Oltre alla nuova linea di schede grafiche ENGTX200, che utilizza le nuove gpu GTX 280 e GTX 260 di NVIDIA in maniera perfettamente aderente a quelle che sono le specifiche fissate dal design reference delle video card, ASUS ha lanciato, mediante il comunicato stampa di seguito allegato, una gamma di GTX 200 "Overclocked" di default che include al momento i controller grafici ENGTX280 TOP (GTX 280 based) e ENGTX260 TOP (GTX 260 based), entrambi commercializzati con un bundle che comprende il game Alone in the Dark.
La ENGTX280 TOP, la cui denominazione completa è ENGTX280 TOP/HTDP/1G, presenta i valori di 670MHz, 1460MHz e 1215MHz per le frequenze di clock di gpu, shader e RAM, contro i valori di default che sono pari rispettivamente a 600MHz, 1300MHz e 1100MHz. In accordo al produttore, ciò determina un boost prestazionale complessivo di circa il 12% rispetto alla versione standard: test interni con 3DMark Vantage Extreme hanno evidenziato il passaggio da uno score di 4877 a 5440.
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Taipei, Taiwan, June 16, 2008 ASUS, producer of top quality graphic solutions, has today introduced the world's first overclocking version of the latest generation of NVIDIA GPUs the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260 chipset; with the ENGTX280 TOP and ENGTX260 TOP graphic cards. This powerful series of graphics cards provides 12% improvements in gaming experiences with the ENGTX280 TOP/HTDP/1G. Additionally, the ASUS ENGTX280/G/HTDP/1G and ENGTX260/G/HTDP/896M will also come bundled with the latest game, Alone in the Dark.
12% Performance Upgrades
With the ENGTX280 TOP/HTDP/1G, gamers can expect core, shader, and memory clock performance boosts from 600MHz up to 670MHz, from 1300MHz up to 1460MHz, and from 1100MHz up to 1215MHz. Such never-before-seen performance upgrades help raise the ENGTX280 TOP/HTDI/1G's 3DMark Vantage Extreme Preset score from 4877 to 5440 an astonishing 12% improvement in speed when compared to any other reference designed board*. As the world's first overclocking version of GTX 260 Series, the ENGTX260 TOP will also be released soon with impressive performance results. Prepare to feel the adrenaline rush of unprecedented gaming performances only with the ASUS ENGTX280 TOP/HTDP/1G and ENGTX260 TOP/HTDP/896M!
World Exclusive Hottest Game Bundle Alone in the Dark
The original Alone in the Dark video game was the first game to launch survival gaming as a genre; and this latest version once again sets the standard with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through state-of-the-art real-time physics and unprecedented environmental interaction. Incorporating Twilight technology and a full-fledged rendering engine, the game creates a lavishly detailed world filled with highly realistic and advanced cinematographic effects. With the powerful performance of the ASUS ENGTX280/G/HTDP/1G and ENGTX260/G/HTDP/896M, gamers will be able to enjoy exhilarating action-orientated gaming experiences within a highly detailed, open environment.
Enjoy Absolute Graphical Immersion
The ASUS ENGTX200 Series makes games come alive with immersive graphics that feel like the real thing. With a 50% performance boost over previous generations of graphics cards, both performance and immersion are absolute; and high definition worlds crackle, burn and hum with cinema-quality clarity. Additionally, beyond the scope of gameplay, the ASUS ENGTX200 Series is able to seamlessly shift processing-intensive tasks from the CPU to the GPU like playing the latest Blu-ray movie or running graphical processing-intensive applications. This results in smoother and faster tasks for example transcoding a video to a personal video player can be accomplished up to 7X faster than before.
* Performance Configuration
PCI-Express 16X :
MB: MaximusExtreme Rev:2.00 BIOS:0802
CPU : Intel Core(tm)2 Extreme 3.00GHz (QX9650)
Memory : 2048MB( DDR3 APACER 1333 1024M*2)
HDD : WD SATAII 300 1600AAJS
DVD-ROM : LG DVD-GSA-H55N
Overclocking capabilities may vary when using different cards
The 3DMark Vantage score was obtained using Extreme Preset
Source: ASUS Press Release