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However, it’s not a card that can be used to play the latest games at the highest resolutions, so if you have a large LCD monitor, such as a 22in, or even a 19in, playing the most recent titles at the native resolutions of those monitors will lead to sluggish frame rates. In case you’re wondering about the difference in driver versions used, we had also double-checked the performance of the reference card with identical Now that’s something we have to see for ourselves, though we aren’t too sure if the generic boards that ASUS is referring to here are the reference models or an equivalent passively cooled card. It also happens to be the end of the line for Dave Orton, former president and chief executive officer of ATI Technologies before AMD acquired the graphics chipmaker , who has recently resigned as vice president of AMD. The crowded field also means that vendors have greater incentive to distinguish its products by adding more features and inevitably, the list of the usual methods include having overclocked versions, non-standard coolers, and in case of some, like the recent XFX GeForce GT Fatal1ty we saw , both. At this point, we got a little overzealous and maxed out the speed, which in turn, crashed our PC.

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But at least, ATI’s pricing at the moment does make one pause and consider what’s really important for a graphics card.

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. No doubt, there will be fingers pointing to the delays and disappointments about the much-hyped R architecture as a possible reason for this.

We may never know the real reasons behind this corporate decision but with ATI forced to rely on pricing in order to stay competitive with NVIDIA, such speculation is inevitable. For en860g0t who have no use for these frills, there’s always the reliable way of falling back on price as the decisive factor. Equipped with a custom heatpipe based cooler, ASUS claims this card runs cooler than generic boards by an average of seven degrees Celsius.

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ASUS EN8600GT OC Gear

The extra cost, and only very eh8600gt performance advantages when overclocking, mean it’s worth sticking to the regular ENGT instead. Developing data science skills is one of the best things that you can do for your career. Pros Fast default performance, runs quietly.

Again, that’s up to the individual but for us, we choose to skip and wait for a more worthy contender. However, its main highlight, the passive cooler does not exactly perform up to its claim of being cooler than generic boards, unless ASUS is referring to a generic passively cooled GeForce GT.

No doubt, the welcome addition of HDCP support brings it level with ATI in terms of a much-publicized feature but where the ASUS seems to be failing is its performance, where it lagged behind the reference card despite having newer drivers.

Conclusion : ASUS ENGT Silent MB GDDR3 (GeForce GT) –

Is it the price performance ratio? Now that’s something we have to see for ourselves, though we aren’t too sure if the generic boards that ASUS is referring to here are the reference models or an equivalent passively cooled card.

By that, we mean that it lets you overclock the clock speed of the card, and en860g0t the fan speed, by physically turning a knob. Rumors will surely surround his departure, coming so soon after the acquisition.

Also, the ne8600gt speed can’t be controlled via the module, only via SmartDoctor. It also happens to be the end of the line for Dave Orton, former president and chief executive officer of ATI Technologies before AMD acquired the graphics chipmakerwho has recently resigned as vice president of AMD. Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected.

It scored in 3DMark06 at this setting. You may also be interested in However, ASUS wants to make you think about that decision a little longer.

ASUS ENGT Silent MB GDDR3 (GeForce GT) –

It must be slightly galling for AMD to be placed in a position similar to its CPU business, where it is playing second fiddle to Intel. Our first though was this: However, it’s not a card that can be used to play the latest games at the highest resolutions, so if you have a large LCD monitor, such as a 22in, or even a ne8600gt, playing the most recent titles at the native resolutions of those monitors will lead to sluggish frame rates. Unfortunately, only the fps figure is an actual read-out, the speed, fan, volume and temperature are all represented by incremental bars that light up in different intensities to let you know how fast and hot the card is running.

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Cons OC Gear’s interface lacks read-outs for temperature and speed, relying instead on indicator lights. Singapore Malaysia Philippines Indonesia. I need power and lots of it. Now that ATI’s mainstream DirectX 10 graphics cards have been officially launched, the low-end and mid-range segments are looking increasingly crowded, with NVIDIA having up to four different SKUs, each with variable configurations for memory type and size.

Or the less quantifiable elements like features and image quality? Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Would you buy this? View our privacy policy before signing up. The crowded field also means that vendors have greater incentive to distinguish its products by adding more features and inevitably, the en8600gh of the usual methods include having overclocked versions, non-standard coolers, and in case of some, like the 2556 XFX GeForce GT Fatal1ty we sawboth.

It is however a welcome dilemma as having more choice is almost always better for consumers, provided they do their research of course, and not rely solely on brand names or hastily formed first impressions.