped pre volt modded hand selected diff ns ram than "standard" versions built in VR pots so people can vmod them stock ahhh the days of high end part buying.
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#2
erocker
You need to write letters to some manufacturers!:toast: Perhaps get a couple ice-pots while you're at it.;) I really like the cards looks (to be feeble), the cooler is very unique looking and black works for me!
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#3
Megasty
The card looks sleek as hell, but a single slot version would be sick.
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#4
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
maybe i should

i mean i consider myself part of a vast community and i like to think i have a good idea of what people want and wrighting a letter of ra test build cant be that hard our very own pyro wrote letters and got all sorts of stuff to test out and keep i think i want to do that i mean imagine REAL performance tests not from some shady site written in bad japanese but a real guy in his own house testing things the way people want them to be tested.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
The cooler is big because when in 2D/low temp, the cooling is passive. And a large heatsink means that there's no rapid heating (or even rapid cooling). Rapid temperature changes damage components. Nice cooler.
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#6

awesomeliciasly :eek::eek: magnificent card . Will stay quiet in general usage . And will be overclocked too .
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#7
djisas
love it!!
i wonder if their whiling to pull an hd4870 like that...
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#8
jbunch07
very nice looking indeed!
i love black on black.
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#9
Cold Storm
Battosai
I like the look of that card! And hope it can give what it says!

off topic: I hope W1zz is at the conference!
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#11
1c3d0g
This graphics card is hands down the best I've seen yet. It performs within spitting distance of the 8800GT yet it's cheaper and runs cooler. What more could you ask for? :cool:
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#12
djisas
a shame i bought a gts...
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I think he and Darksaber usually are. Or I could be wrong.

By the way, why does ASUS always use EN in their card names?
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#14
malware
by: WarEagleAU
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By the way, why does ASUS always use EN in their card names?
Those are prefixes that ASUS use to mark its cards:

EN = PCI-E N (NVIDIA) Series
ЕА = PCI-E A (ATI) Series
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#15
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
too bad its positioned where you cant see all that neatness (well for most mainstream form factors that is).
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#16
GSG-9
Its always the high-mid range that gets all these fancy aesthetic enhancements. Its to bad that dont make a beefier version thats a 9800. Although Asus's Dual 7800GT was quite nice.
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#17
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
That is the best looking cooler I have seen in a while.
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#18
Haytch
Is this the card thats meant to be on par with 8800GT G92 ?
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#19
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Haytch
Is this the card thats meant to be on par with 8800GT G92 ?
Stock speed 8800 GT, maybe.
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#20
Grings
Wow, that looks really cool, good to see too, as generally whenever you see a decently designed midrange card its let down by having a fail gpu
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#21
latte2
i know this is not on the subject but can anyone tell me what the heatsink in this pic is called or if it will fit on to a asus en9600gt/hdmi/1gb on bord ddr3 ram
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#22
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
It's the reference NVIDIA heatsink made by Flextronics. It will fit on the NVIDIA reference design PCB for the 9600 GT.
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#23
latte2
thanks heeps iv been looking for that answer for ages!
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#24
latte2
oh yeah is it possible to buy it separate and if you can do you know of any australian sites i could buy it from
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#25
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
NVIDIA reference coolers aren't sold seperately. You can buy a used one from someone who just replaced it with another cooler/watercooling, though. (ie if someone water-cooled a 9600GT in the first place).
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