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ASUS Announces NVIDIA GeForce 8600 Series

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  1. malware New Member

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    The new ASUS EN8600GTS/HTDP/256M is a high-end graphics card that will be released and bundled with the much anticipated first person shooter game S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadows of Chernobyl. Equipped with 256MB of DDR3 memory and able to support NVIDIA´s SLI technology, the EN8600GTS is designed with the gamer´s graphics expectations in mind. With such high-end specifications, this graphics card has earned the accolade of being the official global bundle partner of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. In line with this, ASUS´s G1 gaming series notebook – testament to its gaming-oriented design, also features in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R game itself.

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    Great GPU Performance for Extraordinary Gameplay
    The ASUS EN8600GTS utilizes NVIDIA´s unified architecture with GigaThread technology to deliver the finest graphics and visual special effects. With full support for NVIDIA SLI technology and Microsoft DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0, this graphics card will make use of the graphical enhancements from Microsoft Windows Vista to enable stunning and complex special effects. The ASUS EN8600GTS will also feature 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.

    Exclusive ASUS Features for Versatile Graphics Usage
    Besides being bundled together with S.T.A.L.K.E.R, the ASUS EN8600GTS also comes with exclusive ASUS applications and features to further enhance the overall graphics experience. One key feature of the ASUS EN6800GTS is full HDCP compliancy – allowing users playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray Discs and other protected content at full HD resolutions. Furthermore, the ASUS EN8600GTS comes with a host of input and output solutions to fit any situation. Utilizing the PCI-Express slot, this graphics card also has TV-Out, HDTV-Out, Dual DVI-I (supports two 3840 x 2400 at 30Hz resolution displays) and VGA outputs.

    One of the most useful applications bundled together with the ASUS EN8600GTS is the ASUS Gamer OSD. This feature is able to deliver Overclocking and chat options during gameplay – allowing users real-time performance upgrades when they require it.

    With ASUS Splendid, watching movies on the PC rivals top-of-the-line televisions in terms of clarity and sharpness. ASUS´s exclusive Video Security Online also allows users to keep an eye on their homes at all times no matter where they are.

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  2. BXtreme

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    NOW THAT'S NEWS! YAY! ^_^
    But it's 128bit ?? :wtf:
     
  3. yeah i've come to believe anything with a 6 in it for intel means 128bit lol, 7600gt, 8600gts? lol i'm seeing the beginning of a trend, but overall if the price is right, it's a great midrange card, and i can't wait to see it with a full range of benches and the like
     
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    but now the gap between the high end models and the midrange models is increasing too much. 128bit for the midrange when the highend models had 256 is OK. but now that the high end models have 320 or 384bits, 128bit seems too less. :(
     
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    Its Nvidia not Intel, and memory bandwidth does not always mean better or worse performance.
     
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    Last time I checked, all DX10 cards except for the G80/R600 will have 128-bit memory, because it really doesn't affect performance too much (I'll wait until seeing benchmarks on THAT one).
     
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    The design for that card = fail.
    The specs seem okay but the yellow + green design? Pfft... ASUS could have done a better job on that :shadedshu
     
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    Nice card and even nicer game going with it, specifically a launching partner. Asus should make an ATI bundle as well.
     

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