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ASUS Launches Graphics Cards with Super ML Caps

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    ASUS, world-leading producer of top quality graphic solutions, has today introduced the world’s first graphics cards to utilize Multilayer Polymer Capacitors (Super ML Caps) with the self-designed ENGTX285 and EAH4890 Series. Both equipped with the Super ML Cap, the ASUS designed ENGTX285 Series allows users to enjoy up to 3.3 times GPU overclocking margins and up to 15°C cooler GPU temperatures when compared to reference designed boards; while the ASUS designed EAH4890 is equipped with the Super ML Cap, Voltage Tweak Technology and a specially designed fansink to offer up to 3 times GPU overclocking margins and 10°C cooler GPU temperatures. Additionally, with the inclusion of the EMI Shield, covered chokes, low RDS(on) MOSFETs, and solid capacitors, users can achieve extreme performances while enjoying total peace of mind.

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    Up to 3.3 Times Overclocking Margin and 15°C Lower GPU Temperatures with ASUS ENGTX285
    The ASUS designed ENGTX285 and EAH4890 Series are the world’s first graphics cards to be equipped with the Super ML Cap. With the high capacitance inherent in Super ML Caps, guaranteed stable system operation even under a sudden increase in load current will deliver the most reliable power and the best overclocking margin ever. Additionally, the low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) of the Super ML Caps enable higher ripple current with better power efficiency to help lower the temperature of the GPU and memory modules by up to 15°C and 8°C respectively on ENGTX285. The Super ML Cap also exhibits superior low-temperature impedance, allowing PCs to be switched on even at temperatures of under -15°C. Furthermore, the low height of Super ML Cap allows it to be placed closer to the GPU without interfering with the heatsink, allowing it to respond faster with a reduced lower voltage noise for even better stability (the GPU power noise can be reduced from 246mv to 210mv, an amazing 15% drop on ASUS designed ENGTX285). With the Super ML Cap present on the ENGTX285 Series, the overclocking limits of the GPU/shader/memory clock can be dramatically boosted from 670/1550/2700 MHz up to 720/1656/2920 MHz—an astonishing 3.3 times in terms of GPU overclocking margin.

    Easy and Extreme Overclocking via Voltage Tweak with ASUS EAH4890
    Besides the Super ML Cap mentioned above, the ASUS EAH4890 Series also comes with the exclusive Voltage Tweak technology and a specially designed fansink to provide users with the best possible tweaking options. With Voltage Tweak, users can boost GPU voltages from 1.312V up to 1.4V easily with just a few clicks in the SmartDoctor application, and along with the luxurious Super ML Cap, the overclocking limits of the GPU/memory clock can be dramatically boosted from 900/4000 MHz up to 1000/4800 MHz—an astonishing 3 times in terms of GPU overclocking margin. Additionally, the specially designed fansink on the EAH4890 Series comes with six 230mm heatpipes to maximize heat dissipation efficiency, which combined with the low-ESR Super ML Cap (the GPU power noise is reduced from 143mv to 114mv, an amazing 20% drop on the ASUS designed EAH4890) can generate 10°C cooler GPU temperatures when compared with the reference designed boards.

    Enjoy Up to 108% Default Performance
    The ENGTX285 TOP’s default core, shader, and memory clock performances are boosted from 648 MHz up to 670 MHz, 1476 MHz to 1550 MHz, and 2484 MHz to 2600 MHz respectively, while the EAH4890 TOP’s default core and memory clock performances are elevated from 850MHz up to 900 MHz and 3900 MHz to 4000 MHz. These extraordinary performance upgrades help raise the ENGTX285 TOP and EAH4890 TOP’s 3DMark Vantage Extreme Preset scores from 6003 to 6298 and 4612 to 4980—an astonishing 5% and 8% improvement in speed respectively when compared to any other reference designed board. With such overwhelming performance boosts, get ready to feel the adrenaline rush of gaming like never before—only with the ASUS ENGTX285 TOP and EAH4890 TOP!

    Ultimate Armaments: The Finest Component Selections
    Keeping in line with ASUS’ Rock Solid promise for quality, the self-designed ENGTX285 and EAH4890 Series will come equipped with several solutions that will help deliver top quality visual performances. With the EMI shield, 66% EMI can be reduced for more stable signals; while Covered Chokes enhance up to 25% power efficiency and generate less heat in comparison to traditional Toroidal Coil Chokes. Additionally, the low RDS(on) MOSFET lowers temperatures by up to 15°C in comparison with the traditional thick versions. Last but not least, the use of solid capacitors lowers power loss for more stable operations and durability, even under long-term use. The lifespan of the solid capacitors can also reach 60,000 hours, with a guaranteed 5,000 hour operation time under extreme 108°C environments. Therefore, users will be able to enjoy extreme performance and have peace of mind—only with the ASUS self-designed ENGTX285 and EAH4890 Series.

    Value-added Coupon Offer to All Gamers with ENGTX285 Series
    Delivering added gaming value to all gamers, the ASUS ENGTX285 Series graphics cards will now come with a limited edition coupon. This coupon will allow users to obtain up to $25 in value or 10% off on up to 5 games or CUDA applications at the NZONE webpage. With over 200 game titles like Fallout 3, Far Cry 2 and Call of Duty: World at War, users will be spoiled for choice for the hottest and latest games. The latest CUDA applications like Badaboom are also offered on the site for users interested in unlocking the true power of their graphic card’s GPU cores to help accelerate the most demanding graphical tasks.

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    Source: ASUS
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    So this is the next step on from Solid caps I presume?
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    900 to 1000, thats foolish adverstising since i thought it meant from 1000 to 1300 core
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    Is 1000 on the core not enough for you?? :nutkick: :shadedshu


    If Asus say they can take their cards to this level (see above) then I'd love to get a hold of one as I'm sure there is another 10 - 15% in them.....3GHz GDDR3 on that 285 anyone???? :rockout:
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    If these designs result in noise free mosfets, that's all sellingpoint they need to have for me.
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    Now they just need to design these with digital PWM and then I'm sold on one, untill then my choice for Nvidia cards will sway toward Zotac.
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    there's gotta be fine print somewhere saying they can't be held to their word on that lol. Still though, for a company to come out and make such bold claims it leads you to believe they are giving themselves some headroom.
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    this should be standardised:)
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    me want this one...

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    me also:D
    now I'm trying to be a ATi fanboy:D
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    :respect:G** DAM asus never stops I just might not get the Toxic....this will be fun to play with under water:D
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    how about under LN2?:D
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    I would like to see how these are compared to the others out there
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    Needs moar X2. Imagine a 4870X2 with this....
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    hmm, i doubt x2s will get this because they are not as popular as the rest of the 4800 Line up.
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    Will both the Asus Radeon EAH4890 TOP/HTDI/1GD5 1GB (900/1000 core/mem)
    And the Asus Radeon EAH4890/HTDI/1GD5 1GB (850/975 core/mem)
    Feature the Fujitsu ML Capacitor?
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    if these ML caps prove to be good, perhaps they will but it will take further testing of them under overclock conditions etc.
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    i hear your stuck with the 1000mhz core limitation with the asus top 4890...
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