toggle

AAPL Stock: 112.92 ( + 3.23 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

ASUS rolls out GeForce 8800 GT with 1GB memory

updated 02:40 pm EST, Fri December 7, 2007

ASUS EN8800GT 1GB Card

ASUS finished its week with an update to its EN8800GT video cards. The new version of the company's GeForce 8800 GT card is the first to carry 1GB of video memory and increases the amount of space for textures and other data that can sometimes choke performance on the stock 512MB card. This is especially useful at the very highest resolutions and game detail settings, the company says. The card further veers away from NVIDIA's reference model using a custom heatsink and fan combo that ASUS claims will drop the running temperature of the card by 7C (44F) and result in either a more reliable card or more headroom for overclocking.

To match the hardware, ASUS bundles an overclocking utility which is purportedly first to allow boosting the shader clock speed independently of the main core as well as the memory. This can typically boost performance by 10 percent in benchmarks, the company claims. The 1GB card ships at NVIDIA's default 600MHz core and 1.8GHz effective memory speeds and comes with dual dual-link DVI outputs that support 30-inch displays. ASUS typically does not announce exact availability but should make the 1GB card available above the $250 price of 512MB cards in the US.




by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

  1. ssegaric

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Why is this on Macnn

    Great, are they also coming out with Mac drivers?

    What's the point of this appearing on Macnn?

    Steve

  1. ssegaric

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Oops, never mind

    I didn't realize this appeared under the Electronista tab. Cool, a 1GB card!

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented