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ASUS Releases its ENGTX400 Series Graphics Accelerators with VoltageTweak

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  1. btarunr

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    Long awaited by hardcore gamers and overclockers in every part of the world, the latest generation of graphics processors from NVIDIA is finally here, and ASUS is the first to prepare and release fully-optimized products that build on its many new features to deliver 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 GTX480 core with 480 CUDA cores at 1401 MHz and a 384-bit memory interface. This is a frontline extreme performance board with a 700MHz core clock and 1536MB of 3696MHz GDDR5 memory. It's accompanied by ASUS' powerful mainline ENGTX470, which is a 448 CUDA cores running at 1215 MHz version of the NVIDIA GTX470 chip. It packs a 607MHz core and 1280MB of GDDR5 RAM at 3348MHz with a 320-bit interface.

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    Full Spectrum Awesome
    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%. With added cooling solutions, even more radical speeds and improvements can be attained.

    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 in a very interactive and impressive manner.

    The quality build and thermal properties of ASUS graphics cards have won repeated acclaim over the years, and the new ENGTX480 and ENGTX470 are no exception. They are constructed to withstand punishing duty as pillars of serious gaming and overclocking with extreme cooling solutions and thermally-efficient board materials.

    Ready to Amaze
    One of the greatest advantages of the new graphics cards is that they are 100% DX11 ready. This 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.

    Also on board is the exciting NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, part of the new move towards genuine 3D gaming at the home. Hundreds of game titles already support this technology, with more coming out constantly.

    Enthusiasts have waited a long time for the new 400 series of GPUs from NVIDIA, which promises at least three times the performance levels of the previous mainstream desktop 200 series.
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    At only 20 bazillion degrees....Kelvin. Sorry couldn't help it.
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    I want to see some OC results from these cards ...
    along with accurate temp/wattage monitors :)
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    i thought it was only Ati that used stream processors?
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    More voltage through these? so... ever hotter?

    Not sure that's smart...
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    heh -- you're correct... that should be "cuda" cores for nVidia cards -- and should be 480 not 1401 =)
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    50% more peformance my a**
    I know ASUS have some good products,but this is just false marketing
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    GTX480 core with 1401 stream processors and which is a 1215 stream processor, WOW this is below 5870 away
    but how asus can add stream processor it should reference from factor "NVIDIA GPU"
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    They're referring to shader clock speed.
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    i'm already signed up for one or two of them .. they're still waiting for nvidia to ship them boards though (like everyone else)
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    Please, show some respect. You don't know what it can do with a +2.0V tweak, LN2 and a nuclear power station
    LOL
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    What would 1600 CUDA Cores be equivalent on AMD architecture? Because 480 Cuda cores > 1600 Stream processors.
    Joke.
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    For review purposes or are they for your own system?
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    review. winter is over here, extremely happy with my powercolor 5870 pcs+
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    ITS OVER 9000 DEGREES CELCIUS

    Increasing the voltage even a little would increase power consumption and heat output and the Fermi cards are already at the top end on those. I can maybe see the point if the voltage tuner was standard for every ASUS card bundled on the driver disk. Id actually be interested to see the results of using it.

    50% :laugh: faulse advertising at its best!
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    Well I hope you get them before it gets too warm out. 2 of these in SLi with voltage control will surely be unrealistically hot on the stock cooling.
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    yes this has been said by themmm soooo many times. They should change it to " up to when you put a water kit on it!"

    Im waiting for news on there 5870 v2 should be this month also they are spacing out releases
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    *Waits for more people to talk about how hot it is and how its pretty much a POS*

    We get it already.
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    Well we can also talk about the ridiculous price if you want. :wtf:
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Oh sorry, sure, guess you didn't get it all out of your system the past hundreds of threads about the same series of cards.:ohwell:

    Its hot/pricey and sucks power like there's not tomorrow. /end thread
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    :rolleyes:

    You can troll the last 1000 post I've made and you'll find next to nothing related to this series. Souns like you've got the white knight itch though.

    With the release of Asus voltage control on a GPU series already infamous for it's tremendous heat output/power consumption versus it's direct competition it's 100% acceptable to have relevant discussions pertaining to the affects of said voltage control on the aforementioned caveats.

    With that said I respect Nvidia for their effort in redefining how they produce GPUs. It's good for the industry, gamers, and science. After a few revisions and process shrink I can see this really taking off.
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    I'm not specifically saying you, i'm talking about every past GTX 4 series thread, we get it already, where the fucking mystery?. I understand what you're saying, but thats the point, you have the discussion and move on, instead of lingering on an already well know fact.


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    Oh shit.*hides*
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    I agree the bandwagon lynch mob is a little out of control this time around.
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    GTX470 has less shaders, lower clock than GTX480.

    It will overclock better than GTX480 obviously.

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